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  Deborah R. Edwards, Executive Assistant Attorney General Biography
Deborah R. Edwards

Executive Assistant Attorney General
Deborah Edwards began her career with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office in 1988 as a Deputy Attorney General. Ms. Edwards served for ten years in that role representing numerous clients, including the Board of Public Utilities, the Division on Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Transit and the Division of Youth and Family Services. She was appointed Assistant Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights in 1998, where she led the agency’s outreach and education efforts. Thereafter, she served as the Director of the Attorney General’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, and as Chief of Staff of the Division of Criminal Justice.

In 2005, Ms. Edwards ventured to the judicial branch, serving as a Court Executive in the Burlington Vicinage. Her role with the courts included leading the vicinage’s equal employment opportunity efforts and engaging in community outreach and programming. In 2009, Ms. Edwards returned to the Attorney General’s Office in the role of Chief of the Division of Law’s Employment Counseling Section. That position involved providing employment advice and counsel to state agencies on discrimination, disability, disciplinary and other employment-related issues.

In 2010, Ms. Edwards was named Chief of Staff of the Office of the Attorney General and, in 2012, she became Counsel to the Attorney General. In 2015, she was appointed Executive Assistant Attorney General.

In her current role, Ms. Edwards serves as a member of the Attorney General’s Senior Executive team, and works diligently to ensure that the Department of Law and Public Safety meets its mission to protect the safety, security, and quality of life of the people of New Jersey.

Executive Assistant Attorney General Edwards received her undergraduate degree in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree in 1988 from Villanova University School of Law.

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