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Judge Seybolt Named Presiding Judge of the Civil Division in Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage

For immediate release: October 31, 2002
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Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz has announced the appointment of the Superior Court Judge Harry K. Seybolt to presiding judge of the Civil Division in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage effective Nov. 1.

"Judge Seybolt's experience, leadership and contributions have strengthened the Judiciary in myriad ways," said Chief Justice Poritz. "We are pleased that he has agreed to take on this new role as presiding judge."

Judge Seybolt has served in the Warren County Superior Court since June 27, 1996. He has served on a number of Supreme Court committees, including the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, the Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, and the Special Civil Part Subcommittee. Before joining the bench, he was an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Warren County Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association. He has served as a panelist and guest speaker at a number of professional dev elopment events in the legal community.

Judge Seybolt received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, where he also received an L.L.B. degree and a juris doctorate. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1956, he served two years on active duty before concluding his tour as a first lieutenant. He then served an additional three years in the U.S. Army Reserve while beginning his law career in private practice. At the time of his judicial appointment, he was a sole practitioner in Washington, N.J. His specializations included land use law, real estate law, matrimonial law, and wills, trusts and estates.

Judge Seybolt lives in Washington, N.J. , with his wife of 43 years, Marilyn. He has two sons, Jeffrey, married to Cheryl, and Christopher, married to Diana. His two grandchildren are named Alexandra and Jeffrey II.

"I appreciate the opportunity to serve as presiding judge," said Judge Seybolt. "I hope to be of service to the Judiciary and to the citizens of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties."

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