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Judge Allison E. Accurso Elevated to Appellate Division of Superior Court
Superior Court Judge Allison E. Accurso 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.
Appointed to the Superior Court in 2005 by Gov. Richard Codey, Judge Accurso served in the family division in the Morris/Sussex Vicinage. She then moved to the Mercer Vicinage, where she served in the family division until September 2006, when she was named presiding judge of the civil division in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage. She became the general equity presiding judge in the Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage in July 2009. Judge Accurso served a temporary assignment to the Appellate Division earlier this year.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Judge Accurso served as a law clerk to Appellate Division Presiding Judge Michael Patrick King before joining the law firm of Fox, Rothschild, O’Brien & Frankel. In 1998, she became the assistant attorney general in charge of litigation.
Judge Accurso is the chair of the Judiciary Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance. She is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee and a past member of the District VII Ethics Committee. She also previously served on the East Amwell Township Planning Board.
“I am honored by this appointment and look forward to serving in this new role,” said Judge Accurso.