Joint Municipal Court Recommends the Appointment of the Honorable Jonathan H. Rosenbluth as Presiding Judge

Madison, NJ – September 28, 2020 – The Joint Municipal Court, serving the Borough of Madison, Borough of Chatham, Township of Chatham, Township of Harding and the Township of Morris, has announced the appointment of the Honorable Jonathan H. Rosenbluth as Presiding Judge.

After serving the Borough of Madison for 21 years, and being the sole Presiding Judge for the Joint Municipal Court, the Honorable Gary F. Troxell has announced his retirement at the end of this calendar year. “We thank Judge Troxell for his many years of service not only to the Joint Court, but to the Borough of Madison,” said Council President and Joint Court Committee Member Carmela Vitale. Besides hearing cases, Judge Troxell also held yearly mock court sessions with 2nd grade students from St. Vincent Martyr School and participated in the bi-yearly “Every 15 Minutes” program at Madison High School. 

In addition to the recommendation from the Joint Court Committee, Morris County Assignment Judge, Stuart A. Minkowitz, has issued an Administrative Order of Approval appointing Judge Rosenbluth as the Acting Judge, and state representatives, Senator Richard J. Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John F. McKeon have expressed their support of the appointment. Now awaiting gubernatorial appointment from Governor Murphy, the Joint Court Committee looks forward to swearing in Judge Rosenbluth in January of 2021. 

In addition to presiding over the Joint Municipal Court, Rosenbluth also serves as the Municipal Court Judge for South Orange, Union, Springfield, Passaic and Kenilworth for many years. “When looking for the new presiding judge, the Joint Court Committee was interested in finding a successor who had the same traits and qualifications as Judge Troxell,” said Council Member and Joint Court Committee Member Astri Baillie. “With his extensive background in other Municipal Courts, Judge Rosenbluth exemplifies all the traits that we were looking for, and we look forward to welcoming him to the Joint Court,” continued Baillie. 

Rosenbluth is a graduate of Rutgers University and earned his law degree from the University of Maryland.

“I wish Judge Troxell all the best on his well-deserved retirement,” said Mayor Robert H. Conley. “His professionalism in and out of the court room will be greatly missed, but I look forward to Judge Rosenbluth taking the bench in January. His years of experience will be beneficial for the Joint Court,” continued Conley.