Attorney Profile




Mr. Mark has over twenty four years of trial experience – that’s real courtroom experience selecting juries and trying cases.



Profession:



Attorney, full-time practice specializing in personal injury and accident cases. Mark Law Firm, 459 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506.

Bar Admissions:



Supreme Court of New Jersey
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit
All New Jersey Courts

Professional Experience:



March 1998 Board Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney pursuant to Court Rule 1:39. Qualification process includes demonstration of substantial educational involvement and trial experience; referrals by other attorneys and judges; and rigorous written examination.

1991 to Present Law Office of Michael A. Mark, 459 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey. Cases and trials handled are all types of liability and negligence claims; automobile accident cases; slip and fall and other premises liability claims; breach of contract; Consumer Fraud Claims; commercial litigation claims; Breach of Insurance Contract Claims; product liability claims; and medical malpractice claims.

1998 to 1991 Vaccaro, Osborne & Curran, Esqs. Forest Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey. Insurance defense trial practice, handling mostly defense of automobile and fall down negligence claims, subrogation claims, truck and motorcycle negligence claims, and medical malpractice claims. Also handled plaintiffs’ claims in the same areas.

1986–1998 Williams, Manna & Puglisi, Esqs.; Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, New Jersey. General Practice Firm. Handled all types of cases including automobile, truck, and motorcycle claims; subrogation claims; municipal/traffic court cases; child custody cases; and contract cases. 1985 Suffolk County Prosecutor’s Office; Riverhead, Long Island, New York. Responsibilities included researching criminal procedural issues and attending trial under the direct supervision of an Assistant District Attorney.


EDUCATION:



1984-1986 University of Bridgeport, School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Graduated May 1986 with Law Degree (JD). General course of study included core requirements in general areas of law. Concentration in Moot Court Argument.

1982-1983 University of Bridgeport, School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Graduated May 1983 with Associates in Arts Degree in Legal Studies.

1978-1981 Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey. Graduated in June 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. General academic course of study with a core emphasis on business and marketing.

1974-1977 Don Bosco Preparatory High School, Ramsey, New Jersey. Graduated in 1977 with a Diploma in general academic course of study in all disciplines.


CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COURSES:



February 2009 Don’t Believe the Verdict Sheet: Winning at Trial in Bergen County

February 2009 Winning At Trial

February 2009 Four Concurrent Seminars – Auto Program 2009 –Handling Auto Cases During Tough Times

January 2009 New Jersey Civil Case Law Update

November 2008 Effective Taking & Using a Videotaped Deposition

August 2008 Becoming a High Tech Trial Lawyer

May 2008 On The Ball regarding Damages with Tom Vesper and David Ball (Boardwalk Seminar – Atlantic City)

May 2008 Nursing Home Litigation (Boardwalk Seminar – Atlantic City)

July 2007 Cross-Examination: Preparing & Telling Your Story Through Defense Witnesses

June 2007 Jury Selection in New Jersey: New Charges to How Voir Dire Will be Conducted

April 2007 Litigating A Wrongful Death Case

February 2007 Four Concurrent Seminars – Advocacy, Live Trial Demonstration of a Premises Liability Case

February 2007 Litigating and Trying Employment Cases: Strategies for Success

February 2007 Workplace Discrimination Investigations

February 2006 Practical Approach to Premises Liability

February 2006 2005/2006 New Jersey Civil Case Law Update

January 2006 Medicine for Lawyers

December 2005 Nursing Home Claims: Beyond the Basics

April 2005 New Jersey Attorneys on New Jersey Cross Examination

February 2002 Automobile Case Preparation including Lawsuit Threshold update, PIP Benefits, Uninsured Motorist Claims.

April 2001 Microsoft Word for the Law Office

April 2001 Automobile Insurance Update – 2001

December 2000 Video Deposition Seminar

October 2000 Automobile Arbitration

September 2000 Personal Injury Seminar

September 2000 Best Practices for New Jersey

February 2000 Killer Cross Examination Techniques

December 1999 Mild Impact Soft Tissue Seminar

November 1999 Art & Craft of Conducting Depositions

November 1999 Lawsuit Threshold

April 1999 Automobile Insurance Update

September 1998 Effective Use New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act

July 1996 Litigating the Lead Poisoning Case

November 1995 Orthopedics for Lawyers

December 1992 Municipal Court Seminar

Marcy 1991 New Jersey Evidence Workshop

October 1989 Mastering the Craft of Opening & Closing Arguments

September 1989 Trial Practice After Tort Reform

January 1988 Current Issues in New Jersey Automobile Litigation

December 1987 Criminal Procedure

November 1987 Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage Issues


SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT:



Ringwood Republican Club

Ringwood Chamber of Commerce
Assistant Hockey Coach, Ringwood Hawks Recreation – 2001/2002

Assistant Hockey Coach, Ringwood Hawks Recreation – 2000/2001

Assistant Roller Hockey Coach, Ringwood Recreation – 2001/2002

Assistant Roller Hockey Coach, Ringwood Recreation – 2000/2001

Safety Certification Program, S.A.F.E.T.Y. (Safety and First Aid Course) sponsored by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Boy Scouts of America, Den Leader, Troop No. 56 – 1986-1988. Responsibilities included direct supervision of Scots in areas of recreation and leadership.

We practice civil and criminal law in all New Jersey Municipal courts and in the Law Division and Appellate Division of the New Jersey
Superior Court. We have Appeared in many Courts in Counties such as Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Atlantic,
Burlington and Sussex. Call us today at 973-423-9000 for a free consultation.

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