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Critchley threatens ethics complaint against EDA task force attorney

Sets Monday deadline for answer to question on eligibility to practice law in NJ

By David Wildstein, May 03 2019 11:53 pm

A challenge to the counsel representing the tax force probing the New Jersey Economic Development Authority has gone unanswered, forcing attorney Michael Critchley to set a Monday deadline before filing a complaint with the state office of attorney ethics, according to a letter obtained by the New Jersey Globe.

NJ Advance Media reported this week that Critchley wrote to Jim Walden, a New York lawyer with a contract to represent the task force, on May 1 suggesting that he was not licensed to practice law in New Jersey.  

“It is our understanding that numerous correspondence and subpoenas have been sent by you in your capacity as special counsel for the task force to various companies and individuals in New Jersey,” Critchley wrote in his first letter, according to NJ Advance Media.

Critchley, representing an unidentified client “with interest in the investigation,” gave Walden until close of business on May 6 to respond to him.

Walden did not immediately respond to an 11:03 PM email seeking comment.

Critchley to Walden May 3 2019
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