Hon. Rosemarie R. Williams

Rosemarie Ruggiero Williams J.S.C. (Ret)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 09019


Areas Of Practice

Child Custody
Child Support Modification
Divorce Modification and Enforcement
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Professional Liability


Judge Williams served as a Superior Court Judge for 14 years. The majority of her time was spent managing and resolving civil matters thru trial and settlement. Because of her background in Environmental law she was designated the Environmental Judge for vicinage 13. During her last years on the bench she was the Presiding Chancery Judge for the tri-county vicinage.This expanded her legal repertoire to include resolution of equitable matters such as shareholder disputes, business dissolutions, labor related disputes and probate matters. She decided and issued opinions on significant cases in the area of land use deciding difficult topics such as easement by prescription.

Prior to going on the bench she handled both plaintiffs and defendants cases for the State of New Jersey dealing with tort, medical malpractice, employment, civil rights, construction and environmental cases (including Spill Fund and environmental defense). She was ultimately promoted to section Chief of the Tort Section where she supervised other attorneys advising them on trial strategy and evaluated cases for settlement, including outside counsel for the University of Medicine and Dentistry. In addition she continued to litigate her own cases.

Since retiring, in addition to her full time dispute resolution practice she has continued to teach continuing legal education for bar associations and Gann Law Books on topics such as Construction Litigation, Damages and Dispute Resolution. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University, teaching Persuasion and Advocacy, Deposition techniques and all forms of Dispute Resolution.

She is an approved Superior Court arbitrator and mediator; approved Mediator for NJ Attorney General’s cases and an approved mediator for cases in the Federal Court for the District of New Jersey. Judge Williams is honored to have been recently elected by her peers as a Fellow of the American Bar Association.

Since 2007, Judge Williams Williams offers services in Conflict Management including, mediation, arbitration (including UM and UIM), Special Master and Discovery Master and litigation consultation and support.

Mediation: One of several Conflict Management techniques that spans many cultures and thousands of years, Mediation has gained popularity in recent years as an efficient, yet thoughtful, method of resolving disputes outside of the courtroom setting. Parties can actively participate in the resolution of their problems, allowing them to explore settlement alternatives with the assistance of the Mediator acting as a neutral outside of the courtroom setting. All discussions are privileged and confidential. Judge Williams has a high success rate in resolving all types of litigation through the mediation process.

Arbitration: A knowledgeable third party is empowered to make a decision for the disputing parties. The parties can negotiate in advance of entering the arbitration which issues will be resolved by the arbitrator. Having a former judge review the sub- missions, listen to testimony and decide the issues, often serves as an economical alter- native to the formal litigation process. Judge Williams is approved by numerous carriers and is available to serve as a neutral in UM/UIM arbitrations.

Special Master and Discovery Master: Often, complex litigation requires the assistance of an experienced attorney or former judge to make decisions and guide the case through the litigation process in an expedient and orderly fashion. Decisions can be made by the Special Master who can devote substantial time and attention to the issues raised by the parties and then advise the court and parties as to those decisions. Judge Williams has successfully managed cases assigned by judges to conclusion.

Litigation and Litigation consultation: A unique feature of Judge Williams’s law firm is that it offers litigation services in the form of advice to attorneys in preparation for trial and assistance in preparing briefs at the trial and appellate levels. In addition, Judge Williams can perform mock trials and/ or hearings on significant matters including oral arguments. She is also available to handle select litigation matters including court appearances.

office:   (732) 246 8118
mobile: (609) 865 5565
fax:      (609) 466 7890
email: [email protected]


200 Centennial Avenue, Suite 200
Piscataway, NJ 08854