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Hon. Susan D. Wigenton

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


Susan D. Wigenton serves as a United States District Judge, for the District of New Jersey, where she sits in Newark, New Jersey, hearing civil and criminal matters.  She previously served as a United States Magistrate Judge from 1997 until her appointment in 2006.

Judge Wigenton was a trial attorney engaged in private practice in her own firm, until she was appointed to the Bench.  Prior to that time, she practiced with the law firm of Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C., Middletown, New Jersey, where she was a Partner/Shareholder.  She also served as the Public Defender for the City of Asbury Park, from 1989 until 1993, and graded bar exams for the State of New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners for more than eight (8) years.  From 1987 through 1988, Judge Wigenton served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Lawrence M. Lawson, who currently serves as the Assignment Judge for the Monmouth County Superior Court.

Judge Wigenton holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence Degree from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia.

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