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For immediate release: June 22, 2006
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Judge Marie E. Lihotz named to Appellate Division

Superior Court Judge Marie E. Lihotz has been named to the Appellate Division effective September 1, announced Chief Justice Deborah T. Poritz today.

“Judge Lihotz possesses analytical skills and attention to detail that make her well-suited for the appellate bench, and I am confident that she will make a positive contribution in this new role,” said Chief Justice Poritz.

Judge Lihotz holds a B.A. from the University of Delaware, a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and an L.L.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She worked in private practice until her appointment to the bench in 1997 by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. First assigned to the Tax Court, Judge Lihotz has served in the Family Division of Superior Court in Gloucester and Burlington Counties.

The Appellate Division of the 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. Each of the 35 appellate judges is assigned to one of eight parts; each case is heard by a two- or three-judge panel formed by members of one part.

“I am grateful to Chief Justice Poritz for this opportunity, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Appellate Division,” said Judge Lihotz.

A Burlington County resident, Judge Lihotz and her husband, Louis, have two children, Christina and Joseph.

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