Craig R. Mitnick Managing Partner | Mitnick Law Office, LLC
Craig R. Mitnick is a distinguished personal injury and criminal litigator based in Haddonfield, New Jersey. As the founder and managing partner of the Mitnick Law Office, LLC, he is best known for his work representing 1,400 retired NFL players who have been subjected to traumatic brain injury and related conditions. With three decades of experience, Mr. Mitnick has been recognized by organizations such as the National Trial Lawyers top 100 and the American Society of Legal Advocates as one the nation’s leading authorities in the fields of civil and criminal complex litigation.
Mr. Mitnick’s decision to pursue a career in law was inspired by his father, also an accomplished attorney. After earning his B.B.A. in finance from Emory University, he enrolled at the George Washington University School of Law. Looking back, he recalls the experience fondly:
“I always found the law to be a very intriguing profession and my father was a very compassionate, well respected attorney. Money was never the primary goal. It was justice for my Dad that motivated him and that led me to law school.
After earning his Juris Doctor, Mr. Mitnick joined the public sector, working as an Assistant Prosecutor in two separate counties in the state of New Jersey. During that period, he also acted as a certified instructor of law and procedure at two countywide police academies, experiences which allowed Mr. Mitnick to hone his skills as he prepared to open his own practice.
Mr. Mitnick founded the Mitnick Law Office, LLC in 1991 with a focus on civil and criminal litigation as well as trial preparation. As the firm's founder and managing partner, Mr. Mitnick has spent decades building its reputation within the New Jersey legal community. Focusing on injury claims, mass tort actions, class action suits, complex criminal litigation and right of privacy violations, Mr. Mitnick and his colleagues take on a broad range of cases for clients who have sustained substantial injury due to the improper or illegal conduct of another.
Throughout his career, Mr. Mitnick has received much recognition for his contributions to the legal profession and his accomplishments in the courtroom. Among other honors, he was named a member of the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Attorneys” from 2014 through 2017, was inducted into the "Top American Lawyers" in 2016, and is rated Distinguished® by Martindale-Hubbell®. Additionally, Mr. Mitnick has regularly appeared as a contracted legal analyst for Fox News, Fox News Radio, and CBS.
As a leader in his field, Mr. Mitnick is sought after by numerous high-profile clients, including the 1,400 retired NFL players he personally represents who were subjected to traumatic brain injury and have developed, or are at risk of developing Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s, or ASL. Working diligently to ensure that each player receives the benefits and financial compensation that they are entitled to, Mr. Mitnick closely follows research surrounding head injuries and related matters. He noted:
“ I’ve been concentrating on a very large class action for the last five years involving the NFL and concussions, so I am following head injury development. I would like to continue to help as many retired NFL players as I can through my representation of them in the concussion litigation."
Beyond his work in personal injury and criminal litigation, Mr. Mitnick has also developed an interest in privacy violations. He believes our rights to privacy are being eroded given the exponential use of technology and the lagging restrictions. As such, he strives to advocate for the protection of privacy rights a afforded by the constitution.
After three decades dedicated to law, Mr. Mitnick shows no signs of slowing down. Looking to the future, he plans to continue fighting on behalf of his clients as he maintains the distinction of being one of the most sought a after civil and criminal litigators in New Jersey.
Detailed Career Information
George Washington School of Law, J.D. (1987) Emory University, B.B.A. (1984)
New Jersey • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Professional Memberships & Associations
American Bar Association • New Jersey Bar Association • Pennsylvania Bar Association • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys • Lawyers of Distinction
Awards & Honors
Distinguished® Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell® • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers (2014-2017) • Top 100 Lawyers 2016, 2017, American Society of Legal Advocates (2016, 2017) • 10 Best Client Satisfaction (2015, 2016, 2017) • Client Distinction Award (2016)