Volunteers Appointed to Attorney Ethics Committees

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STATE — Charles Centinaro, director of the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE), has announced the appointment of 146 attorneys and other citizens to the state’s 18 District Ethics Committees. These committees investigate and prosecute ethics cases involving New Jersey attorneys.

As members of the District Ethics Committees, the volunteers will be called on to perform a number of duties. All members participate in regular monthly committee meetings. Additionally, attorney members investigate grievances docketed by the committee. If their initial investigation finds grounds for a formal complaint, the matter is heard by a panel of committee members comprising two attorneys and one public member. Volunteers serve for a four-year term.

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“The participation of these volunteer attorneys and public members is critical to the attorney disciplinary system and helps to ensure the integrity of the legal profession in New Jersey,” said Centinaro.  “We are fortunate that so many citizens are willing to donate their time and efforts to this important work.”

The committees are supported and overseen by the OAE, and any recommended sanction is reviewed by the state’s Disciplinary Review Board. Final discipline is imposed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, which reviews sanctions recommended from below.

The OAE maintains a comprehensive Web site, which can be accessed through the Judiciary Web site at njcourtsonline.com. In addition, clients wishing to file a grievance can call the automated OAE hotline at 1-800-406-8594. Callers need to enter the attorney’s office zip code to receive contact information for the secretary of the appropriate district committee.

The Supreme Court imposed final discipline on 148 attorneys last year. In addition, the Court issued 25 emergent sanctions to protect the public while discipline charges were pending.

Currently there are 570 volunteers serving on the District Ethics Committees.

The new appointees are:

District I
(Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem counties)

  • A. Steven Fabietti of Vineland
  • Carol N. Goloff of Northfield
  • Joseph A. Levin of Atlantic City
  • Katherine Marie Morris of Atlantic City
  • Douglas K. Walker of Ocean City
  • Christine Ward Garrison of Millville
  • William J. Hughes, Jr., of Atlantic City
  • Rona Zucker Kaplan of Atlantic City
  • Roseann Sellani of Bridgeton

District IIA
(Bergen County – North)

  • Lisa R. Aljian of Paramus
  • Kathleen A. Hart of Livingston
  • Daniel P. Mc Nerney of Hackensack
  • David M. Repetto of Hackensack
  • David Torchin of  Hackensack
  • Paul Berberich of Cresskill
  • Aimee Ennis of Saddle Brook

District IIB
(Bergen County – South)

  • Jennifer M. Blum of Hackensack
  • Mark F. Heinze of Hackensack
  • Salvador H. Sclafani of Hackensack
  • Adam B. Schwartz of Hackensack
  • Margarita Velez-McEvoy of Dumont

District IIIA
(Ocean County)

  • Terry F. Brady of  Toms River
  • Laura M. Halm of Lakewood
  • Glenn D. Kassman of Point Pleasant
  • Kenneth T. Palmer of Toms River
  • Tara Redmond of Toms River
  • Robert J. Ritacco of Toms River
  • Eleanore A. Rogalski of Toms River
  • Carol Reynolds Wentworth of Lanoka Harbor
  • Lynne A. Dunn of Toms River
  • Alton D. Kenney of Brick

District IIIB
(Burlington County)

  • Karen Amacker of Moorestown
  • Theresa D. Brown of Willingboro
  • Mark Caira of Westmont
  • Colleen McGuigan of Moorestown
  • Cindy M. Perr of Trenton
  • Stephanie S. Shreter of Mount Holly
  • Michael J. Wietrzychowski of Cherry Hill
  • Gerald S. Lord of Moorestown
  • Ralph A. Jacobs of Haddonfield
  • Anne C. Singer of Haddonfield

District IV
(Camden and Gloucester counties)

  • Frank D. Allen of Haddonfield
  • LaTonya N. Bland of Mount Laurel
  • Carlos M. Bollar of Haddonfield
  • Marc I. Bressman of Cherry Hill
  • Daniel Q. Harrington of Cherry Hill
  • Andrew J. Karcich of Voorhees
  • Joy A. Pearson-Schneck of Woodbury
  • Mark A. Rinaldi of Berlin
  • Jason Sunkett of Cherry Hill
  • Andrea P. Clearkin of Sewell
  • Mercedes Stewart of Camden
  • Diane C. Dailey of Cherry Hill

District VA
(Essex County – Newark)

  • Cynthia S. Betz of Newark
  • Frank J. DeAngelis of Newark
  • Lan Hoang of Newark
  • Jonathan M. Peck of Newark
  • Jose R. Rivera-Benitez of Newark
  • Kenneth J. Sheehan of Newark
  • Jeffrey S. Soos of Newark
  • Natalie S. Watson of Newark
  • Marianne K. Avery of Montclair

District VB
(Essex County – Suburban)

  • Louis David Balk of Union Twp.
  • Neil J. Dworkin of Irvington
  • Paula I. Getty of Newark
  • Nomi Colton-Max of South Orange

District VC
(Essex County – West)

  • Avion M. Benjamin of Newark
  • Cheryl H. Burstein of West Orange
  • Alexandra V. Gallo of Morristown
  • Stuart D. Minion of West Caldwell
  • Marcella Matos Wilson of West Caldwell
  • Daniel J. Zirrith of Livingston
  • Maurice Brown of Montclair
  • Kristin Kucsma of Livingston

District VI
(Hudson County)

  • Carolann M. Aschoff of Jersey City
  • Susan Ferraro of Bayonne
  • Kevin J. Purvin of North Bergen
  • Susan B. Gyss of Secaucus
  • Alan Molina of Union City
  • John T. Sullivan of Jersey City
  • Michael D. Witt of Secaucus
  • James J. Feeney of Jersey City
  • James R. Hallaway of  Kearny

District VII
(Mercer County)

  • Douglass L. Derry of Princeton
  • Brian J. Duff of Hamilton Square
  • Jennifer Weisberg Millner of Lawrenceville
  • Wendy M. Rosen of Pennington
  • Jennifer D. Zoschak of Lawrenceville
  • Herbert K. Ames of Crosswicks
  • Bruce A. Weise of Pennington
  • Jerome A. Ballarotto of Trenton
  • Stephen M. Orlofsky of Princeton

District VIII
(Middlesex County)

  • Kim Marie Connor of Newark
  • Kimberly Catherine Almasy of Woodbridge
  • Anne M. Breslin of Piscataway
  • Carlos Diaz-Cobo of East Brunswick
  • Howard Duff of Woodbridge
  • Michele G. Haas of New Brunswick
  • Kathleen Killion of North Brunswick
  • William C. Cagney of New Brunswick
  • Vincent E. Gentile of Princeton

District IX
(Monmouth County)

  • Marcie L. Mackolin of West Long Branch
  • Anne J. O’Connor of Freehold
  • Teri O’Connor of Monmouth Beach
  • A Patrick Nucciarone of Wall

District XA
(East Morris/Sussex counties)

  • Robert M. Vinci of Florham Park
  • Adam G. Brief of Morris Plains
  • Colleen M. Cunningham of Newton
  • Joseph W. Grather of Morristown
  • Devanshu L. Modi of Florham
  • Susan B. Reed of Succasunna

District XB
(West Morris/Sussex counties)

  • Loretta A. Castrovinci of Morristown
  • Robert D. Correale of Morristown
  • Charles D. Craig of Morristown
  • Alison C. Leslie of Morristown
  • John C. Maloney, Jr. of Florham
  • H. Lockwood Miller of Morristown
  • Thomas R. Caines of Newton
  • Sarah R. Epstein of Morristown

District XI
(Passaic County)

  • Nadia Kahf of Haledon
  • Joseph C. Perconti of North Haledon
  • Linda Couso Puccio of Wayne
  • Linda H. Samson of Wayne
  • Terence M. Scott of Clifton
  • Manuel Quiles of Paterson
  • Toni Belford Damiano of Little Falls
  • Harry D. Norton, Jr. of West Paterson
  • Jeffrey J. Trapanese of Little Falls

District XII
(Union County)

  • Bruce H. Bergen of Cranford
  • Robert J. Logan of Union
  • Susan B. McCrea of Westfield
  • Katherine A. Suplee of Union
  • Glen J. Vida of Springfield
  • Elizabeth A. Weiler of Cranford
  • Adam J. Rowen of Elizabeth
  • Jodi Lee Alper of Roseland
  • Frederick B. Polak of Roseland
  • Ruth V. Simon of Parsippany

District XIII
(Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren counties)

  • Jeralyn L. Lawrence of Bridgewater
  • William E. Mandry of Phillipsburg
  • Michael J. Rogers of Somerville
  • Amy Z. Shimalla of Warren Twp.
  • Daniel C. Soriano, Jr. of Somerville
  • Joseph M. Carducci of Phillipsburg
  • John M. Bowens of Florham Park
  • William E. Staehle of Morris Plains

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