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8th Fl., P.O. Box 116,
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-8141 /
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  • Daniel Vannella
    , Deputy Attorney General
  • Kathleen J. O'Brien
    Assistant Chief, Deputy Attorney General
  • Stephen McEvily
    Assistant Chief, Deputy Attorney General
  • Randall Weaver
    Assistant Chief, Deputy Attorney General
  • Maurice Jefferson
    Deputy Attorney General

The Tort Litigation & Judiciary Section is responsible for defending all personal injury litigation filed against the State of New Jersey, its officials and employees. In addition to the principal departments of the State and numerous agencies and commissions, the section defends NJ Transit, various State colleges and UMDNJ. The section's Worker's Compensation unit provides representation in thousands of workers' compensation claims brought by State employees alleging accidental injury or occupational disease arising out of their employment. With respect to NJ Transit, the section also defends claims brought by NJ Transit's rail employees under the Federal Employee Labor Act. The Section also provides legal representation to the Judiciary and County prosecutors in federal and State trial court and administrative litigation. The matters handled include employment litigation and civil rights claims.



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