Practice Areas
Bar and 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

Mark E. Critchley, Associate

973.364.8339 · 973.629.1949 Fax · mcritchley@bracheichler.com

Mark E. Critchley focuses his practice on assisting business and individual clients in contractual and commercial disputes.  Mark is an experienced litigator in federal and state courts involving contractual disputes, consumer fraud, shareholder disputes, construction litigation and probate litigation.  Mark works with clients at all stages to achieve the most efficient and beneficial result for the client.

Prior to joining Brach Eichler, Mark was a Deputy Attorney General for over five years 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.

Mark earned his J.D. cum laude from the Washington and Lee University School of Law.  During law school, Mark was a Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review.  Mark also graduated with a B.A. from the University of Maryland-College Park with a degree in History and Criminal Justice.  After law school, Mark clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Parrillo, P.J.A.D. (ret.) in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division.

Mark was awarded Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” for commercial litigation in 2021 & 2022.

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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
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  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
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