Governor Phil Murphy

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Retirement of Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia from the New Jersey Supreme Court


“For the past 21 years, Justice LaVecchia has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court with independence and integrity, becoming the longest-serving female Justice in state history. Justice LaVecchia approached the job with fidelity to the law and our Constitution, authoring a number of notable opinions on issues as varied as school funding and the right to privacy.

“Named to New Jersey’s highest court by Governor Christie Whitman, Justice LaVecchia’s two-decade tenure on the Supreme Court continued a distinguished career in public service, including terms as Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance, Director of the Division of Law at the Department of Law and Public Safety, Director and Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Law, and Deputy Chief Counsel to Governor Tom Kean.

“I wish Justice LaVecchia all the best in her next life chapters and thank her for nearly four decades of service to the people of New Jersey. Her legacy will influence our legal system for generations to come.”