Bauman, David F.
Current Assignment: Civil, P.J.
Appointed: June 17, 2008
Tenure: June 17, 2015
Born: 1957
Education: Boston College Law School, 1986; Columbia Univ., 1981
Prior Experience: Bressler, Amery & Ross, associate then partner, 1991-2008; U.S. Marine Corps, staff judge advocate and appellate government counsel, 1988-91, reserves, 1992-2004
 
Cavanagh, Thomas W. Jr.
Current Assignment: General Equity, P.J.
Appointed: 1998
Tenure: 2005
Born: March 3, 1948
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1973; Seton Hall Univ., 1969
Prior Experience: Chamlin, Rosen, Cavanagh & Uliano, 1973-98; Oceanport mayor, 1984-97
 
Cleary, Patricia
Current Assignment: General Equity
Appointed: 1992
Tenure: 1997
Born: April 8, 1948
Education: Rutgers Law School- Newark, 1973; Saint Peter’s College, 1970
Prior Experience: Asst. deputy public defender, Monmouth County, 1978-92; Morgan and Falvo, associate, 1975-78
 
DeStefano, Francis P.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: 1989
Tenure: 1996
Born: Sept. 30, 1950
Education: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 1975; St. Peter’s College, 1972
Prior Experience: Hudson County, assistant prosecutor, 1986-89; Schumann, Hession, Kennelly & Dorment, Jersey City, 1983-86; Morgan Melhuish Monaghan & Spielvogel, Livingston, 1981-83; Hudson County, assistant prosecutor, 1978-80
 
English, Richard W.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: July 8, 2005
Tenure: July 8, 2012
Born: April 13, 1962, Neptune, N.J.
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1990
Prior Experience: Solo practitioner, Ocean Twp., 2000-05; Ocean Twp. prosecutor and municipal attorney, 2000-05
 
Escandon, Paul
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2009
Tenure: 2016
Born: 1966
Education: Suffolk Univ. Law School, 1991; Temple Univ. Law School, advanced degree in trial advocacy; University of Maryland
Prior Experience: Escandon, Fernicola & Anderson, partner, 2002-09; private practice, Allenhurst, 1994-2002; Massell & Vincent, associate, 1992-94
 
Iadanza, Eugene A.
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 1992
Tenure: 1999
Born: Dec. 11, 1948
Education: Georgetown Univ. Law Center, 1973; Monmouth College, 1970
Prior Experience: Tucci, Iadanza and Reisner, West Long Branch, partner, 1980-92; Sen. Joseph A. Palaia, R-Ocean, legislative aide and treasurer, 1980-92; Township of Holmdel, attorney, 1989-91; Long Branch, city attorney, 1982-90; Tinton Falls, borough attorney, 1982; Holmdel, municipal prosecutor, 1980-91; Sea Bright Board of Education, attorney, 1979-81; Long Branch, municipal prosecutor, 1977-78; Assemblyman Anthony M. Villane Jr., R-Monmouth, legislative aide and treasurer, 1976-88; Tinton Falls, municipal prosecutor, 1975-77
 
Jones, Linda Grasso
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 2011
Tenure: 2018
Born: 1964
Education: Rutgers Law School- Newark, 1988
Prior Experience: Cleary, Alfieri & Jones, Matawan, associate then partner, 1992-2011; Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, associate, 1989-92.
 
Justus, Leslie-Ann
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2011
Tenure: 2018
Education: Howard University Law School
Prior Experience: N.J. deputy attorney general, 2001-11, 1995-98; Watson, Stevens, Fiorilla & Rutter, 1998-2001; Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., Anchorage, senior attorney, 1992-95; Atlantic Richfield Co., Los Angeles, senior attorney, 1989-92; White & Case, associate, 1986-89
 
Kapalko, Paul A.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 2002
Tenure: 2009
Born: July 29, 1954
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1979; Rutgers College, 1976
Prior Experience: N.J. Division of Workers’ Compensation, judge, 1992-2002 (chief judge and director, 1998-2002)
 
Kilgallen, Honora O’Brien
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: June 27, 2003
Tenure: June 27, 2010
Born: 1960
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1988; Georgia Court College, 1981
Prior Experience: Kilgallen & Kilgallen, partner, 2000-2003; Kramer, Kramer & Kilgallen, associate, 1995-2000; Shebell & Schibell, associate, 1990-94; Grebow, Drobin, Van Deventer & Kramer, associate, 1989-90
 
Kondrup-Coyle, Teresa
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: July 27, 2007
Tenure: July 27, 2014
Born: 1960
Education: New York Law School, 1991
Prior Experience: Municipal prosecutor, special counsel for Freehold, 1999-2007; Public defender, Freehold and Millstone, 1997-1999; solo practice; Law Firm of Richard O’Connor, Freehold; Lomurro Davison Eastman & Munoz, Freehold
 
Lawson, Lawrence M.
Current Assignment: Assignment Judge
Appointed: 1987
Tenure: 1994
Born: April 17, 1947
Education: Catholic Univ. of America School of Law, 1972; Bowie State College, 1969
Prior Experience: Lawson & Butler, Asbury Park, 1974-87; Neptune Township Committee, (serving as township’s first black mayor from 1984-85), 1983-86; Affirmative Action Committee of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, member, 1980; appointed delegate-at-large by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., for his presidential campaign, 1980; Neptune Township board of adjustment, attorney; Asbury Park, prosecutor; Judge Thomas Tallarino, law secretary, 1972
 
McGann, James J.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 2001
Tenure: 2008
Born: 1952
Education: Widener Univ. School of Law, 1979; Univ. of Delaware, 1973
Prior Experience: Hogan & McGann, partner, 1982-2001
 
Mellaci, Anthony J. Jr.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: 1997
Tenure: 2004
Born: Aug. 1, 1951
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1979; Villanova Univ., 1973
Prior Experience: Assistant Monmouth County prosecutor, 1982-97 (assistant, then head of Major Crimes Unit); Monmouth Univ. and Brookdale Community College, adjunct professor
 
Mullaney, John T. Jr.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: July 12, 2005
Tenure: July 12, 2012
Born: 1946
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1970
Prior Experience: Solo practitioner, Eatontown, to 2005; asst. Monmouth County prosecutor (first assistant); deputy attorney general
 
O’Brien, Dennis R.
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: July 20, 2007
Tenure: July 20, 2014
Born: October 10, 1959, Elizabeth, N.J.
Education: Georgetown Law Center, 1986; Georgetown Univ., 1981
Prior Experience: Campbell, Foley, associate then partner, 1993-2007; Fitzpatrick, Reilly, Supple & Gaul, associate, 1991-93; asst. Union County prosecutor, 1987-91
 
Perri, Jamie S.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 1999
Tenure: 2006
Born: Nov. 3, 1955
Education: Villanova Univ. Law School, 1981; Muhlenberg College, 1978
Prior Experience: Marriott Casagrande Callahan & Perri (previously Monte & Marriott), associate then partner, 1987-99; Carton, Nary, Witt & Arvantis, associate, 1982-87; Monmouth Bar Association president, 1988-89
 
Quinn, Joseph P.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 2001
Tenure: 2008
Born: March 16, 1954
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of law, 1980; Boston Univ., 1977
Prior Experience: Pringle & Quinn, 1989-2001
 
Reisner, Ronald L.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: 2001
Tenure: 2008
Born: Oct. 8, 1947
Education: Duke Univ. School of Law, 1972; Wesleyan Univ., 1969
Prior Experience: Drazin & Warshaw, associate, 1997-2001; Tucci, Reisner & Collins, partner, 1992-97; Gagliano, Tucci, Iadanza & Reisner (later Tucci, Iadanza & Reisner), partner, 1982-92; Carpenter, Bennett & Morrissey, associate, 1978-81; assistant U.S. attorney, D.N.J., 1974-78; Hon. Clarkson Fisher, U.S.D.J., clerk, 1972-74
 
Scully, Thomas F.
Current Assignment: Criminal, P.J.
Appointed: 2001
Tenure: 2008
Born: Jan. 10, 1952
Education: Univ. of Bridgeport School of Law, 1982, Fairfield Univ., 1973
Prior Experience: Office of the Public Defender (deputy public defender, Middlesex County, 1998-2001; central administration unit, 1993-98; first assistant deputy public defender, Monmouth County, 1991-93)
 
Tassini, John
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2009
Tenure: 2016
Born: June 4, 1949
Education: Rutgers Law School -Camden, 1974; Georgetown University, 1971
Prior Experience: Administrative law judge, 1988-2009, with concentration in environmental and education cases; Russo, Courtney, Foster, Secare & Tassini, 1981-88; N.J. deputy attorney general, with focus on environmental litigation, 1978-81; assistant Monmouth County prosecutor, 1976-78
 
Thornton, Lisa P.
Current Assignment: Family, P.J.
Appointed: Jan. 22, 2008
Tenure: Jan. 22, 2015
Born: 1964
Education: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 1992; Douglass College, 1986
Prior Experience: Chief of staff, N.J. Department of Law and Public Safety, 2006-2008; special associate counsel to Gov. Jon Corzine, 2006; special deputy commissioner, Department of Banking and Insurance, 2002-2006; Neptune municipal judge, 1999-2001; Prudential Financial claims analyst, then attorney, 1986-2002.
 
Vernoia, Francis
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: 2010
Tenure: 2017
Born: 1954
Education: Seton Hall University School of Law, 1979
Prior Experience: Genova, Burns & Vernoia, partner (complex commercial, construction and public contract matters)