On September 14, 2022, Douglas M. Fasciale was nominated to the New Jersey Supreme Court. Since September 1, Judge Fasciale has temporarily filled one of the vacancies on the Supreme Court at the assignment of Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. If confirmed, he will sit on the court permanently.
Douglas M. Fasciale has served for nearly 18 years as a Superior Court Judge. He was appointed to the bench by Governor James E. McGreevey and took the oath of office on November 5, 2004. He was first assigned to the Special Civil Part of the Superior Court, Union County. Thereafter, he served in the Family, Civil, and Criminal Parts of the Superior Court, including terms as Presiding Judge of both the Civil and Criminal Parts. Judge Fasciale was elevated to the Appellate Division by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner in 2010, and has served as a Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division since 2019. During his time in the Appellate Division, he has written 52 published opinions.
Judge Fasciale began his career as a law clerk to Superior Court Judge John E. Keefe. He worked in private practice for nearly two decades and was a certified civil trial attorney before his appointment to the bench. Judge Fasciale is a graduate of Seton Hall University and Seton Hall University School of Law, and is currently pursuing a Master of Judicial Studies degree that is offered by Duke University School of Law for active judges.