Austin, Eugene H.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: 1992
Tenure: 1999
Born: Dec. 17, 1943
Education: Suffolk Univ. Law School, 1970; Pennsylvania State Univ., 1966
Prior Experience: Austin & Cerame, Hackensack, 1976-92; Borough of Dumont, rent leveling board attorney, 1983; Borough of River Edge, municipal prosecutor, 1979-82; Borough of River Edge, municipal public defender, 1977-78
 
Bachmann, Keith
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2011
Tenure: 2018
Education: New York Law School, Kean College.
Prior Experience: Hetchka, Bachmann & Figundio, 1983-2011; at various times, municipal judge and attorney for New Milford, the attorney for the Palisades Park Rent Adjustment Board and Recreation Committee, and Palisades Park’s public defender
 
Carroll, Harry G.
Current Assignment: General Equity
Appointed: Jan. 30, 2002
Tenure: Jan. 30, 2009
Born: 1953
Education: Fordham Univ. Law School, 1978; Fordham Univ., 1974
Prior Experience: Private practice, Hackensack, Dumont and Bogota, 1978-2002
 
Carver, Alexander H. III
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: May 23, 2008
Tenure: May 23, 2015
Born: 1946
Education: Fordham Law School, 1975; Duke Univ., 1967
Prior Experience: Botta & Carver, 2004-08; Huntington Carver, 1999-2004; Carver & Mancinelli, 1984-99; Scelza & Carver, 1977-84; attorney for River Vale, 2000-04, and for Park Ridge, 1977, 1979-87
 
Conte, Joseph S.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 1993
Tenure: 2000
Born: 1944
Education: Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 1971; Univ. of Dayton
Prior Experience: Solo practice, Paramus; municipal court judge, Ringwood, Rochelle Park, Upper Saddle River and Wallington; Municipal Judges Association of Bergen County, president; Paramus, public defender
 
Contillo, Robert P.
Current Assignment: General Equity, P.J.
Appointed: Feb. 15, 2002
Tenure: Feb. 15, 2009
Born: June 4, 1953
Education: Catholic Univ. of America, School of Law, 1980; Boston College, 1978
Prior Experience: Private practice, Paramus, 1981-2002; Paramus municipal judge, 2000-02; Norwood municipal judge, 1996-2002; Palisades Interstate Park Court judge, 1991-98
 
De La Cruz, Estela M.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 1997
Tenure: 2004
Born: May 11, 1958
Education: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 1982; Seton Hall Univ., 1979
Prior Experience: De La Cruz & De La Cruz, 1994-1997, partner, West New York; Farabaugh, Frieland & Smith, counsel, Cedar Knolls, 1985-1994; Lynch & Lynch, 1983-1985, associate
 
DeAvila-Silebi, Liliana S.
Current Assignment: Criminal, P.J.
Appointed: May 30, 2008
Tenure: May 30, 2015
Born: 1968
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1992; Manhattan College; 1989
Prior Experience: Assistant Bergen County prosecutor, 1993-2008 (chief, money-laundering and insurance fraud squads, 2004-06; chief, sex crimes and child abuse squad, 2006-08)
 
DeLorenzo, William R. Jr.
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: Jan. 14, 2002
Tenure: Jan. 14, 2009
Born: June 24, 1944
Education: Harvard Univ., LLM, 1991; Univ. of Virginia Law School, 1969; Boston Univ., B.A., 1966
Prior Experience: Solo practice, 1992-2002; Wiss & Cooke, partner, 1992-96; Winne, Banta, Rizzi, Heatherington & Basralian, 1989-92; Nowell, Amoroso, Klein & Bierman; DeLorenzo & Pollinger; Krieger & Klein; Hackensack assistant municipal prosecutor, 1974-75; Kelly, Drye, Warren & Clark, associate
 
Doyne, Peter E.
Current Assignment: Assignment Judge
Appointed: 1993
Tenure: 2000
Born: June 18, 1951
Education: Rutgers Law School, Newark, 1976
Prior Experience: Ferro, Doyne, Labella & Logerfo, Hackensack, partner, 1992-93; solo practitioner, Hackensack, 1989-92; Melli & Doyne, Hackensack, 1982-89; law office of Donald Conway, Hackensack, associate, then partner, 1976-92
 
Firko, Lisa A.
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: May 30, 2008
Tenure: May 30, 2015
Born: 1963
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1986; Seton Hall Univ., 1983
Prior Experience: Lum, Drasco & Positan, associate then partner, to 2008
 
Foti, Margaret
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2009
Tenure: 2016
Born: 1953
Education: University of Richmond School of Law, 1978
Prior Experience: Morrison & Co. Forensic Accountants of Paramus, general counsel, 2004-09; LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, to 2004; chief counsel to Gov. Christine Todd Whitman; state deputy attorney general
 
Friscia, Lisa Perez
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: May 30, 2008
Tenure: May 30, 2015
Born: 1970
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1996; Univ. of Maryland, 1992
Prior Experience: Assistant Bergen County prosecutor, 1997-2008 (chief, gang task force; chief, bias crimes unit; assistant chief, domestic violence squad; member, narcotic task force and the sex crimes unit)
 
Guida, James J.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: May 30, 2008
Tenure: May 30, 2015
Born: 1958
Education: New York Law School, 1981; Rutgers Univ., 1978
Prior Experience: Solo practitioner, Lyndhurst, to 2008; attorney for Lyndhurst; attorney for Moonachie Board of Adjustment, 1988-2002; attorney for Wood-Ridge Board of Adjustment, 1995-98
 
Harz, Rachelle L.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: May 30, 2008
Tenure: May 30, 2015
Born: 1957
Education: Hofstra Univ. School of Law, 1979; Brandeis Univ., 1976
Prior Experience: Goldsmith Richman & Harz, partner, to 2008; Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, adjunct professor
 
Jerejian, Edward A.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: Jan. 18, 2006
Tenure: Jan. 18, 2013
Born: 1960
Education: Univ. of Miami Law School, 1986; Vassar College
Prior Experience: Jerejian & Jerejian, 2001-05; Dell’Italia, Affinito, Jerejian & Santola, to 2001
Langan, John J. Jr.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: Aug. 2, 2005
Tenure: Aug. 2, 2012
Born: Aug. 1, 1947, Kearny, N.J.
Education: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 1972; Fairfield Univ., 1969
Prior Experience: DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Wisler, partner, 1986-2005; solo practitioner, 1979-86; assistant county Bergen County counsel, 1973-79; Bergen County adjuster, 1976-78
 
Martinotti, Brian R.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: Feb. 11, 2002
Tenure: Feb. 11, 2009
Born: Feb. 2, 1961
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1986; Fordham Univ., 1983
Prior Experience: Beattie Padovano, associate then partner, 1987-2002; South Hackensack prosecutor, 1995-97; Hon. Roger Kahn, J.T.C., clerk, 1985-86
 
McGrogan, Frances
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2010
Tenure: 2017
Education: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 1992
Prior Experience: Deputy attorney general, prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases, 1999-2010; Legal Services of New Jersey, staff atorney, 1996-98. Prior career in nursing (25 years).
 
Melchionne, Peter J.
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2008
Tenure: 2015
Born: 1958
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1983; Seton Hall Univ., 1979
Prior Experience: Solo practitioner, Carlstadt, 1986-2008; Robert Damiano Law Office, associate, 1983-86; Lyndhurst municipal prosecutor, 2002-07, Rutherford borough attorney; 1999-2007; Rutherford and Carlstadt public defender, 1998-2000; East Rutherford municipal prosecutor, 1998-2007
 
Mizdol, Bonnie J.
Current Assignment: Family, P.J.
Appointed: Feb. 22, 2006
Tenure: Feb. 22, 2013
Born: 1958
Education: Seton Hall Law School, 1982; Montclair State College
Prior Experience: Solo practitioner, Hackensack, 2002-05; Oury & Mizdol, to 2002; municipal judge for Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Wallington and Bergen County’s Central Municipal Court
 
Polifroni, Robert L.
Current Assignment: Civil, P.J.
Appointed: Jan. 11, 2006
Tenure: Jan. 11, 2013
Born: 1953
Education: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 1978; Iona College
Prior Experience: N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance, Office of Life and Health, special deputy commissioner, 2004-05; Hardin, Kundla, McKeon, Poletto & Polifroni, 1997-2004; Conway, Reiseman, Bumgardner, Hurley & Kleinfeld, to 1997
 
Powers, Charles Jr.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 2009
Tenure: 2016
Born: 1950
Education: Fordham University School of Law, 1974; College of the Holy Cross, 1971
Prior Experience: Harwood Lloyd, 1978-2009; Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Navy Reserve, prosecutor and defense counsel. 1974-78
 
Roma, Patrick J.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: 1997
Tenure: 2004
Born: July 20, 1949
Education: Cumberland School of Law, Samford Univ., 1975; New York Univ. School of Law, LLM, 1981; Seton Hall Univ., 1970
Prior Experience: Friedman, Pearlman & Roma, partner; municipal prosecutor for Palisades Park, Little Ferry and Fairview; N.J. assemblyman, 1987-97
 
Rosa, Joseph R. Jr.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: Feb. 6, 2002
Tenure: Feb. 6, 2009
Born: July 2, 1947
Education: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 1973; Montclair State College, M.A., 1975; St. Peter’s College, B.A., 1969
Prior Experience: Gabriel Ambrosio law firm, of counsel, 1995-2002; Riccardelli, Rosa & Hoonhout, partner, 1985-95; Rosen, Weiss, Slattery & Burstein, 1984-85; N.J. administrative law judge, 1979-84; Bergen County Mental Health Law Project, 1978-79; solo practitioner, 1975-79; Michael Breslin law office, associate, 1974; Alfred Porro Jr. law office, law clerk, 1971-73; prosecutor, public defender and attorney for numerous municipalities
 
Russello, Mark M.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 1991
Tenure: 1998
Born: Feb. 12, 1950
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1975; Seton Hall Univ., 1971
Prior Experience: Russello & Russello and predecessor firms, 1976-91, becoming partner in 1978; North Arlington municipal judge, 1980-91
 
Siegal, Ronny Jo
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2009
Tenure: 2016
Born: 1949
Education: Fordham University School of Law, 1972; Syracuse University, 1968
Prior Experience: Hellring, Lindeman, Goldstein & Siegal, 1978-2009. assistant district attorney, Bronx County, N.Y., 1972-78
 
Slomienski, Kenneth J.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: Feb. 15, 2006
Tenure: Feb. 15, 2013
Born: 1955
Education: Widener Univ. Law School; Rutgers Univ., 1977
Prior Experience: Solo practitioner, Wallington, 1986-2005; in-house counsel for Safeco Ins. Co. and Aetna Casualty Ins. Co., to 1986
 
Steele, Susan
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 2011
Tenure: 2017
Education: Pace University School of Law; New York University, M.S., nursing; Dominican College
Prior Experience: Assistant U.S. attorney, 1989-2011; assistant regional counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1987-89 
 
Thurber, Mary
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2009
Tenure: 2016
Born: 1959
Education: Rutgers Law School-Newark, 1985; Siena College, 1982
Prior Experience: Thurber & Cappell, 1999-2009; solo practice, 1991-99; Lewis & McKenna, associate, 1986-91
 
Toskos, Menelaos W.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: Aug. 16, 2005
Tenure: Aug. 16, 2012
Born: 1948
Education: Fordham Univ. School of Law, 1973; Columbia Univ., 1969
Prior Experience: Herten, Burstein, Sheridan, Cevasco, Bottinelli, Litt, Toskos & Harz, partner, 1991-2005
 
Venezia, Donald R.
Current Assignment: Criminal
Appointed: 1999
Tenure: 2006
Born: April 16, 1949
Education: Seton Hall Univ. School of Law, 1975; St. Peter’s College, 1950; Connecticut School of Broadcasting
Prior Experience: Private practice, Jersey City and Fairview, 1986-99; municipal prosecutor for Cliffside Park, Fort Lee, Hoboken, North Bergen and Ridgefield, 1987-93; assistant Hudson County prosecutor, 1977-80; Hon. Robert McAlevy, J.S.C., clerk, 1975-76
 
Wilcox, Gary
Current Assignment: Family
Appointed: 2011
Tenure: 2018
Born: 1965
Education: Harvard Law School; Duke University
Prior Experience: McCarter & English, 2002-11; assistant U.S. attorney, Special Prosecutions Division, 1995-2002; Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, 1994-95; Lowenstein Sandler, 1990-94
 
Wilson, Robert C.
Current Assignment: Civil
Appointed: 1999
Tenure: 2006
Born: 1956
Education: New York Law School, 1982; Lafayette College, 1976
Prior Experience: Ramsey municipal prosecutor, 1992-99; Wells Fargo, vice president and general counsel, 1992-97; assistant Bergen County prosecutor, 1987-92; Pinkerton Corp., counsel, 1982-87