Lori Grifa was nominated to a judgeship of the Superior Court of New Jersey by Governor Phil Murphy last December. Following her confirmation by the New Jersey Senate, she took the bench on February 15. She presides in Essex County and sits in Newark, NJ. She was a partner from 2015-2022 at Archer & Greiner PC, handling litigation matters and providing government affairs advice. The judicial appointment is Grifa’s third tour of duty in NJ government. Previously, she served as executive assistant attorney general to the attorney general and chief of staff, and later ran the state’s Department of Community Affairs.