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Mark Peter McAuliffe

Family Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Mark P. McAuliffe

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Trial Lawyer specializing in Complex Family Law matters involving Custody,Equitable Distribution, Spousal Support, Child Support, Child Abuse Defense, Palimony, Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Appeals
    Appeal of Criminal and Family Law matters

    31 years, 100 cases

  4. Litigation

  5. Child abuse

  6. Guardianship

Mark P. McAuliffe has been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.  He is also admitted to the practice of Law in the State of New York and the Federal District of New Jersey.


He has been twice elected to the Trustee position on the Allendale Board of Education and presently serves as the Board Vice President.






Licensed for 31 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/06/2022

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

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Mc Nerney & Mc Auliffe
20 Court St
Third Floor
Hackensack, NJ, 07601-7048


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Janet | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and Empathetic
Mr. McAuliffe was my 4th and final lawyer through a divorce that lasted 1.5 years. He was incredibly responsive. I felt well represented and confident about my case after he took over. He listened and took all of my concerns into consideration.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart & Steady
Mark has represented me several times; in my divorce and subsequent actions with my ex, and then in a real estate transaction. I would trust Mark to take the wheel anytime!
Posted by Priti | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and a compassionate, ethical person with a lot of integrity.
I really liked his calm, unruffled and truthful approach in the court, with all the family law proceedings, and paperwork. He recognized the realities, the painfulness of the situation and left no stone unturned in getting the results that were rightfully due. I turned to him for my home purchase related paperwork too and whatever I entrusted him with was done thoroughly and completely in reasonable time. The only regret I have is I wish I had taken his advice seriously - the one that he gave me as a caring person for the next chapter in my life. Mark, you were right and I wish I had paid attention.
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Posted by jim | July 22, 2014
Top Notch Attorney
Mark McAuliffe is a knowledgeable, caring and compassionate advocate for his clients. He took his time to get to know all the facts in the case, and we couldn't have had a better attorney. He paid attention to the case and always seemed to be one step ahead of the opposition. If you need an attorney in North Jersey, he is the guy.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2014
Real Estate Transaction
Mark and his team assisted me with both the purchase of a new home and the sale of my existing home. The purchase of the new home took much effort by Mark and his team around the home inspection. The house had many issues and required a significant amount of negotiation with the seller. Furthermore, the seller transferred the property to a relocation company. The relocation company was very difficult. Mark and his team did an outstanding job working through this process. Both the closing of the purchase and the sale were very smooth.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2014
An attorney that will go the distance for you
I just recently finished an over 2 year divorce battle in which Mark represented me. This case involved a planned international abduction of my daughter, a well thought out plan of emptying/stealing my funds, and numerous false domestic violence claims against me. This case was a very complex yet extremely difficult case for me on all levels (emotional, mental, physical, financial, spiritual) Mark is a straight shooter and what i mean by this is that he represented me with integrity and always reminded me that being truthful was his style in the courtroom. He's all about using facts. His style may not fit some peoples' style in the fact that he's not malicious or spiteful or gets loud. He stays composed and knows when to march forward and when to pull back. What made me feel comfortable with him is that i knew he was always fighting for me. Working with him and his firm in this most heart wrenching time of my life was a privilege because he wasn't just my attorney but now i can call him my friend. I respect him greatly. I would highly recommend him to anybody that's entering a divorce or any type of family matters.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Breslin Auty and Preziosi
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1992 - 1994


  • Nijenrode
  • International Business Diploma
  • 1993
  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Georgetown University
  • BSBA
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Socarras v. Valencia
  • Trial Court Counsel fee affirmed on appeal


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Juvenile Section
  • Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 1997
  • Cremens Award
  • Boston College Law School
  • 1991
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had many family law cases with Mark. He is an excellent litigator and works very hard for his clients. I have also recommended Mark to handle criminal matters. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in many areas of the law."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark is a tenacious, intelligent lawyer who works hard for his clients. I have tried many cases against him over the years, both jury trials in criminal court as well as family court matters and he is an excellent trial attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is smart, skilled and knows how to question witnesses. He gets great results."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark McAuliffe is an extremely able attorney who is highly respected by judges and fellow attorneys. I do not hesitate to endorse Mr. McAuliffe as he has superior knowledge of the law and represents his client with the utmost skill and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the years, I have referred some Criminal Defense matters to Mark. In each instance, the individual whom I referred to Mark was very satisfied with his representation of them in their particular case."
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Hackensack Family Lawyer Mark Peter McAuliffe
Mark Peter McAuliffe
Family Attorney
Hackensack, NJ
Licensed for 31 years