Lark & Gatti

Medical Legal Consultants

Medical Legal Consultants - About Us


Jude Lark RN Jude Lark RN has been a critical care nurse for over 25 years. She is a cum laude graduate from Catholic University of America in Washington DC but has spent most of her professional career in New Jersey. Her clinical practice includes medical surgical, critical care, emergency room, and burn nursing.  Jude is currently the nurse educator in the emergency department of a major New Jersey medical center.

Jude holds a critical care certification from AACN (American Association of Critical care Nurses). With her extensive clinical experience, Jude is able to provide clients with in-depth analysis of their cases. Jude has written for Nursing Spectrum, Critical Care Quarterly and is an editor for Critical Quarterly as well as an editing consultant for The Manual of Critical Care Nursing by Swearingen & Keen. Jude has lectured and developed seminars on numerous clinical and professional subject matters. She was a founding member and past president of the New Jersey Chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants in 2000-2001. She has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nurses, AACN and AALNC (American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants).


Cheryl Gatti RN As one of the founding partners of Lark & Gatti, Cheryl has dedicated herself to providing top quality service to their clients. After graduating from Seton Hall University in 1976, her clinical practice has included staff positions in medical surgical and critical care units. She was also nurse manager of an intensive care unit responsible for staff development, peer review and policy development. Cheryl holds an alumnus status critical care certification from AACN.

After retiring from clinical practice in 2004, Cheryl's focus has been case review and development for Lark & Gatti. Cheryl is an active member of a number of professional organizations including AALNC  and AACN. She is past president and one of the founding members of the New Jersey chapter of AALNC. In addition to lecturing on various clinical and professional topics, Cheryl is a reviewer for Journal of Critical Care, and published in Critical Care Quarterly. She also provided editorial review for The Manual of Critical Care Nursing by Swearingen & Keen. Cheryl and Jude co-authored the chapter on personal injury in the third edition of AALNC’s Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practice.

Mission Statement

Lark & Gatti Medical Legal Consultants was founded on our belief that we are able to provide our clients with a work product that contributes to a successful outcome of their cases. We are dedicated to be dynamic and informed so that we may continue to offer our clients the most up to date product. Our practice is guided by the Scope of Practice for the Legal Nurse Consultant and the AALNC Code of Ethics.


 Office: 91 Carrar Drive  \  Watchung, NJ 07060  \  908 755-3160  \