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United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

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Appeals to  Third Circuit
Judges assigned  17
Established  September 24, 1789
Chief Judge  Jerome B. Simandle
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (in case citations, D.N.J.) is a federal court in the Third Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

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The Judiciary Act of 1789 established New Jersey as a single District on September 24, 1789. On February 13, 1801 the Judiciary Act of 1801 reorganized the federal court system, resulting in the state being divided into Eastern and Western districts. The Judiciary Act of 1801 was repealed on March 8, 1802 and New Jersey was re-established as a single district court.

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey is William E. Fitzpatrick.

Organization of the court

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey holds court at Mitchell H. Cohen Building & U.S. Courthouse in Camden, at Martin Luther King Building & U.S. Courthouse in Newark, and Clarkson S. Fisher Building & U.S. Courthouse in Trenton.

Camden Division comprises the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem.

Newark Division comprises the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Northern Middlesex, Passaic, Sussex, and Union.

Trenton Division comprises the following counties: Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, Southern Middlesex, and Warren.

List of U.S. Attorneys

  • Richard Stockton (1789 – 1791)
  • Abraham Ogden (1791 – 1798)
  • Lucius Horatio Stockton (1798 – 1801)
  • Frederick Frelinghuysen (1801)
  • George C. Maxwell (1801 – 1803)
  • William S. Pennington (1803 – 1804)
  • Joseph McIlvaine (1804 – 1824)
  • Lucius Q.C. Elmer (1824 – 1829)
  • Garret D. Wall (1829 – 1835)
  • James S. Green (1835 – 1850)
  • William Halstead (1850 – 1853)
  • Garret S. Cannon (1853 – 1861)
  • Anthony Q. Keasbey (1861 – 1886)
  • Job H. Lippincott (1886 – 1887)
  • Samuel F. Bigelow (1887 – 1888)
  • George S. Duryee (1888 – 1890)
  • Henry S. White (1890 – 1894)
  • John W. Beekman (1894 – 1896)
  • J. Kearney Rice (1896 – 1900)
  • David Ogden Watkins (1900 – 1903)
  • Cortlander Parker, Jr. (1903)
  • John B. Vreeland (1903 – 1913)
  • J. Warren Davis (1913 – 1916)
  • Charles Francis Lynch (1916 – 1919)
  • Joseph L. Bodine (1919 – 1920)
  • Elmer H. Geran (1920 – 1922)
  • Walter G. Winne (1922 – 1928)
  • Phillip Forman (1928 – 1932)
  • Harlan Besson (1932 – 1935)
  • John J. Quinn (1935 – 1940)
  • William F. Smith (1940 – 1941)
  • Charles M. Phillips (1941 – 1943)
  • Thorn Lord (1943 – 1945)
  • Edgar H. Rossbach (1945 – 1948)
  • Isaiah Matlack (1948)
  • Alfred E. Modarelli (1948 – 1951)
  • Grover C. Richman, Jr. (1951 – 1953)
  • William F. Tompkins (1953 – 1954)
  • Raymond Del Tufo, Jr. (1954 – 1956)
  • Herman Scott (1956)
  • Chester A. Weidenburner (1956 – 1961)
  • David M. Satz, Jr. (1961 – 1969)
  • Donald Horowitz (1969)
  • Frederick B. Lacey (1969 – 1971)
  • Herbert J. Stern (1971 – 1973)
  • Jonathan L. Goldstein (1974 – 1977)
  • Robert J. Del Tufo (1977 – 1980)
  • William W. Robertson (1980 – 1981)
  • W. Hunt Dumont (1981 – 1985)
  • Thomas W. Greelish (1985 – 1987)
  • Sam Alito (1987 – 1990)
  • Michael Chertoff (1990 – 1994)
  • Faith S. Hochberg (1994 – 1999)
  • Robert J. Cleary (1999 – 2002)
  • Chris Christie (2002 – 2008)
  • Ralph J. Marra, Jr. (2008 - 2009)
  • Paul J. Fishman (2009 – 2017)
  • References

    United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Wikipedia


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