“Mr. Rohde has the unique qualifications of not only being an excellent lawyer who knows estate and elder law, but he is a CPA as well.”
Judge Rohde provides litigation support and general counsel particularly with regard to estate and family matters.
He was appointed to the Superior Court of New Jersey by Governor Christine Todd Whitman in 1999. He was initially assigned to the Civil Division as the Supervising Judge of Special Civil Part until September, 2003. At that time, he was assigned to the Criminal Division where he was the designated Drug Court judge and also handled pre-indictment processing until September, 2007. Thereafter, he served in the Family Division of the Superior Court until his retirement in June, 2014.
Judge Rohde previously served on the Supreme Court Committee on Special Civil Part Practice from September 1, 2000 through August 31, 2002 and on the Model Criminal Jury Charge Committee from September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2005.
Judge Rohde graduated cum laude from the evening division of Seton Hall Law School in 1981 where he served a judicial internship with the Honorable John J. Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals (3rd Circuit). He served as an assistant prosecutor with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office under Joseph A. Falcone from 1982 through 1986. In 1988 he founded his own law firm. He was certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Trial Attorney Certification as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney in 1990 and was again re-certified in 1997. He has served as a Contract Mediator and Contract Arbitrator in Passaic County. A resident of Clifton, he previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Clifton and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Center. He was elected to the Clifton City Council and served from July 1, 1994 until June 30, 1998. He and his wife, Barbara, continue to reside in Clifton. They have three children and five grandchildren.