Mark A. Criss, Esquire

     mark2 Mark A. Criss is a lawyer and mediator. After 10 years directing the family law divisions of multiple law firms, he established his own law firm in Cranberry Township in 1988. In addition to his experience in high conflict family law cases, Mark has handled a variety of legal matters involving real estate, estate planning and administration, personal injury, business formation and employment law. For more detailed information visit his law firm website at


      In family law matters, Mark currently accepts only collaborative cases and mediation assignments. Referrals are made for cases best suited to litigation. Mark pursued his basic and advanced mediation training at the prestigious Center for Interpersonal Development in New York City. He received his basic and advanced collaborative education through the Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP), and has since become a trainer of other professionals seeking a collaborative specialty.


Collaborative Focus

  • Collaborative practitioner

  • Originator and first editor of The TREND, the official newsletter of the PA Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee

  • Author of educational articles on collaborative law topics

  • Trainer of lawyers, mental health and financial professionals in concepts and techniques of the collaborative process

  • Member Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania (CLASP)

  • Member International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)

  • Founding Member of Collaborative Solutions North (CSN)


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