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Westfield Judge:

Marion S. Mogielnicki

Takes Oath as Town Judge

Marion S. Mogielnicki, a 13-year resident of Westfield and life-time resident of Union County, was recently appointed to a three-year term as Westfield Municipal Judge. She was sworn in by Union County Superior Court Judge Edward W. Beglin, Jr. last Friday.

Ms. Mogielnicki is a 1982 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, where she was awarded the Seton Hall University Centennial Scholarship and was elected Assistant Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. Following law school she served as law clerk to Judge Louis H. Miller, Jr., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division. Thereafter, she was associated with law firms in Linden and Westfield, where she worked as a general practitioner and commercial law litigator.

In 1989, Ms. Mogielnicki was the Democratic candidate for the Westfield Town Council from the Second Ward. In addition, she has been involved in the town community as a former member of the Westfield Rotary Club and the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce. In 1990, after serving on the Board of Directors for three years, Ms. Mogielnicki was elected President of the Union County chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. She has also been active in the Westfield-based support organization Women for Women, primarily by performing pro bono legal services for women in crisis.

As an attorney in private practice with offices located on Lenox Avenue in Westfield, Judge Mogielnicki has concentrated her practice in the area of family law, including the issues of divorce, child support, alimony, equitable distribution of property, visitation and custody. She also practices in the areas of real estate, estates and wills. Judge Mogielnicki is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, as well as the Union County Bar Association.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mogielnicki served as staff assistant to United States Senator Harrison A. Williams, Jr. in Washington, D.C. and from 1974 to 1977 worked as Special Assistant to former Governor Brendan T. Byrne, at the State House in Trenton.

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