150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Madeline Mary Marzano-Lesnevich

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Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain and O'Cathain, LLC

Contact Information

West Wing, Suite 250
21 Main Street, Court Plaza South
Hackensack NJ 07601
Work (201) 488-1161
Fax (201) 488-1162

Practice State

New Jersey


Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation


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  • Bergen, New Jersey
  • Essex, New Jersey
  • Hudson, New Jersey
  • Middlesex, New Jersey
  • Morris, New Jersey
  • Passaic, New Jersey
  • Somerset, New Jersey
  • Union, New Jersey


Rutgers School of Law, 1989; MA, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, City College of the City University of New York, 1970; BS with Honors, Columbia University, School of General Studies, 1968

Legal Organizations

American Bar Association, Former Contributing Editor to Family Law Litigation Newsletter; New Jersey State Bar Association, Former Chair, Family Law Section, Former Trustee of Certified Trial Attorneys Section & of Women in the Profession Section, Former Legislative Chair of Family Law Section; Bergen County Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Former Senior Editor, "New Jersey Family Lawyer".


Named "Super Lawyer" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2005-Present) Named to "Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers" (2011 and 2012) Named "Best of New Jersey Among Our Most Distinguished American of Italian Descent" by Italian Tribune (2009) New Jersey Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Service Award, 1996

CLE Presentations

Domestic Partnerships in NJ; 2004 Judicial College: Developments in Family Law; Alimony Basics; Custody Basics; Annual Boardwalk Seminar, ATLA; Fifth Annual Family Law Summer Institute; Author: The NJ Domestic Partnership Act; Defining "Parent"; Using the Internet in Family Law; Using Four-Way Settlement Conferences Effectively; In Limine Limitations in NJ Matrimonial Practice.


Co-Author, Child Support & College, What is the Correct Result?, Family Law Symposium, NJICLE, 2009 Co-Author, The Parent Left Behind: Post-Divorce Relocation from a Legal and Psychological Perspective, sponsored by AAJ-NJ, November 2009 Co-Author, The New Bankruptcy Act & Its Impact on Family Law, AAML, 2006, 2007, 2008, & Updated 2009, Understanding the Sweeping Changes to the Bankruptcy Code as it Affects Divorce and Divorcing Parties, sponsored by ABA, Scottsdale, Arizona Co-Author, The Difference Between Sole vs. Joint Custody: What Every Lawyer Must Know, Family Law Symposium, NJICLE, 2007 Co-Author, In the Interest of Children of Same Sex Couples, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2005 Co-Author, The New Jersey Domestic Partnership Act, NJICLE, 2004 Co-Author, Defining 'Parent' to Determine Standing and Standards in Same-Sex Custody Disputes: V.C. v. M.J.B. Was Just the Beginning, NJICLE, 2004

AAML National

Vice President Chair, Continuing Legal Education (2012) Former Chair, Best Practices Committee (formerly American Law Institute) Former Chair, Admissions Procedure Committee Former Program Chair, Continuing Legal Education

AAML Chapter

New Jersey Chapter, Immediate Past President Former Chair, Long Range Planning Committee Former Member, By-Laws Committee Former Editor in Chief AAML/NJ Newsletter

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