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Mark M. Cheser was born and raised in N.J. He received his J.D. from Emery University School of Law. He is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Less than 1% of the bar has this distinction. He has been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the State three times. Only 5% of New Jersey lawyers are selected for this honor. After receiving his law degree, he engaged in further legal study toward an LLM degree.

30 Years Experience

Mark M. Cheser was an Assistant County Prosecutor from 1980-1983. He has always practiced criminal law and only criminal defense since 1983. He has appeared in nearly every Court in Central New Jersey. He has represented well over 7500 clients, tried over 100 cases to verdict and has defended people against every type of charge.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    37 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    33 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    31 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    33 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David A. Coolidge Jr.

    Provides excellent advice. Very knowledgeable about the profession. Recommend highly if you need a lawyer in his neck of the woods.


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  • Leonard Roy Boyer

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr Chesner is a highly experienced knowledgeable attorney who freely share his knowledge with both the general public and the legal community.


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Contact info

2424 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ, 07083

197 State Route 18 South
(By appointment only)
East Brunswick, NJ, 08816

33 Wood Ave South
(By appointment only)
Iselin, NJ, 08830

4400 Route 9 South
Freehold, NJ, 07728



PAAdministrative Suspension197804/02/2016
GATerminated - Nonpayment of Dues197808/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2011
Master Inn of Court since 2004Richard J Hughes American Inn of Court2010
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1989New Jersey Supreme Court2010
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2008
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2007
Super LawyerNew Jersey Super Lawyers magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Offices of Mark M. Cheser, Esq.1988 - Present
PartnerNassberg and Cheser1983 - 1988
Assistant ProsecutorUnion County Prosecutor's Office1980 - 1983
Governor's InternUnion County Prosecutor's Office1978 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMember2007 - Present
Richard J. Hughes American Inn of CourtMember2000 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New JerseyMember1985 - Present
American Association for Justice (New Jersey chapter)MemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (New Jersey chapter)Member1983 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. TorresNot guilty DWI
State v. Joseph4th degree obstruction of justice, no probation.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Miami University of OhioHistory, Political Science, PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Institute for Continuing EducationClosing Statements2009
Institute for Continuing EducationCross Examination2008
Institute for Continuing EducationOpening Statements2007
Institute for Continuing EducationCriminal Defense, Skills and Methods Course2001
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal EducationAdvanced Criminal Trial Practice2000
People Law SchoolMunicipal Court Practice1998
Lorman Education ServicesD.W.I. Defense - Strategies in Handling D.W.I.1998
Legal Education ProjectMunicipal Court Practice1996
Institute for Continuing Legal EducationMunicipal Court Practice1996