Kristyl M. Berckes Esq.
Lyons & Associates, P.C.
76 East Main Street, 2nd Floor
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Kristyl graduated from Boston College in 2004, where she earned a degree in both English and Secondary Education, and she received her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University, School of Law in 2010. Before making the decision to attend law school, Kristyl served as a high school English teacher for the Harrison School District. As a dedicated educator, she continued this full-time career while attending law school in the evening.
Prior to joining Lyons & Associates, P.C., Kristyl enjoyed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable James G. Troiano, J.S.C. in the Essex County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part. During this clerkship, Kristyl was responsible for various family matters, including both matrimonial and juvenile cases. She is also certified through the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts in Mediation and Conciliation Skills, and regularly mediated custody, parenting time, and child support issues for non-dissolution cases. In addition to practicing matrimonial law, Ms. Berckes serves as a faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching Legal Research and Writing and Family Law in the Paralegal Studies Program.
Kristyl is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, and the NJSBA Young Lawyers’ Division.