Judge Paul T. Koenig, Retired
Mediation, Arbitration, ADR, and Consultative Attorney
101 Grovers Mill Road, Suite 200
Paul T. “Pete” Koenig Jr. joined Szaferman Lakind as Of Counsel in April, 2008, after his retirement as Presiding Judge Superior Court, Civil Division that year. In addition to his general litigation practice, Pete has established an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice for the firm. He also provides consultations on trial matters, tactics and strategies.
During his tenure as a Superior Court Judge, Pete held assignments in Family Court, as well as in the Criminal Division. Most of his career as a Superior Court Judge was spent in the Civil Division of the Court. He was appointed Presiding Judge Civil in 2005. Pete served as Mercer County Prosecutor during the Kean administration, and was appointed Mercer County Counsel by County Executive Bill Mathesius. His public service also includes acting as Hopewell’s Municipal Prosecutor, and as an Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor. Additionally, Pete was in private practice for over 10 years. In his ADR practice, Pete concentrates on the mediation and arbitration of cases involving complex commercial litigation, automobile negligence, personal injury, contracts, real estate, construction, insurance coverage, and employment law. Pete’s ADR clients have the benefit of his extensive trial experience as an attorney, prosecutor and Judge and his practical approach to resolving difficult cases prior to trial. Between graduation from Dartmouth College in June of 1964 and entering Rutgers Law School in September of 1968, Pete served in the United States Navy as an Officer on board the aircraft carrier USS America (CVA-66) in the Atlantic, Carribean and Mediterranean.
Areas of Practice:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Consultations on Trial Matters, Tactics & Strategies
Mediator, NJ AOC
New Jersey, 1971
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
Rutgers, School of Law – Newark, 1971
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
A.B., Bachelor of Arts
Past Employment Positions
State of New Jersey, Judge of New Jersey Superior Court, 1992 – 2008
Mercer County Prosecutor, 1986 – 1992
Township of Hopewell, NJ, Municipal Prosecutor, 1984 – 1986
Mercer County, NJ, Mercer County Counsel, 1980 – 1986
Solo Practitioner, 1978 – 1986
Township of Hopewell, NJ, Municipal Prosecutor, 1976 – 1980
Ruhlman & Butrym, Associate Attorney, 1974 – 1978
Mercer County Assistant Prosecutor, 1971 – 1974