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Fabiana Pierre-Louis, the First Black Woman to sit on the High Court in the Garden State

The New Jersey Supreme Court is the state's highest appellate court and is composed of a chief justice and six associate justices.

Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a partner at a private law firm, and former assistant U.S Attorney in New Jersey, has been confirmed to the New Jersey State Supreme Court, becoming the first Black woman to sit on the high court, and it’s youngest member.

In a career filled with milestones, Pierre-Louis now becomes the sole Black judge on the New Jersey high court with the potential to shape Court decisions for decades.

Her appointment, the latest in a career of upward advancements, is a testament to hard work, strategic planning and making the most of career resources.

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Early Career

- Graduated from Rutgers Camden Law School

- Served as a law clerk for New Jersey Supreme Court Justice John E. Wallace Jr.

- Served almost ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney

Major Milestones

- Served as the attorney-in-charge of the U.S. Attorney's Trenton and Camden branches

- Became a partner at the law firm of Montgomery McCracken

- On June 5, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his intention to nominate Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court

- On August 27, 2020, the Senate voted 39-0 to confirm her to the Court

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In conclusion,

Fabiana Pierre-Louis is not only living the American Dream, she’s protecting it.

“My experiences will certainly assist me in looking carefully and doing my due diligence with every case that comes before the court,” - Fabiana Pierre-Louis