A New Jersey judge who continued as administrator of a client’s estate for 13 years after rising to the bench has been hit with an ethics complaint.

Mary Thurber of Bergen County Superior Court is accused of breaching a rule barring judges from being administrators or executors of an estate, except for a member of the judge’s family. She was retained as administrator of Isabelle McKinley’s estate in 1998 and remained in that role after her judicial appointment in 2009, according to a complaint made public Tuesday by the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct. Thurber remained in that role until she was discharged in April 2022, the complaint said.