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Hon. Stanley R. Chesler

Hon. Stanley R. Chesler

United States District Court, District of New Jersey
District Judge
Newark, NJ, USA

Judge Chesler has served in the federal judiciary of the United States since 1987. He was appointed as a United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey in 2002. Prior to being appointed as a District Judge, he served as a United States Magistrate Judge for more than fifteen years.

Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Chesler served as a federal prosecutor and a state prosecutor. Between 1980 and 1987, he served as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He was the Deputy Chief of the Newark Organized Crime Strike Force between 1984 and 1986. As a federal prosecutor, Judge Chesler specialized in the investigation and prosecution of complex labor racketeering cases. In 1984, he received U.S. Department of Justice Special Commendation and Special Achievement awards for the prosecution of United States v. Salvatore Provenzano. Judge Chesler was an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx County (New York) District Attorney's Office from 1974 to 1980. As a state prosecutor, he acted at various times as the Chief of the office's Investigations Bureau and the Chief of its Narcotics/Rackets Bureau.

Judge Chesler attended St. John's University School of Law on a Dean's Scholarship. He attended law school at night, while working his way through school as a New York City teacher and as a law clerk for the Bronx District Attorney's Office. He received his juris doctor degree from St. John's University Magna Cum Laude and was ranked first in his graduating class.


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