TRENTON – Somerville attorney Robert Wilson’s nomination to become a New Jersey Superior Court judge was approved by the state Senate yesterday.

There was no opposition to his appointment. He was one of 10 new judges approved by the Senate.

He was recommended by Sen. Chris “Kip” Bateman, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and formally nominated by Gov. Chris Christie.

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Wilson, 46, has been a lawyer since 1994 and is with Kovacs & Wilson in Somerville. The firm focuses on personal injury, family and criminal defense law. He has been with the firm since 2011.

Wilson was with what became Trombadore & Wilson in Somerville from 2001 to 2010. He was with Gebhardt & Kiefer in Clinton from 1997 to 2001, and from 1995 to 1997 he was with Forster & Arbore in Ledgewood.

He is a graduate of State University of New York at Binghamton and the University of Michigan Law School.