LSNJ Board of Trustees


James R. Zazzali, Esq.

Zazzali, Fagella, Nowak, Kleinbaum & Friedman

James Zazzali served as New Jersey’s Attorney General and as an Associate Justice and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court before returning to private practice. Since then, he has been appointed by the state and federal governments, federal and state courts, and litigants as a monitor, receiver, independent counsel, independent investigator, discovery master, and bankruptcy trustee for various institutions and organizations in both the private and public sectors.

He has served as general counsel for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority; chairman of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation (SCI); chief of the Appeals Division of the Office of the Essex County Prosecutor; and vice chair of both the State’s Disciplinary Review Board (attorney ethics) and the Judicial Review Board. The State Department has designated him as a member of United States delegations to various United Nations Conferences in Geneva and Paris. He has also received the NJBIZ ICON Award (2018), the New Jersey Law Journal “Lifetime Achievement Award” (2015), the NJSBA Sidney H. Lehman Award (2014), and the ACLU Roger N. Baldwin Award (2013).

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