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Hon. Richard C. Camp (Ret.)

Phone: 973-403-9000

Fax: 973-403-9021


Summary of Practice

On April 1, 2008, Judge Richard C. Camp joined our firm, Of Counsel.  Judge Richard C. Camp has had an illustrious and distinguished career.  After receiving his Liberal Arts degree from Colgate University, he attended Seton Hall Law School, where he obtained his J.D. in 1968.  Upon his graduation, he worked as a Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Department of Labor and Industry.  Thereafter, he worked in private practice for twenty years, specializing in Family and Civil Litigation as well as commercial zoning (having represented RICOH Company, Shoprite and Deluxe Check Printers, among others).  He also served as a Municipal Court Prosecutor for the township of Verona.  In 1992, he was sworn in as an Essex County Superior Court Judge.  While he served in the Criminal Division most of his time was devoted to the Family Division.  In addition, he was the disqualifying judge for Chancery and frequently handled both Chancery and Civil settlements.

Judge Camp has always been highly involved with the Bench and Bar, having worked closely with the Administrative Office of the Courts on the Judicial Committees on Salary and Pensions and the Judicial Code of Conduct.  Additionally, he has lectured extensively at the Northern New Jersey Inns of Court and at his alma mater, Seton Hall Law School.  Judge has also spoken on numerous panels for State and County Bar Seminars, as well as Family Law Retreats. He was elected a Fellow of The American Bar Association and was recently selected as one of the 36 New Jersey Members to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. 

2024 Best Lawyers of America Lawyer of the Year in Family Arbitration.

Judge Camp concentrates his practice in mediation and arbitration, complex case management, special master matters and settlement conferences in Family Chancery and Civil Law.

Areas of Practice

Mediation, Arbitration, Complex Case Management, Special Master Matters, Settlement Conferences in Family, Chancery and Civil Divisions

Professional Associations & Memberships

New Jersey State Bar Association, Member

Essex County Bar Association, Member

American Trial Lawyers Association, Member

American Judicature Society, Member

Family Law, Essex, Chair, 1988 – 1989

Verona Lions Club, Past President

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Member

New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, Charter Member

Past Employment Positions

Department of Labor and Industry and Civil Rights, Deputy Attorney General, 1968 – 1970

Township of Verona, Municipal Prosecutor, 1970 – 1992

Harris, Dickson, Buermann, Camp, Ashenfelter, Slous & Boyd, Partner, 1971 – 1992

Superior Court Judge – 1992 – 2008

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, 1968


Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey

J.D. – 1968

Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

B.A. – 1963

Classes & Seminars

Lecturer, Our Lady of the Lake Church