• Afonso Baker Archie Foley & Lodge PC
    Afonso Baker Archie Foley & Lodge PC

SINCE 1996 THE LAW OFFICES OF AFONSO BAKER ARCHIE FOLEY & LODGE HAVE SWIFTLY AND SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS IN MATTERS OF DCPP/DYFS, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, PERSONAL INJURY, FAMILY LAW AND IMMIGRATION.

We focus on legal specialties each of which requires substantial skill and significant real-world court experience:

  • DYFS / DCPP — Situations involving the New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency are emotionally charged and very complicated, so our professionals represent you with compassion and understanding while advocating for your rights.
  • Criminal Defense — Reputation is important and our attorneys bring decades of experience representing clients in criminal matters.
  • Immigration — Our firm represents immigrant issues such as obtaining a green card, citizenship, and deportation issues.
  • Personal Injury — Our personal injury lawyers represent your best interests through the entire litigation process and we will fight for you the settlement or verdict you deserve. Our office has received over 100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Consistent with our commitment to affordable legal care for all, ABAFL has no fixed fee schedule. Instead we openly discuss your practical needs and resources and work toward a clear, fair, work agreement.

Please call us at (856) 786-7000 to schedule an initial consultation.

There is no greater power than the State / Government interfering with Family affairs. If you are subject to NJ DYFS / DCPP interference, we are the only law office in New Jersey to call.

The attorneys at Afonso Baker Archie Foley & Lodge provide experienced representation to parents, foster parents, children, caretakers and families involved in all matters brought by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services or DYFS). We understand that these matters are emotional and often very complicated.

Our office has over 100 combined years of experience handling DYFS/DCP&P matters. Two of our partners, Eric Foley and Ted Baker, are former Deputy Attorney Generals who prosecuted DYFS cases for many years after completing clerkships for Judges who presided over DYFS cases. In addition, another lawyer in our office is a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge who presided over thousands of DYFS cases while on the bench. Prior to becoming a Judge, Octavia Melendez had decades of experience as a Deputy Attorney General, prosecuting thousands of DYFS / DCPP cases.

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