Mark Wechsler

Mark Wechsler

Phone: (973) 586-4910
Fax: (973) 627-0869

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Mark Wechsler

Mark Wechsler has been recognized by:

  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2017
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2016
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2015
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2014
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2012
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2011
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2010
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2008
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2007
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2006
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005

Mark Wechsler Listed as a Member of the Top 10 Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dynamic, dedicated and approachable, Mark Wechsler is a driving force in New Jersey matrimonial law. Among his many accomplishments over the past 20 years is his having litigated one of the state’s lead cases on the complex issue of international jurisdiction in child custody disputes. He prides himself on the strength of his client relationships, ethical standards and formidable negotiation and trial skills. Mr. Wechsler’s proven strategy for success is to become steeped in the nuances of his clients’ situations, interests and motivations; to thoroughly and objectively analyze every case to determine the best strategies; then to do all it takes to achieve his clients’ goals, whether that means settling or litigating. A sought-after attorney, Mr. Wechsler is renowned for his courtroom strategy and trial skills.

 

Mr. Wechsler took an indirect route to joining the law profession, earning a graduate degree in criminal justice and criminology before taking a position with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, and subsequently with the Federal Court System. His criminal justice work gave him experience and insight into the legal system, which spurred him to earn a law degree. He spent several years practicing both general and family law, and then decided to dedicate himself to the latter. Mr. Wechsler possesses both a determination to win and a natural empathy for his clients. This combination makes him a highly effective matrimonial attorney, due to the high-stakes and intensely personal nature of each case.  Mr. Wechsler believes in giving back and provides pro bono services to The Women’s Center at the County College of Morris and is involved in the New Jersey Bar Association’s community service activities.

Practice Areas

Joined the Firm

  • 1997

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1992

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, J.D.
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.A.
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A.

Certification

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

Representatives Cases

  • International jurisdiction in child custody disputes, Poluhovich v Pellerano, 373 N.J. Super 310 (App.Div. 2004)

Associations and Memberships

  • Past President of the Morris County Bar Foundation
  • Past-President Elect Morris County Bar Association
  • Trustee of the Morris County Bar Association and chairman of its Family Law Committee from 2006 – 2008
  • Blue Ribbon Panelist for the Early Settlement Panel Program in Morris County
  • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and that organization’s family law section
  • Lectured on behalf of the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education [ICLE]
  • Lectured on Behalf of the Morris County Bar Association

Awards

  • Morris County Bar Association, Family Practice Award 2016
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers 2005-2016
  • Ten Leaders in Matrimonial & Divorce Law, Northern New Jersey 2005

Past Employment

Law clerk for the Honorable Martin A. Herman

Volunteer Work/Pro Bono

The Women’s Center at the County College of Morris