Mark E. Critchley

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude; Lead Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
  • University of Maryland, B.A.
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Mark Critchley focuses his practice on business, commercial, and general litigation. Prior to joining Brach Eichler, he was, for over five years, a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law. As a member of the Consumer Fraud Prosecution Section, Mark led investigations and litigations on behalf of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and other state agencies. He investigated and litigated violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, New Jersey False Claims Act, and numerous consumer-fraud regulations, against a wide variety of companies.

Previously, Mark clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Parrillo, P.J.A.D. (ret.) in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

An active volunteer, Mark donates his time to the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games.
 

NOTABLE MATTERS

  • While at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Mark:
    • Obtained a $277,000 judgment against a travel agency for defrauding customers who purchased travel and/or vacation planning services that were never provided. The judgment included civil penalties, consumer restitution, and a permanent injunction barring the company from selling travel planning services in the state.
    • Negotiated a $177,000 settlement with a company that sold underground survival shelters that were paid for but never provided. The settlement included civil penalties, consumer restitution, and injunctive relief barring the company from operating in the state.
    • Negotiated a $250,000 settlement with a home improvement and home elevation contracting company to resolve allegations it defrauded homeowners by abandoning construction projects being performed on Superstorm Sandy-damaged homes. The settlement included civil penalties and consumer restitution.
    • Negotiated a settlement with a national residential and automotive service contract company to resolve allegations that the company defrauded consumers by refusing to honor the terms of its contracts. The settlement included civil penalties, consumer restitution, and injunctive relief banning the company from operating in the state.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member