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Click to Enlarge AG Photo James R. Zazzali
Attorney General
1981-1982
     
  James R. Zazzali was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 17, 1937. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School and graduated from Georgetown College in 1958 and Georgetown Law Center in 1962. He served his clerkship with the Honorable Lawrence A. Whipple. After graduation, he was admitted into the Bars of New Jersey, New York, and District of Columbia.  
  Zazzali served as Chief of the Appeals Division in the Office of the Essex County Prosecutor. He served as general counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. He served as Chairman of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, Vice-Chairman of the Disciplinary Review Board, and served as state Attorney General. At the request of the State Department, he served on United States delegations to various United Nations conferences. He was engaged in the practice of law in the firm Zazzali, Fagella & Nowak, which was founded by his late father and his brother.
 
  Zazzali became a Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court in June 2000. He had been nominated to the position by Governor Christie Todd Whitman.  
 
 
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