When you experience the need for legal advice, everything can seem overwhelming and complicated – at Gavan Criscuoli Lenar – Law Group, LLC. that feeling is understood. With more than twenty years serving the legal needs of people in Sussex and Warren Counties and the surrounding counties I am part of your community and understand the stress and anxiety that is associated with legal issues and dealing with lawyers. You will be part of a small and attentive team when you use our services.
I am currently serving as the Municipal Court Judge for Wantage, Stillwater, Sussex, Branchville and Ogdensburg. I am also the assigned Judge to handle all Sussex County Mental Health inpatient and outpatient commitment hearings.
I have long tried to answer the call to serve. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in my teens and after a few years of service, I earned the opportunity to attend Villanova University on an N.R.O.T.C. scholarship. After earning my degree in Business Administration, I was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy. I served on a surface combat ship in the Atlantic Ocean until my separation. Upon leaving Naval service I attended law school graduating with honors. After a year clerking in the Superior Court in Hudson County, I moved to Sussex County in private practice and have been here ever since.
While living and raising a family here, I continued to serve in various volunteer positions in youth sports, charitable organizations, business development activities and higher education. I also have volunteered my time to serve on District X Ethics Committee as well as the District Fee Arbitration Committee.
I look forward to helping you with your legal needs.
1993, New Jersey
Law School Attended
New York Law School, Class of 1993
Villanova University, Class of 1986
Associations & Memberships
Sussex County and New Jersey State Bar Associations