Mark F. Criniti
Mark F. Criniti

(574) 968 0781

Mark is a trial lawyer with an extensive business-litigation practice. He has litigated commercial contract, products liability, real estate, and employment-related disputes through trial and appeal in both state and federal courts in Indiana. Mark's representations have included:

  • Defending an international medical-device manufacturer as lead counsel in numerous product-liability actions;
  • Defending an international wood-products manufacturer in a warranty dispute concerning wood subflooring panels;
  • Defending a national steel broker in product-defect litigation related to tire-rasp blades;
  • Representing numerous international and local companies in non-compete and trade-secret litigation;
  • Representing and advising a variety of local and national commercial lenders in loan work-out and foreclosure matters; and
  • Litigating a wide-variety of real-estate disputes, including enforcing a purchase-and-sale agreement for a multi-million dollar foam-manufacturing facility in Illinois.

Through his experience litigating real-estate disputes, Mark has also developed significant experience advising and representing clients in commercial real-estate transactions. In his commercial real-estate practice, Mark represents the franchisee of a nationally recognized burgers-and-fries chain in all of its lease negotiations in Northern Indiana. Mark also represented a local real-estate partnership in a landmark deal which brought the world leader in natural and organic foods to Mishawaka, Indiana.

Mark was raised in Granger, Indiana. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in finance and earned his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. While at Notre Dame, Mark was captain of the Men's Boxing Team and participated in the Bengal Bouts Tournament, a fundraiser for the Congregation of Holy Cross Mission in Bangladesh. Mark is still heavily involved with the Bengal Bouts program, serving as coach and referee for the tournament. Mark also is the President of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of St. Joseph County, an organization devoted to changing children's lives through one-to-one mentoring.