Former Superior Court Judge Chrystal joins Brach Eichler

Will be part of firm’s newly launched alternative resolution practice group

Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Lisa Chrystal is joining Brach Eichler in the firm’s newly created Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice. She will be based in the firm’s Roseland office.

Chrystal, who joins Brach Eichler after serving 22 years as a judge on the Superior Court, will concentrate her practice in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration, as well as discovery management.

A compassionate listener known for her legal acumen, Chrystal focuses her practice on all family law-related matters, including custody disputes. Her unique ability to assist counsel in these practice focus areas provides access to a cost-effective approach, rather than protracted litigation.

Managing Partner John Fanburg welcome her to the firm.

“It is a privilege to welcome the Hon. Lisa Chrystal to Brach Eichler and to launch our new Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice, as this is an important area of growth for the firm,” he said.

“We are fortunate to be joined by such an esteemed jurist and mediator as Judge Chrystal, who is uniquely qualified as a former presiding Judge of the Family Division to advise clients on both trial strategy and appellate issues in order to facilitate the resolution of complex disputes.”

Chrystal said she’s eager to get started.

“I am excited to begin this new phase of my career at Brach Eichler and proud to be joining a team of attorneys distinguished by their powerful and unwaveringly professional advocacy for their clients,” she said. “I look forward to collaborating with the trial and appellate teams, and to launch the firm’s alternative dispute resolution practice.”

Over the course of her impressive career, Chrystal was the presiding judge in the Family Division, New Jersey Superior Court, Union County, from 2014 until her retirement in 2022.

While serving in the Family Division, she presided over matrimonial, domestic violence, non-dissolution and children in court cases, including child abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights.