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Overview - Civil Division

Sections of the Civil Division

General Equity

Law Division

Civil Division Phone Numbers

Main Number: 732-929-2016
Arbitration: 732-929-4701
Landlord/Tenant: 732-929-4791 or 732-288-7237
Law Division trials: 732-506-5065
Small Claims trials: 732-929-2016 Ext. 3979
Special Civil trials: 732-506-5308

Civil Division Managers
Civil Division Manager - Jill Vito - 732-929-2042
Assistant Division Manager - Patrick Conley - 732-288-7637

Team Leaders
Jay Calvetto – Customer Service, Pro Se Assistance – 732-288-7805
Pattie Imbesi - Special Civil Post Judgment - 732-929-4772
Lisa Slavick - Law Division, Arbitration, Mediation - 732-929-4771
Eli Vazquez - Law Division, Foreclosure Mediation, General Equity - 732-288-7830

Court Services Supervisor 1
James Castaneda – Special Civil Case Processing, Landlord/Tenant – 732-288-7876

Law Division Trial Coordinator
Linda Susco - 732-506-5065

General Equity Judge and Civil Division Judges

Frank A. Buczynski - Presiding Judge General Equity
Courtroom #18 - 206 Courthouse Lane Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-929-4789

E. David Millard- Presiding Judge Civil Part
Courtroom # 9 - 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-506-5379

John A. Peterson Jr., J.S.C
Courtroom #2 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-929-2192

James Den Uyl, J.S.C.
Courtroom #5 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-831-7948

Mark A. Troncone, J.S.C.
Courtroom # 8 - 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-831-7905

Arnold B. Goldman, J.S.C.
Courtroom #3 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-831-7943

Steven F. Nemeth, J.S.C - Supervising Judge Special Civil Part
Courtroom #7 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-288-7230

Craig L. Wellerson J.S.C.
Courtroom # 10 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-831-7926


The Division consists of two operational units:

Civil Case Intake - Located at 118 Washington Street - Room 121
This office processes all new filings for Law, Special Civil, General Equity and Landlord/Tenant. This office also processes all Special Civil Part matters including Special Civil, Small Claims and Landlord/Tenant. Pro Se forms for Special Civil and Law Division are available at this location.

Special Civil - consists of three sections; Special Civil ( DC docket type), Small Claims(SC docket type) and Landlord/Tenant (LT docket type):

Special Civil - DC handles all money disputes where the demand amount is $15,000 or less.
Small Claims- SC handles all money disputes where the demand amount is $3,000 or less.

Landlord/Tenant - LT handles cases in which a landlord files to gain back possession of their rental property.

Civil Case Processing - Located at 206 Courthouse Lane. This office processes all Law Division and General Equity matters. They also schedule cases for trial and arbitration as well as referring cases to mediation.

Law Division - Handles Civil actions over $15,000.

General Equity - Handles foreclosures, specific performance and enforcement contracts and other matters not seeking monetary awards.

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