Judge Paul J. Vichness was appointed to the Superior Court in 1995. He served in all of the divisions of the Superior Court. For the last six years of his tenure he served in the civil division where he was the Business Court Judge presiding over commercial and complex matters, some of which resulted in judgements in excess of 18 million dollars. He was also able to resolve multiple class action law suits. As the Conflict Judge in General Equity, he has been the trial Judge and resolved numerous Chancery matters.
Prior to becoming a Judge he served a Clerkship with the Honorable William Camerata followed by two years with the office of the Public Defenders in Essex County. In the 27 years of private practice his concentration was on the formation, running and termination of business entities. He was also involved in corporate and commercial litigation and real estate matters.
Judge Vicnness received a BA degree from Hobart College, Geneva, New York and a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall Law School, Newark New Jersey. While in law school, he was a winner of the Appellate Moot Court Competition and a member of the first editorial board of the Seton Hall Law Review.
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