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Lee A. Solomon
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Court Information:
New Jersey Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $185,000
Active:   2014-2021
Past position:   Judge, Vicinage 4 Superior Court
Past term:   2006-2010; 2011-2014
Past position 2:   President, Board of Utilities
Past term 2:   2010-2011
Personal History
Born:   1954
Undergraduate:   Muhlenberg College, 1975
Law School:   Delaware Law School of Widener College, 1978

Lee A. Solomon is a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was nominated by Governor Chris Christie on May 21, 2014 and confirmed by the state Senate the following June 19. His initial, seven-year term will expire in 2021.[1]

The decision to nominate Solomon to the supreme court came after a long battle between Christie, a Republican, and Democratic members of the state Senate over court appointments. Christie previously nominated Solomon to the high court in 2011, but the nomination was rejected. In 2014, a compromise was reached in which Solomon's high court nomination would accompany the renomination of Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, who was at odds with Christie regarding decisions on state housing, school funding and same-sex marriages. While announcing the compromise, Christie stated, "We have had a really vigorous and at times heated discussion about nominations to the Supreme Court over the last four years."[1] Democratic Senator Stephen Sweeney noted, "We couldn't have come up with a better deal."[2]


Solomon received his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College in 1975 and his J.D. from Delaware Law School of Widener College in 1978.[3][4]


  • 2002-2006: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Camden and Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1997-2002: Prosecutor, Camden County
  • 1991-1995: New Jersey State Assemblyman[3][5][6][7]

New Jersey Public Utilities Board (2010-2011)

Solomon served as President of the New Jersey Public Utilities Board from 2010 to 2011.[4] He was appointed to this position by Gov. Chris Christie (R) on February 23, 2010.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Jersey Public Utilities Board
Succeeded by
Robert Hanna