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Eric M. Mark

Immigration Attorney at Newark, NJ

4.8   186 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 18 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    60%
    All areas of immigration law except with a few exceptions. The areas we handle are family related immigration, naturalization, asylum, removal defense, federal litigation, Petitions for Reviews, and appeals

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    All areas of criminal defense including traffic tickets, DWI, municipal court (petty crimes), superior court (serious crimes), appeals, post conviction relief

    18 years

BEFORE YOU TALK TO THE POLICE, CALL MY OFFICES. AS A JERSEY CITY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY, I STAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE ACCUSED OF WRONGDOING. WHETHER YOU ARE CHARGED WITH A CRIME OR BEING INVESTIGATED, I WILL FIGHT FOR THE OUTCOME YOU DESIRE.

I believe everyone deserves a chance. Everyone deserves achance to defend himself or herself and explain what needs to be explained. Ihave spent a lot of time overseas and have many friends and family from othercountries. When I describe the opportunity that Americans have to stand up forthemselves, to defend themselves and to challenge the State, my foreign friendsare always amazed and envious. Receiving those reactions, understanding theuniqueness of our justice system, and appreciating those opportunities make meproud to do what I do.

            Aftergraduating from Pepperdine University School of Law, I became an AssistantProsecutor in Somerset County, NJ. I handled criminal and juvenile prosecutionsof all natures from the investigation stages through trial. I argued numerouscases in the Appellate Division and submitted briefs to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

            Whilea law student I had several eye-opening experiences that helped me gain myappreciation for the law and our justice system. I was a judicial intern to theHonorable Katharine S. Hayden of the Federal District Court in Newark, NJ and Iwas a legal intern at the Ministry of Justice of the State of Israel. Theseplaces showed me people, cases and laws of various philosophies and differentbackgrounds.

            Igained my bachelors degree in History and Journalism & Mass Media fromRutgers University, where I graduated the University with Honors and from mymajors with Highest Honors. I rowed varsity crew all four years.

            In immigration cases, criminal defense, and drunk driving my clients are often fighting uphill battles. The outcomes can never be guaranteed and all the pressure andstress is on them because they stand to lose the most. For that reason Ihold nothing back. Each client is my most important client. Every client has mycell phone number and can call me at anytime with questions. I have severaloffices and try to accommodate clients by meeting as close to their homes orbusinesses as possible, and on days and at times where they will not have tomiss work.

            Ihave the legal knowledge, courtroom presence and relentless work ethic toprovide you with the representation you need in a personable manner so thatyour experience with the legal system is as painless and as successful aspossible. 

 

Awards

Top Contributor 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2024 2023 2022 + 10 ...
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 10 ...

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Location

Law Office of Eric M. Mark
201 Washington St.
Newark, NJ, 07102-3802

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  186 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Kelly | May 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A real lawyer!!
I found myself in a civil case that went political as per my first lawyer. Lawyer one then became unresponsive with a case I should have gotten a not-guilty 100% Eric mark saw the damage lawyer number one was doing took my case secured my ability to fire lawyer number one. Eric mark with a judge's approval fired lawyer number one . Eric mark went into damage control secured me not dismissal but not guilty of over 90% of the charges against me. Eric mark does not look at the politics he looks at the case and does his job , he's not a big talker he executes . had I secured Eric mark first verdict would have been 100% not guilty easy. I recommend Eric Mark.
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Response from Eric Mark May 24, 2018
Thanks Kelly. This was a bizarre case, but we got the best result possible. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Maria | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maria DeSousa
If you are looking for a great immigration lawyer, I greatly recommend Eric. Eric is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in immigration field. His attentive, dedicated and will treat your case/problem as his own. Eric is always available via email or phone. He answered all the questions in details. My family hired Erick few months ago and we had a quick outcome.
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Response from Eric Mark March 24, 2018
Thank you for posting a review. I'm happy I was able to help.
Posted by Egbe | June 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My awesome experience-law office of Eric Mark
When my first attempt at immigration applications for a "green card" suffered a major crack, I found myself in the Law Office of Eric Mark. He picked up all the broken pieces of my case, diligently and proffessionally so, cleaned it up and gave it a new life. In record time! I got my Green card right in my front pocket! When removal of condition from my green card/application for my naturilization was due, again I return to Eric Mark. Once again as expected Eric delivered in the most impressive manner you can ever think of. As I write this comment, I am now a proud Citizen of the United States of America! Awesome!! Here are some key notes but not limited to these, while Eric stand out from others in the legal proffession: *He is proffessionally diligent. *Will carry you along from start to finish. *Never compromise standareds and legal guardlines as required by law. *Eric is proggressively firm and studious! I strongly recommend Eric Mark for most of your legal services especially immigration issues. I will not hesitate to say this, in my opinion, there are two Attorneys in New Jersey- Attorney Eric Mark and others! Good job Eric and thankful to you and your legal team.
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Response from Eric Mark June 25, 2024
Thank you, Egbe. What a review. I'm proud to have earned this.
Posted by Carla C. | June 5, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Eric M. Mark is a SCAM
Please find a different different lawyer, this lawyer is a scam and he buys fake reviews, don't read the 5 stars reviews on his google page those are brought by him. He loves scamming innocent Hispanic family. this is all my opinion but do your own research!
Response from Eric Mark June 6, 2024
This person gave me 5 stars. I did not pay whoever this is as I've never paid anyone else. I've never had a client named Carla C. We all must wonder, if I buy fake reviews, why aren't there more? Why are the reviews spaced out over so many years? Why are there bad reviews (like this bogus one) to which I reply? I hope Carla C. has some better days ahead.
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Posted by Cindy | April 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I retained Eric for an assault charge and was able to get it dismissed without even going to trial. Professional, Honest and Direct. I'm happy with his services.
Response from Eric Mark April 3, 2024
Thank you for posting. I'm happy we were able to get the right outcome.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend for fighting traffic ticket
I retained Mr. Mark to represent me in two virtual municipal court appearances after I received a traffic ticket that I was confident was baseless. He reviewed the facts and materials and concurred that the ticket seemed unwarranted, and thanks to his defense of me in court, the judge dismissed the case. While this was a very minor case, his legal expertise and advocacy on my behalf was crucial to getting the case dismissed.
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Response from Eric Mark April 3, 2024
I'm not sure who this is because it's fairly common, but thank you for posting and I'm glad I could help.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with professional
Eric helped me win both of my cases with ease and understanding. I was happy to work with such a personable, patient lawyer who was willing to hold my hand throughout the process so that I never felt lost. I highly recommend his services for any legal advice you require!
Response from Eric Mark November 18, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write the review.
Posted by Natalie | October 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Eric has helped me with my family's immigration process. He's has been very helpful and what I liked the most is that he was actively involved in the cases and responded to all of my concerns! Great attorney. I would definitely hire him again if needed!
Response from Eric Mark October 15, 2023
Thank you, Natalie! I hope you don't need me again, but I'll be happy to help if you do.
Posted by GM | September 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Immigration Lawyer
I searched Atty Eric Mark online , he has good reviews, so i tried to contact him and he answered right away, first he helped me with the I-751 and he took care of it and my green card was extended for 24 months in the beginning and became 48 months a year after . He also helped me a year after for my N400 Application for Naturalization, and 8 months after they submitted the application the USCIS sent me a letter for the interview.During my naturalization interview his colleague David was there helping from the beginning with the check in process, he also took care of my I-751 on the same day of my Citizenship interview and additionally I was still able to get my naturalization ceremony that same day. Attorney Eric Mark also was keeping in touch with my lawyer David for updates on what was going on that day. Thank you very much to all the staff members of Eric Mark, when I physically submitted my paperwork and application they were very helpful. In the beginning I submitted my I-751 , Atty Eric Mark himself was there physically and received my application and paperwork. He is a great lawyer, he answered all the emails including immigration questions and and other questions I had. Thank you very much for everything and I hope you will continue having many more potential clients. Eric is a great lawyer who has great experience , and a great personality and with a wonderful team. I recommend him because he is approachable, empathetic, helpful, and is not the type of lawyer who is arrogant and unwilling to answer any questions once payments are received. He and his team are willing to help continuously. Thank you Eric , David and staff for helping me in my completion to becoming a citizen! Highly recommending you all the way!!!
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Response from Eric Mark September 7, 2023
Thank you for this detailed review. I'm happy we could help you achieve your goal!
Posted by Sviatlana | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend Eric Mark 100%. He is the best
Getting Eric Mark as the lawyer for my immigration case was one of the best decisions I made. From the very beginning, he made an impression of an honest lawyer who gets things done. Throughout the process, Eric was always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. He was prompt in answering emails and ensured I was well-informed every step of the way. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Eric Mark and his team. I am very happy and grateful to have found him to represent me. Thank you, Eric!
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Response from Eric Mark July 18, 2023
Thank you, Sviatlana. It took a long time because Rothy’s just how the process goes, but we did it and you have a great future ahead of you!
Posted by Roderick | April 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Criminal and Immigration Lawyer NJ
If you are looking for an honest, straightforward, and professional attorney to help you with Immigration and Criminal matters, Erik and his team are the best! Don't think about a fee when it comes to your defense, prosecutors in this country seem to make it their paycheck to try to break you, exaggerate numbers, and convict you! They are really good at instilling fear in you. When I agreed to put both cases in Erik's hands, from the beginning he is very clear, Erik shows you the big picture, the options and makes you feel that you don't need to be afraid, he just lets his team take care of it, Marisol, David and Erik himself do what they know how to do: Lawyers of the best! So thanks infinite to him and his team for clearing my name, case dismissed, and in the short time (2 months) my adjustment of status fixed.
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Response from Eric Mark April 18, 2023
Thank you for this review and thank you for acknowledging my team! I wish you all the best and look forward to helping you naturalize in a few years.
Posted by G Martinez | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
We hired Eric Mark for an immigration case. We contacted many lawyers but his office was the most efficient at answering all our questions and calming our concerns. Eric and his team quickly got things moving for us and submitted all necessary documents effortlessly to make our case strong. This case took five years so communication was continuous through out the years to make sure all updated information was submitted timely. The case was finalized this year with the best results posible and our family can now live our lives happily. Eric did such an incredible job we are now hiring him for two additional cases. We are looking forward to working with Eric and his team to get amazing results again. Thank you Eric so much for helping our family.
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Response from Eric Mark March 6, 2023
Thank you, G. We submitted over 300 pages of evidence, and every one mattered. I'm happy for all of you and looking forward to ongoing cooperation.
Posted by Omo | February 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
I had a complicated immigration case from my prior petition with my former lawyer. Eric was very knowledgeable with immigration laws and process. We went through several years of the process. My case recently got approved. So thankful to Eric's office. Great job.
Response from Eric Mark February 16, 2023
Thank you, Omo! It was complicated, but thank you for your patience and cooperation getting through the long journey. It was worth it!
Posted by Merritte | February 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Imigration
I needed a immigration, lawyer and a friend of my husband who is a lawyer recommended Eric Mark. He did a Job well done, in no time I got my permanent residency papers, thank you team Eric Mark.
Response from Eric Mark February 12, 2023
Thank you. I'm glad everything went smoothly and wish you the best.
Posted by Isaac Sseguya | December 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Asylum
Eric Mark is an incredible person he pays attention to detail , I hired him for Asylum and he handled my case as his own , one thing he acts and doesn’t talk a lot which made me win my asylum case with him in less than 4years . Eric Mark is the lawyer you need for all your Asylum and Immigration services.
Response from Eric Mark December 5, 2022
Thank you Isaac. It's sad that 4 years is good, but it is. Patience is important in immigration.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Domestic Violence Issues Resolved!
I worked with Eric on a severe DM issue. He was very professional, extremely detailed and gave tremendous advice! I just followed whatever he needed me to do and left my case in his hands. The strategy we talked about worked and my case was dropped, thanks to him! I would use him again and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Response from Eric Mark October 19, 2022
Thanks, client. Hopefully you never need to use me again, but if you do, I'll be ready.
Posted by Tricia | October 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Eric was found by a friend of my and I'm so glad he did. My case was pretty intense and he was amazing. In comparing what could have happen to me and what the results were was incredible. I would recommend him as the best lawyer in the state of NJ. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for me. If you need a lawyer he is definitely the one to use. I own him alot for all he as done for me. Eric, thank you again!!!
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Response from Eric Mark October 10, 2022
Thank you Tricia! You don't owe me anything. We did what we set out to do, and I'm glad we did.
Posted by Iryna | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing immigration lawyer!
Eric helped me with my immigration case. Initially, I did my asylum case with Eric, he believed in me and my story and ensured everything was done properly. I also did my i-485 with Eric, he remained very helpful throughout the years of wait and helped me with all the questions that I had along the way.
Response from Eric Mark July 26, 2022
Thank you Iryna. Wishing you the best of times with your new status and looking forward to helping you become a citizen in a few years.
Posted by olu | July 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism
Excellent services, very Knowledgeable, prepare my 1-485 documentation with due diligence. Natalia and Caroline were wonderful. Thanks, Eric.
Response from Eric Mark July 22, 2022
Thank you. All of our staff is wonderful!
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eric Mark won't let you down
Eric Mark is so good at what he does. He helped me with my naturalization case and they were supportive throughout the entire process. He won't let you down.
Response from Eric Mark July 12, 2022
Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 5 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Eric M. Mark
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Somerset County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Compliance Consultant
  • Johnson and Johnson Healthcare Systems
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern to the Criminal Legislative Department
  • State of Israel--Ministry of Justice
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Intern
  • United States District Court
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick/Piscataway
  • B.A.
  • 2002

Associations

  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Passaic County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Chairperson New Jersey AILA-ICE Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Immigration Project
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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Honors and Awards

  • John Purfield Scholarship
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Gunnar Nicholson Scholarship
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Rutgers University
  • 2002
  • Cum Laude
  • Rutgers University
  • 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Rutgers University
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • New Jersey Drug Court
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (57)
Given (16)
Endorse Eric
Immigration Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Mark. His knowledge of the immigration field is deep and broad. His guidance is wise."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Mark as a solid immigration practitioner. He is competent, experienced, and provides top of the line services to his clients. Attorney Mark's answers to the public inquiries at avvo are concise and right to the point."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Other
"He is a legend in the immigration game. You should hire him. He will get it done."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I cherish any opportunity to work with Mr. Mark. His expertise for federal litigation and appeals is legendary"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Mark offers services in a number of legal areas, including immigration law. He has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) since 2011."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Other
"Eric and I were law school roommates. He is one of the hardest working people I know. Intelligent and tireless, he always produces top-notch work and results."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mark is extremely knowledgable and an effective advocate for his clients. I highly recommend Mr. Mark to any individual in need of representation regarding criminal defense and/or immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A top-notch immigration attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We both started our careers with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, and I know that Eric, in doing his criminal defense work, is able to anticipate and then rebut the State's case better than many attorneys who have been practicing criminal defense for decades."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in this field and I am confident based on his responses that he will provide fantastic legal services."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mark's responses on these forums demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the law and a passion for advocacy."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great attorney with excellent knowledge of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mark is a regular contributor on Avvo.com. Mr. Mark is hard working, experienced and though lawyer. He comes with my highest recommendation."
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Newark Immigration Lawyer Eric M. Mark
Eric M. Mark
Immigration Attorney
Newark, NJ
Licensed for 18 years
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