About the Firm

CKL devotes its practice primarily to complex white-collar matters, securities litigation, complex business disputes and prosecuting civil cases on behalf of seriously injured individuals. We handle cases for individuals and institutional clients at all levels of the Federal and State courts, and before Federal and State Courts.

Our attorneys have substantial trial experience. Our reputation as aggressive advocates inside and outside the courtroom is well known in the legal community. This reputation, which has been built over 35 years of practice, ensures that our clients will receive the best possible representation available.

CKL’s litigation prowess has been recognized in numerous legal publications. CKL was recently named by US News and World Reports as a Tier 1 law firm among the Best Law Firms in New Jersey. CKL has also been recognized in various legal publications as “stunning trial lawyer[s]” with a “colossal reputation” handling “the most complex cases” and the top firm to call “if [U.S. Attorneys’ Office] comes-a-knocking.” Publications have also recognized “when the powerful get in trouble, they turn to [CKL]” because of its “’truly outstanding presence’ in the courtroom as a result of [their] track record.”

CKL also won the first acquittal of a public official in New Jersey following a 10 year string of over 100 convictions by U.S. Attorneys’ Office. Several CKL lawyers have also been recognized by their peers as SuperLawyers.

Perhaps our greatest success, which often receives little attention because of its confidential nature, is convincing government authorities to decline prosecution in highly sensitive matters. Even when a client has been indicted, we have secured tremendously favorable resolutions through pretrial negotiations. In situations where a favorable pretrial resolution cannot be achieved, the firm devotes its considerable resources and skills to vindicate our clients at trial.

Similarly, in civil disputes, our reputation as “trial lawyers” enables us to secure substantial settlements and judgments on behalf of seriously injured clients and minimize the exposure of corporate and professional clients in business disputes

75 Livingston Avenue, Roseland, New Jersey 07068 - Tel: (973) 422-9200 - Fax: (973) 422-9700 - mcritchley@critchleylaw.com