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Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Court Offices/Divisions

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Jack Failla, Trial Court Administrator
908-332-7700 ext. 13000

EEO 908-332-7700 ext. 13220
Ombudsman 908-332-7700 ext. 13240

Civil Division 

Most civil cases that are heard in the Superior Court involve disputes in which a plaintiff claims that they have been hurt by the actions of the defendant and seeks monetary compensation. Examples of such cases are those involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, breaches of contracts and landlord/tenant disputes.

Civil cases in which the amount in controversy is more than $20,000 are heard in the Civil Division of Superior Court. Cases in which the amount in controversy is over $5,000 up to $20,000 are heard in the Special Civil Part of the Civil Division. Those in which the amount in controversy is $5,000 or less are also heard in the Special Civil Part and are known as small claims cases. In all, about 460,000 cases are heard in the Civil Division and Special Civil Part.

Civil cases in which monetary damages are not being sought are heard in the General Equity Division of Superior Court. General Equity judges handle non-jury cases such as those involving trade secrets, labor matters, foreclosures and other disputes in which court relief, often in the form of restraining orders, is sought on an emergency basis.

Main 908-332-7700 ext. 13710
General Equity 908-332-7700 ext. 13780
Landlord/Tenant 908-332-7700 ext. 13440
Mediation/Arbitration 908-332-7700 ext. 13870
Special Civil 908-332-7700 ext. 13085
Main 908-824-9750 ext. 13810
General Equity 908-824-9750 ext. 13780
Landlord/Tenant 908-824-9750 ext. 13810
Mediation/Arbitration 908-824-9750 ext. 13280
Special Civil 908-824-9750 ext. 13810
Main 908-750-8100 ext. 13910
General Equity 908-750-8100 ext. 13780
Landlord/Tenant 908-750-8100 ext. 13910
Mediation/Arbitration 908-750-8100 ext. 13310
Special Civil 908-750-8100 ext. 13910

Hunterdon Special Civil Part Court Officer Performance Survey
Somerset Special Civil Part Court Officer Performance Survey
Warren Special Civil Part Court Officer Performance Survey

Criminal Division

The Criminal Division is responsible for processing and managing all indictable criminal cases involving adult offenders. In rare instances, juveniles may be waived to adult court based on the severity of the offense. The office handles all pre-adjudicatory functions of the Superior Court, Criminal Division, as well as Post Conviction Motions. Disorderly persons, petty disorderly person’s offenses and motor vehicle violations are normally heard in the Municipal Courts. Typical clients of the Criminal Division would be those:

  • Arrested and charged with a criminal offense;
  • Applying for pretrial intervention (PTI);
  • Convicted of a criminal offense and needing a pre-sentence investigation completed;
  • Having a question under pretrial monitoring;
  • Seeking legal representation by the Office of the Public Defender;
  • Inquiring about a criminal public record;
  • Having questions concerning public access terminals;
  • Appealing a Municipal Court sentence (pro se kit available);
  • Applying for an expungement of a criminal record (pro se kit available); and
  • Applying for recovery court


Meghann Lipovetskiy, Criminal Division Manager
908-750-8100 ext. 13720

Main 908-332-7700 ext. 13720
Pre-Trial Services 908-332-7700 ext. 13680
Main 908-824-9750 ext. 13110
Pre-Trial Services 908-824-9750 ext. 13120
Main 908-750-8100 ext. 13130
Pre-Trial Services 908-750-8100 ext. 13140

Family Division

Family Court is responsible to hear all actions in which the principal claim is unique to and arises out of a family or family type relationship. Family Court has jurisdiction over matters involving divorce, child support, paternity, custody, parenting time, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, family crisis, foster care placement, kinship legal guardianship, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights and adoption.


Maryann Millman-Stives, Family Division Manager
908-332-7700 ext. 13730

Main 908-332-7700 ext. 13730
Children in Court 908-332-7700 ext. 13003
Domestic Violence FV/FO 908-332-7700 ext. 13007
Juvenile-FJ 908-332-7700 ext. 13005
Matrimonial- FM 908-332-7700 ext. 13006
Non-Dissolution-FD 908-332-7700 ext. 13004
Main 908-824-9750 ext. 13830
Children in Court 908-824-9750 ext. 13330
Domestic Violence FV/FO 908-824-9750 ext. 13350
Juvenile-FJ 908-824-9750 ext. 13330
Matrimonial- FM 908-824-9750 ext. 13340
Non-Dissolution-FD 908-824-9750 ext. 13320
Main 908-750-8100 ext. 13930
Children in Court 908-750-8100 ext. 13450
Domestic Violence FV/FO 908-750-8100 ext. 13480
Juvenile-FJ 908-750-8100 ext. 13470
Matrimonial- FM 908-750-8100 ext. 13930
Non-Dissolution-FD 908-750-8100 ext. 13460

Finance Division

The Division of Finance manages all aspects of the Court's financial operations including the collection of fines, restitution, child support, bail and fees which are due to government agencies and individuals.

All fees must be sent to the Central Fee Office listed below. Questions regarding services in the Fee Offices should be directed to the respective contact numbers below.


Cathy Tauriello, Finance Division Manager
908-332-7700 ext. 13566

Central Fee Office 908-332-7700 ext. 13740
Central Fee Office 908-824-9750 ext. 13060
Central Fee Office 908-750-8100 ext. 13070

Human Resources Division

The Division of Human Resources is responsible for a variety of programs and services for employees and applicants. The division administers all Human Resources related functions for the New Jersey Superior Court in each vicinage. The division is responsible for personnel management, labor and employee relations, Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action, training, payroll, health benefits, administration and volunteer programs.

The Superior Court employs individuals in a wide variety of types of positions. We have career opportunities for individuals in direct court services functions (i.e., Probation Officers, Criminal, Family and Civil case management, support staff, etc.) and in support services functions (i.e., Human Resources, Finance, Facilities, Purchasing, etc.).

See employment opportunities.


Nancy Carey, Human Resources Division Manager
908-332-7700 ext. 13260

Human Resources - Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
908-332-7700 ext. 13260


IT Division

Andrew Chin, IT Division Manager
908- 332-7700 ext. 13088

Municipal Division

Municipal courts have jurisdiction over various matters, including motor vehicle and traffic violations, ordinance violations, disorderly and petty disorderly persons offenses and certain penalty enforcement actions, such as fish and game violations. The municipal courts also play a vital role in the indictable charges that ultimately end up in Superior Court. These charges are filed first in the municipal court, where a determination of probable cause is made, conditions of pretrial release are set, and preliminary arraignments are held. The complaints are then forwarded to the county prosecutor’s office for possible grand jury action. Many indictable charges are downgraded to disorderly persons offenses and are heard in the municipal court.

Municipal courts have very limited juvenile jurisdiction such as jurisdiction to handle motor vehicle complaints involving minors and curfew violations. In addition to assessing fines and revoking various privileges, municipal court judges may imprison defendants for up to six months. There are no jury trials in municipal court.

Questions or comments concerning court operations in any of the municipal courts may be directed to the attention of the Municipal Division Manager or visit the Municipal Court within the Superior Court of New Jersey page. 

Ellen Marinaccio, Municipal Division Manager
908-332-7700 ext. 13230

Operations Division

Jury Management  
Somerset 908-332-7700 ext. 13025
Hunterdon 908-824-9750 ext. 13030
Waren 908-750-8100 ext. 13010

Jessica Kwasnick, Operations Division Manager/ADA Coordinator - Somerset
908-332-7700, ext. 13187

George M. Georgeles, Operations Division Manager/ADA Coordinator - Hunterdon
908-750-8100, ext. 13030

George M. Georgeles, Operations Division Manager/ADA Coordinator - Warren
908-750-8100, ext. 13010

Jason Brevic, Jury Manager - Somerset
908-332-7700 ext. 13025

Amy Guinan, Jury Manager - Hunterdon
908-824-9750 ext. 13030

Christine Murzdeck, Jury Manager - Warren
908-750-8100 ext. 13010

Transcripts 908-332-7700 ext. 13035
ADA 908-332-7700 ext. 13187
Transcripts 908-824-9750 ext. 13040
ADA 908-824-9750 ext. 13030
Transcripts 908-750-8100 ext. 13050
ADA 908-750-8100 ext. 13010

Probation Division

The Probation Division, as part of the Judiciary, plays a vital role in accomplishing the mission of the Court.

The role of Probation Division is to promote the welfare and safety of children, families and communities in New Jersey by enforcing court orders, supervising offenders, monitoring behavior, and intervening to produce positive outcomes.

Brian Rother, Probation Division Manager
908-332-7700 ext. 13760

Main 908-332-7700 ext. 13760
Main 908-824-9750 ext. 13860
Main 908-750-8100 ext. 13960