The New Jersey Supreme Court is poised to have its first black female justice

June 5, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Andrew Seidman

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that he would nominate Cherry Hill lawyer Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the state Supreme Court, where she would be the first black female justice.

Pierre-Louis, 39, is a partner with the law firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, and a former federal prosecutor. She served nine years as an assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey, and held leadership roles as attorney-in-charge of the Trenton and Camden offices. Pierre-Louis was the first woman of color to hold those positions.


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