TRENTON -- Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced today the appointment of Ann M. Luvera as Acting Union County Prosecutor.

Luvera was sworn into office on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She replaces Thomas Isenhour, who served as Acting County Prosecutor since September 2017 and left office Sunday upon his retirement after more than three decades of service.

“Ann Luvera has an outstanding track record of leadership in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, where she has overseen the Office’s most significant units and has supervised and personally prosecuted numerous high-profile cases,” Porrino said. “She launched the county’s Homicide Task Force and developed new protocols and training for law enforcement for the proper handling of child abuse death cases. I’m confident she will continue to be a strong leader who will look out for victims and guard the safety of all residents as the county’s top law enforcement officer.”

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“Having served this Office in so many different capacities over the years, it is a genuine honor to now serve as acting Union County Prosecutor,” Luvera said. “The men and women who carry out the Office’s daily work are consummate professionals who exhibit a firm commitment to public service and justice, and I am proud to have the opportunity to lead them.”

Acting Prosecutor Luvera joined the Union County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor in 1990, after serving two years as a Deputy Attorney General in the Appellate Section of the Division of Criminal Justice, within the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.  With the exception of a few years in private practice in the late 1990s, Luvera has been a career prosecutor for the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, holding numerous leadership positions, including First Assistant Prosecutor, Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor, Trial Supervisor and Supervisor of the Homicide Task Force and Special Prosecutions Units.

In those roles, Ms. Luvera helped manage the roughly 150 attorneys and detectives employed by the Prosecutor’s Office and advised the County Prosecutor on matters including high-profile police-involved shootings, government corruption, and criminal homicides.

Luvera received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in 1983 and received her Juris Doctor Degree from Boston University School of Law in 1987. She has received an Attorney General Excellence Award for Victims’ Justice and a County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Award for Outstanding Career Advocacy.

 

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