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1/15/2010 - Mayor Selects Two Long-Time Hamilton Legal Professionals For Municipal Judgeships

Mayor Selects Two Long-Time Hamilton Legal Professionals For Municipal Judgeships


With the elevation of former Municipal Presiding Judge Anthony Massi to the New Jersey State Superior Court, Hamilton Mayor John Bencivengo has selected two, long-time Hamilton legal professionals to assume the positions of Municipal Judge.


Mayor Bencivengo has selected R. Douglas Hoffman, who is currently a Municipal Court Judge in Hamilton, to assume the position of Presiding Municipal Magistrate, vacated by Judge Massi.  Judge Hoffman is a Hamilton resident who has served as a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey for over 37 years.  For over 23 years, Hoffman’s law practice has been located in Hamilton Township.  Hoffman’s legal experience also includes over two decades of service as the Board and the Associate Counsel of the Mercer County Board of Social Services.  He has also previously served as Hamilton Township’s Public Defender for 9 years.


To fill the position of Municipal Magistrate, open by Judge Hoffman’s promotion to Presiding Magistrate, Mayor John Bencivengo has selected Hamilton resident Kenneth W. Lozier, Esq.  Lozier has served as a licensed attorney in Mercer County since 1992 and has conducted judicial clerkships with the Mercer County Superior Court, under retired Justice Paul T. Koenig, Jr., and Justice Thomas P. Kelly.  He has also served as a municipal prosecutor in Princeton Borough, Princeton Township, West Windsor, and Robbinsville.  Prior to his career in law, Lozier served in the field of law enforcement   as a Police Officer with the Princeton Borough Police Department.


“I am very pleased to nominate these two, highly qualified and experienced individuals to the bench.  Judge Hoffman and Mr. Lozier have excellent credentials and highly-regarded reputations.  They are Hamilton residents who care deeply about our community and I am confident that they will carry out their judicial duties with distinction.  The people of Hamilton Township will be well served by these two, fine individuals,” says Mayor Bencivengo.