Former Presiding Judge of the Family Part of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County. Mr. Penza began his career as an Assistant Essex County Prosecutor, and headed the Prosecutor’s Official Corruption and Economic Crime Department. He has also served as a Deputy Attorney General. A former member of the Editorial Board of The New Jersey Lawyer, Mr. Penza has served as Master for the Inns of Court and lectures on various aspects of Family Court at various Continuing Legal Education seminars. He is a Family Court Appointed Blue Ribbon Panelist in both Morris and Essex Counties, and has been recognized in New Jersey Monthly magazine’s “Super Lawyers” every year since 2009.
Professional and Community Involvement
Lecturer, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Family Court Appointed Blue Ribbon Mediation Panelist
Former member of the Editorial Board of The New Jersey Lawyer
Executive Board of the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, which assists children in relation to the Family Courts
Former Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law School
Former Master for the Inns of Court
New Jersey State, Essex and Morris County Bar Associations
Awards & Recognition
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (2008 - present)
Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Family Law practice area (2009 - present)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Criminal Defense and White Collar practice areas (2014 - present)
Contributor to various legal panels on Court TV
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