Attorney James P. Hoebich has been appointed to serve as Presiding Municipal Court Judge for the City of New Brunswick.
Hoebich, a practicing Middlesex County lawyer since 1996, specializing in municipal law, has also served as a municipal court judge in three Middlesex County municipalities.
He is a former law partner in the New Brunswick firm Cahill, Branciforte & Hoebich, Esqs.
Hoebich received his Juris Doctorate from Saint John’s University School of Law in New York and his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
He is a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors, Land Use Section for the N.J. State Bar Association, and a member of the Middlesex County Municipal Court Judges Association.
He was a member of Cahill, Branciforte & Hoebich since 1996, leaving the firm in 2014 to establish his own practice.
Hoebich replaces former presiding judge E. Ronald Wright, who retired on Dec. 31, 2013.
“Having closely worked with Judge Hoebich, I have come to know him as honest, bright, articulate, just and fair,” said Mayor Jim Cahill. “Coupled with his experience as a municipal court judge, he is eminently qualified.”
Hoebich’s three-year term begins on Sept. 1, for which he will be paid a $75,000 salary.