For more than 25 years a dynamic, dedicated and approachable practitioner, Mark Wechsler has long been a driving force in New Jersey matrimonial law. Peers say he is known for an upbeat persona and a conscientious work ethic. In the process, Wechsler has become a key asset to and partner in the Morris County firm Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, which has established one of the largest matrimonial practices in the state.
With an atypical career track, which has enhanced his skills as a lawyer, the Brooklyn native made something of a roundabout journey to matrimonial law. He pursued a graduate education in criminal justice and criminology before taking a research analyst position with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, where, for two years, he conducted studies on inmate behavior at the maximum security U.S. Penitentiary, Lompoc, California. He returned ("I realized I was an East Coast person") to work in the Federal Court System, training federal judges on sentencing guideline application; it was a result of this experience that spurred him to attend law school at night.
In 1991-92, he clerked for New Jersey Superior Court Family Part Judge Martin Herman, getting his first taste of divorce work. He spent several years practicing both family law and general litigation; "I realized that each practice area has nuances - I wanted to practice law at a high level and decided to dedicate myself to a single practice area." In 1997 he joined Einhorn Harris, already having established a reputation as a skilled practitioner in the state's matrimonial bar.
Mr. Wechsler is Board Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Throughout his career, Mr. Wechsler has focused on family law related matters including: divorce; complex/high net worth cases; business valuation disputes in divorce; high conflict matters; child custody disputes; domestic violence; mediated and arbitrated matters. He litigated one of the lead cases on international jurisdiction in child custody disputes [Poluhovich v Pellerano, 373 NJ Super 310 (App Div 2004)]. For more than 25 years now, Wechsler - approachable, unpretentious, well-liked by his peers - has built a reputation as a thoughtful and effective lawyer. He prides himself on the strength of his client relationships and ethical standards. A sought-after attorney, peers say Wechsler is renowned for his formidable negotiation and trial skills. His proven strategy for success is to become steeped in the nuances of his clients' interests and motivations, he says, to thoroughly analyze issues; then to do all it takes to achieve his clients' goals, whether that means settling or litigating. Peers say he possesses both a determination to win and a natural empathy for clients. He holds the prestigious AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell; their highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. He was the 2016 recipient of the Morris County Bar Association Family Practice Award. Wechsler also dedicates himself and his professional time to giving back. He held the position of President of each of the Morris County Bar Foundation  and Morris County Bar Association , after years of service in various capacities for each organization. He is the son of Holocaust survivors. Routinely in the office as early as 5am ("It gives me thinking time") Mr. Wechsler lives in Montville Township.