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For immediate release: August 17, 2005
For further information: Winnie Comfort
Tammy Kendig
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Judge George L. Seltzer, of Margate, and Judge William P. Gilroy, of Spring Lake, Elevated to Appellate Division

Superior Court Judge George L. Seltzer and Superior Court Judge William P. Gilroy have been assigned to the Appellate Division.

"Through their exemplary performances on the bench, Judges Seltzer and Gilroy have demonstrated a strong aptitude for appellate work. I am confident that they will make a valuable contribution to the Appellate Division," said Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz.

Judge Seltzer was serving in private practice when he was appointed to the bench by Gov. Thomas H. Kean in 1988. First assigned to the Family Division in Atlantic County, he later served in the Civil and General Equity Divisions. He is a graduate of Kenyon College and Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. He served a judicial clerkship under Vincent S. Haneman, associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Judge Seltzer and his wife Joan, a realtor, live in Margate. They have four children: Andrew, Ted, and Eric Millstein, and Charlie Seltzer.

Judge Gilroy was appointed to the bench in 1996 by Gov. Christine Todd Whitman and has served since his appointment in the Monmouth County Civil Division. He is a past member of the Supreme Court Special Civil Part Practice Committee and now sits on the Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee. A graduate of St. Peter's College and Villanova School of Law, he also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Judge Gilroy has held several municipal court judgeships, including South Belmar, Howell, Neptune City, Spring Lake and Colts Neck. He was in private practice at the time of his appointment to Superior Court.

Judge Gilroy resides in Spring Lake with his wife, Winifred. They have three children, Megan, Patrick, and Colleen, and three grandchildren.

The Appellate Division of Superior Court is the state's intermediate appellate court. Appellate Division judges are named by the chief justice from among the judges of the Superior Court. The 32 appellate judges are divided into eight parts; each case is heard by a two- or three-judge panel formed by members of one part.

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