There are multiple courthouses located in Essex County.  The family division is located in the Robert N. Wilentz Complex.

Address and Phone Number for Essex County Courthouse:

Robert N. Wilentz Complex
212 Washington Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102


Driving Directions to Essex County Courthouse:

Parking at Essex County Courthouse:

The courthouse does not have its own parking lot.  There are paid public parking lots close to the courthouse on Washington Street and on nearby side streets.  

Family Court Judges:

The following judges are currently assigned to the family court in Essex County.  However, it is common for judges’ assignments and locations to change.  Please speak with your attorney to find out which judge is currently assigned to your case.

Judge David B. Katz, Presiding Judge

Judge Lisa M. Adubato

Judge Mark S. Ali

Judge Stephen J. Bernstein

Judge Thomas Callahan

Judge Linda Cavanaugh

Judge Wayne J. Forrest

Judge Harold W. Fullilove, Jr.

Judge Nora J. Grimbergen

Judge Craig R. Harris

Judge Neil N. Jasey

Judge James L. Jukes

Judge Imre Karaszegi, Jr.

Judge James R. Paganelli

Judge Stephen L. Petrillo

Judge Nancy Sivilli

Judge Marcella Matos Wilson

Judge Carolyn E. Wright

Link to Essex County Courthouse Page on New Jersey Judiciary Website:

Towns/Cities/Municipalities included in Essex County: