|Name||James R. Zazzali|
Rumson, New Jersey , United States
|| June 17, 1937
|Last Modifed||Christie-Toomey '16|
Jan 18, 2010 07:28pm
|Info||Justice Zazzali was nominated by Governor Christine Todd Whitman to serve on the Supreme Court on May 18, 2000. He was confirmed on May 25, 2000 and sworn in on June 14, 2000 by Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz. |
Justice Zazzali was born in Newark on June 17, 1937. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School and was graduated from Georgetown College in 1958 and Georgetown Law Center in 1962. He served his clerkship with the Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple. He is admitted to the New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia bars.
Justice Zazzali served as Chief of the Appeals Division of the Office of the Essex County Prosecutor; General Counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority; Receiver for Bloomfield College; Chairman of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation; Vice-Chairman of the Disciplinary Review Board, and as New Jersey Attorney General.
He was appointed by the United States District Court as Special Master for the county jails in Essex, Monmouth and Bergen Counties. He also served, at the request of the United States State Department, on delegations to the United Nations conferences. He was engaged in the practice of law in Newark and Trenton in the firm founded by his late father and his brother � Zazzali, Fagella & Nowak.
He is a former Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School, former Associate Editor of the New Jersey Law Journal, and a contributor to various magazines, newspapers and law journals.
Justice Zazzali is married to the former Eileen Fitzsimmons of New York. Their children are Mara, James Jr., Robert, Courtney and Kevin.