Thomas J. Jenkins, Esq.

Of Counsel 

Thomas J. Jenkins has been practicing family law in South Jersey for the past 35 years. Former partner with 
Ms. Smedley at the law firm of  Trace & Jenkins LLC and Of Counsel at Smedley & Lis, Mr. Jenkins has joined Smedley Law Group as Of Counsel.

Thomas J. Jenkins, Of Counsel for Smedley Law Group, practices exclusively in the area of family law matters, including but not limited to, divorce, custody, alimony, child support, equitable distribution, domestic violence. In addition to extensive trial experience in the areas of complex divorce litigation, custody litigation, and domestic violence, Mr. Jenkins is trained in mediation and collaborative law.


A founding member of South Jersey Collaborative Divorce Professionals (SJCDP), Mr. Jenkins describes collaborative law as a breath of fresh air for those individuals who choose to end their marriage amicably and under their own control rather than in what often turns out to be expensive and acrimonious litigation. While no longer a member of SJCDP, Mr Jenkins remains fully trained and able to assist our clients in the collaborative process.

While an advocate of mediation and collaborative law, Mr. Jenkins has the experience and expertise to fully litigate your matter to conclusion if necessary to protect your rights and the rights of your children.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar, 1984


  • Rutgers State University School of Law, Camden, NJ, J.D., 1984

  • Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, B.A.

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

  • Camden County Bar Association

  • Gloucester County Bar Association

  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist

  • Blue Ribbon Panelist


  • 2007 Awesome Attorney, South Jersey Magazine 

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney

Awards disclaimer

“I could not be more pleased with the services I received from Ali Smedley, Esq. and her team. Going through a divorce can be very emotional, confusing and difficult. My divorce was all these things plus more! Ali was guided me through every step of the process and always looked out for my best interests. From a legal standpoint, she is competent, very knowledgeable and thorough. Most importantly, she was responsive and a pleasure to work with throughout the process. I highly recommend Ali and her team!”

John P. "Jack" Gallagher

My Professional Superpower That Sets Me Apart From Other Attorneys
I’ve always been a problem solver. Most family law cases are a “problem” seeking a solution.  I believe there’s always a solution.

Why I'm a Huge Proponent of Collaborative Law

Collaborative law is a legal process that enables couples who’ve decided to separate or end their marriage to work together along with their attorneys to amicably reach a settlement without turning their decision-making over to a judge or enduring the trauma and expense of litigation. 

To me, collaborative law is a breath of fresh air for those people who choose to end their marriage amicably and under their own control, rather than in what often turns out to be expensive and acrimonious litigation.

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