AllynMarie Smedley joined Trace Jenkins in 2006 and was named a partner in January, 2014. Ms. Smedley’s practice is dedicated exclusively to family law including but not limited to divorce, support/alimony, child support, child custody, trial and family law matters that require Appellate Division review.
As a family law attorney, Ms. Smedley also focuses her extensive experience on pre- and post-marital agreements, college contribution matters, spousal grandparent visitation, equitable distribution, paternity determinations, parenting time, domestic violence, non-traditional family law, settlement negotiations, wills and adoptions.
Prior to joining Trace Jenkins, Ms. Smedley clerked for the Honorable Harold U. Johnson, Jr., J.S.C., Chancery Division, Family Part in Cumberland County. Ms. Smedley sits on the board of directors for the Gateway Community Action Partnership, which helps low- and moderate-income residents of seven South Jersey counties overcome roadblocks to self-sufficiency. As part of her commitment to community she serves as a co-coach for Delsea High School’s Mock Trial team since 2011. In 2012, she founded the William T. Nace Scholarship Foundation which provides college scholarships to high school seniors who show a financial need, an effort that was recognized in the October 2012 Super Women issue of South Jersey Magazine. Ms. Smedley was further recognized as an up-and-coming leader by SJ Biz Magazine in the magazine’s annual listing of the top 20 under 40 young professionals.
Ms. Smedley believes that a practical approach, combined with strong advocacy, goes a long way toward minimizing the negative impact a family law matter can have on clients and their families.
New Jersey State Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar (inactive)
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE, J.D., 2004
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ, 1998
South Jersey Magazine – Awesome Attorney, 2009 through 2014
South Jersey Magazine – Featured Awesome Attorney, 2010
South Jersey Magazine – Super Women, October 2012
South Jersey Biz Magazine – 20 under 40, 2014
Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2012, 2013, 2014
American Society of Legal Advocates- Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in the State of New Jersey (Family Law)
Gloucester County Woman – “Importance of Knowing Your Financial Future”, June/July 2008
NJ State Bar Association – Dictum – “Divorce and the Automatic Stay – What You Need to Know”, page 14, October 2011