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New Superior Court Judges are Familiar, Local

Confirmed judges are from Rumson, Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury

Four of the five newly confirmed state Superior Court judges are from the Two River area.

Praised by senators Jennifer Beck (R-11) and Joe Kyrillos (R-13), the four from the immediate area are: Katie A. Gummer, of Rumson; Arnold L. Natali Jr., of Little Silver; Joseph W. Oxley, of Red Bank; and Mara E. Zazzali-Hogan, of Shrewsbury. 

Angela White Dalton, of Howell, was also confirmed.

“Monmouth County, like counties across the state, has had a number of judicial vacancies that have caused backlogs in our court system," Beck and Kyrillos said in a joint released statement. "We are pleased that the New Jersey Senate has finally taken action to confirm qualified nominees. By filling judicial vacancies, we can ensure that all kinds of legal proceedings, from criminal trials to divorce proceedings, can be heard in court in a timely manner.”

An 1990 graduate of Yale Law School, Gummer is a partner with DLA Piper law firm, Florham Park. Having represented the media in defamation and First Amendment cases, she is known for having "represented leaders in the financial services industry, including life and health insurance companies, since she began her career," her bio on the DLA Piper Web site says. For more information on Gummer's background, click here.

Oxley, former Monmouth County Sheriff (1996 to 2007), was most recently the county Republican Party chairman. He was also an assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor.

In the 1990s, he was also Middletown's administrator, mayor and deputy mayor.

Natali is a partner with McCarter & English Attorneys at Law, Newark. He "has represented Fortune 50 corporate policyholders in complex insurance coverage actions for nearly two decades," according to his bio on the McCarter & English Web site.

Zazzali-Hogan is with the Gibbons law firm. She "manages complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts in various jurisdictions while serving as the firm's Pro Bono Coordinator," according to her bio on the Web site. "She has also served as a Special Court Monitor and Mediator." For more information on her, click here.

anonymous February 08, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Praised by Senator Beck???? Both Beck and Oxley were generous recipients of campaign contributions from convicted fraudster Solomon Dwek. This is disgusting. Ms. Beck has also failed to call for an independent probe into pension fraud and corruption at the Monmouth County Sheriff's Department--what is it with her? http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/05/14/11690662-gov-christies-pension-issue-nj-probe-looks-at-running-mate-double-dipping https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dump-State-Senator-Jennifer-Beck/181295051917672?fref=ts http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/02/07/senate-panel-confirms-joseph-oxley-15-others-as-superior-court-judges/
Nearly Famous Chef February 12, 2013 at 08:07 PM
It is nice to see that we able to get the important position of Superior Court Judge filled with a person of the quality of Arnold Natali. P.R.
Thomas February 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Congrats Arnold. You should be very proud of this honor. Well deserved I am sure

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