For immediate release: July 3, 2012
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Judge Richard S. Hoffman Elevated to Appellate Division of Superior Court
Superior Court Judge Richard S. Hoffman will be elevated to the Appellate Division effective Aug. 1, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced today.
The Appellate Division of the Superior Court is New Jersey's intermediate appellate court. The 32 Appellate Division judges hear appeals from decisions of the trial courts, the Tax Court and state administrative agencies. The Appellate Division decides approximately 6,500 appeals and 7,500 motions each year.
Judge Hoffman was appointed to the bench by Gov. Jim McGreevey in 2004. He served first in the family division in Gloucester County, moving to Salem County in 2006. He returned to Gloucester County in 2008, remaining on the family bench until 2010, when he was assigned to the civil division. Judge Hoffman served a temporary assignment to the Appellate Division earlier this year.
Prior to joining the Judiciary, Judge Hoffman was in private practice, most recently as a partner at Hoffman, DiMuzio & Hoffman. He served as solicitor for South Harrison Township and the Mantua Township Municipal Utilities Authority, and as municipal prosecutor in South Harrison Township, Mantua Township, East Greenwich Township and Pitman.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Judge Hoffman received his law degree from Rutgers Law School-Camden.
“This appointment is a great honor.” said Judge Hoffman. “I want to thank Assignment Judge Curio and all of my vicinage colleagues. They are terrific people, and I will miss working with them every day.”