For immediate release: June 26, 2013
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Judge Harry G. Carroll Elevated to Appellate Division
Superior Court Judge Harry G. Carroll 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 34 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 Carroll was appointed to the bench on Jan. 30, 2002 by Gov. Donald T. DiFrancesco and was reappointed in 2008 by Gov. Jon S. Corzine. Assigned to the Bergen Vicinage, he served in the family division until Sept. 1, 2005, when he moved to the criminal division. He was named presiding judge of the criminal division on Sept. 2007. In 2010, he moved to the general equity part, where he remained until being named to the Appellate Division.
A graduate of Fordham University and Fordham University Law school, Judge Carroll worked in private practice while serving as a municipal court judge in several municipalities, including Bogota, Cresskill, Bergenfield, Washington Township, Midland Park, Waldwick, and in the Bergen County Central Municipal Court. Prior to those appointments, he served as a municipal prosecutor in Leonia and then in Bogota. He also volunteered as a youth sports coach in Washington Township.
“Being a judge is an honor and a privilege that I take very seriously,” said Judge Carroll. “I am humbled by the chief justice’s confidence in my work, and I am excited about serving the people of New Jersey in this new role.”