Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mark Fleming joined Genova Burns LLC as of counsel, the Newark firm announced Jan. 10.
Fleming – who also served as deputy counsel to former New Jersey Govs. Jim McGreevey and Richard Codey – brings more than 40 years of litigation, government and judicial experience to the firm.
“We are looking forward to tapping into Mark’s deep knowledge in many practice areas and his substantial experience to complement our team to the benefit all of our clients, public and private alike,” Managing Partner James Burns said in a statement.
Fleming served on the state Superior Court from January 2006 to September 2014. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was in the Family Part of Chancery Division until May 2011 and then the Criminal Part, presiding over felony criminal jury trials.
He retired from the bench in September 2014 to serve as general counsel at Montclair State University, where he provided legal advice to the university leaders and also served on President Jonathan Koppell’s Executive Council.
In addition to representing the university in all legal matters, Fleming served as a liaison to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and was appointed as the university’s custodian of records for the Open Public Records Act. The university announced Fleming’s retirement in January 2022.
Before Montclair State and the Superior Court, Fleming served under the former governors from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, he was deputy attorney general and assistant attorney general.
During his time with the Attorney General’s Office, he was responsible for the review of all opinions and legal advice issued by the Division of Law and served as the attorney general’s resident expert on the Open Public Meetings Act and on public records issues.
Fleming’s additional accomplishments include serving as counsel in more than 30 published opinions and earning the Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Peer Rating, which Genova Burns called “the highest rating for ethical and legal competence.”
Fleming earned his bachelor’s in political science and government from La Salle University and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School, according to LinkedIn.