Overview - Civil Division
Sections of the Civil Division
Civil Division Phone Numbers
Main Number: 732-929-2016
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 – Stephanie Hudson - 732-929-2042
Assistant Division Manager – James Castaneda – 732-288-7637
Jay Calvetto – Customer Service – 732-288-7876
Pattie Imbesi - Special Civil Post Judgment - 732-929-4772
Eli Vazquez - Law Division, Foreclosure Mediation, General Equity - 732-288-7830
Court Services Supervisor 1
Jill Wright - Law Division, Arbitration, Mediation - 732-929-4771
Jillian Ackermann - Special Civil Case Processing, Landlord/Tenant - 732-288-7805
Law Division Trial Coordinator
Linda Susco - 732-506-5065
Francis R. Hodgson Jr. - Presiding Judge General Equity
Courtroom #18 - 206 Courthouse Lane Toms River, NJ 08753
John A. Peterson Jr., J.S.C
Courtroom #2 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
James Den Uyl, J.S.C.
Courtroom #5 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Mark A. Troncone, J.S.C.
Courtroom #8 - 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Arnold B. Goldman, J.S.C.
Courtroom #9 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
James W. Palmer Jr., J.S.C - Supervising Judge Special Civil Part
Courtroom #7 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
Craig L. Wellerson - Presiding Judge Civil Part
Courtroom # 10 – 100 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753
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.