HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Mark began his Scouting career with a Cub Scout pack in Long Branch, New Jersey before joining Troop 145 in West Long Branch. He is an Eagle Scout, Class of 1973.
Mark became active in Scouting again in 1996 when his oldest son joined Troop 28 in Chatham, New Jersey. Sons Mark, Matt and Tim are all Eagle Scouts. Mark has acted as a crew advisor for three Philmont treks, one with each son.
Mark earned his Wood Badge in 2010 and served as on the staff of three Wood Badge courses. Mark served as the Fishawack District Chair and has been a member of the Patriots’ Path Council Executive Board since 2007. He received the Silver Beaver Award in 2011, served as council commissioner and was inducted into the Eagle Hall of Fame.
Outside of Scouting, Mark acted as the Attorney-Coach for the Mock Trial Team at Seton Hall Prep for ten years and helped the team reach the Essex County finals four times. Mark is a member of St. Patrick Parish in Chatham where he serves as a lector and in the past has served as a member of the Pastoral Council, as president of the St. Patrick Athletic Association, and as a basketball coach. He has also coached softball, baseball and lacrosse in both Madison and Chatham.
Mark is an attorney and a principal of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. where his practice concentrates in defense of professional liability and insurance coverage litigation and on attorney disciplinary matters. He served four years on the District XA (Morris/Sussex) Ethics Committee, acting as the Committee Chair in 2010. Currently, he serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Character. He is a frequent speaker on professional ethics and the attorney disciplinary system.
Mark and his wife, Therese (a former den leader), live in Madison, where they have raised their three Eagle Scout sons and two daughters.