Government

Robert Jones of South Plainfield Appointed Superior Court Judge

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield attorney Robert Jones’ nomination to become a New Jersey Superior Court judge was approved Dec. 17 by the state Senate.

Jones, one of 10 new judges approved by the Senate, was recommended and formerly nominated by New Jersey State Governor Chris Christie. There was no opposition to his appointment. He will will be sworn in the beginning of January and serve an initial term of seven years, hearing cases involving criminal, civil and family law at the Superior Court level within Middlesex County. 

 “I am really excited for a couple of reasons; the work is so important to society and to the people who come before the courts to resolve their disputes. I am also excited and looking forward to the challenges,” said Jones.

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A judgeship, said Jones, is something he first became interested right after law school when he served as a clerk to three judges in Middlesex County Superior Court. “It peaked my interest,” he said, adding that becoming a judge is something he hoped to one day achieve. “This really is the pinnacle of one’s legal career.”

The Garden State appoints rather than elects all state-level court judges and is one of only eight states in the country in which no judges stand for election. To be eligible to serve, one needs to have practiced law in New Jersey for at least 10 years and be under the age of 70.

Jones, who grew up in South Plainfield and graduated from Rutgers University and Rutgers School of Law-Newark, was admitted to the bar in 1993. He has been in solo practice in Iselin since 2011, focusing his practice on appellate litigation. Prior, Jones was with Convery & Shihar in Edison (1995 to 1997) and LRW Consulting in South Plainfield (1997 to 2010).

Jones is also an adjunct instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, attorney for the boards of adjustment in South Plainfield and East Brunswick and, in the past, served as a member of the South Plainfield Board of Education (2007 to 2010) and member of the South Plainfield Zoning Board (2010). He was inducted into the South Plainfield High School Hall of Fame in 2008.

"Although Bob and I have been on opposite sides of many political issues, I find him to be smart, focused and, most importantly, fair,” Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-18th L.D.) told TAPinto South Plainfield following Jones’ appointment. “I know Bob Jones will be an excellent judge and I wish him well."

South Plainfield Mayor Matt Anesh, who has known Jones for 10 years both personally and professionally, said, “Bob will make an excellent judge; he is the most thorough board attorney I have dealt with during my tenure as mayor. I wish him nothing but the best as a state Superior Court judge.”

 

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