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Acting Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer.

James Pfeiffer appointed acting Warren County prosecutor

Prosecutor Richard Burke headed to AG’s office

By Nikita Biryukov, October 21 2019 1:54 pm

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Former Superior Court Judge James Pfeiffer was appointed to be acting Warren County prosecutor Monday.

“Jim Pfeiffer has deep roots in Warren County, where he grew up and where he has had a very distinguished legal career. His three decades in private practice have included extensive work as both a criminal defense attorney and a municipal prosecutor, and he previously served as a judge in New Jersey Superior Court,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. “With his vast legal knowledge and experience, as well as his commitment to the county, Jim Pfeiffer will be an outstanding leader for the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.”

Pfeiffer, who was a Superior Court judge in Vicinage 13, which covers Warren, Hunterdon, and Somerset Counties, from 2005 through 2007, replaces outgoing prosecutor Richard Burke, who has held the post since March 30, 2012.

Burke is leaving his post to become and assistant attorney general within the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability

Pfeiffer, who was municipal prosecutor for Greenwich, Phillipsburg, Allamuchy, Knowlton, Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, and Franklin, will take his new post on Nov. 1.

“James Pfeiffer is a talented and dedicated attorney who is committed to working for the people of Warren County,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “I am confident that Acting Prosecutor Pfeiffer will play an important role in working toward a criminal justice system that treats everyone fairly and impartially.”

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