Linda R. Feinberg
Judge Feinberg retired from the bench on March 12, 2012 having served with distinction. She leaves behind a legacy of fairness and professionalism in a judicial career that spans two decades.
Since July 1997, Judge Feinberg has served as the Assignment Judge of the Mercer Vicinage, the top administrative position within the Vicinage. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, which included budget, personnel and facility matters, Judge Feinberg handled prerogative writs, complex civil litigation and government related litigation. Judge Feinberg also served as the Supervising Judge of the State Grand Jury, Chair of the Conference of Wiretap Judges and Chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. Judge Feinberg has served as a member on the Commission on Professionalism and, since 2010 has served as its Chair.
In 1992, Judge Feinberg was appointed by the Governor to serve as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey. After one year serving in the Family Part, Judge Feinberg became the Presiding Judge of the Family Part. While serving in the Family Part, Judge Feinberg presided over matrimonial, domestic violence, children in court and other related family matters.
In January 1988, while serving as the Judge of three municipal courts, Judge Feinberg also became the Presiding Judge of all of the municipal courts in Mercer County. During her tenure as Presiding Judge, she developed and implemented an extensive community dispute resolution program that became a model for other municipalities.
In 1985 she was appointed Judge of the Lawrence Township Municipal Court. Over the next few years she was appointed as the Judge of the Hopewell Township Municipal Court and the Judge of the West Windsor Township Municipal Court.
Before joining the bench, Judge Feinberg served as a Labor Lawyer with the Department of the Army, an Assistant County Prosecutor in Mercer County, Assistant County Counsel in Mercer County, a tenured faculty member in the Department of Law and Justice at the College of New Jersey, and maintained a private practice.
Since 1985, Judge Feinberg has been actively involved in the formulation of mediation practices in New Jersey. In her position at SzafermanLakind, she is available to provide mediation services, consultation and advice in land use and redevelopment matters, government related applications and issues, complex civil litigation and family matters.
Judge Feinberg and her husband of 38 years are the proud parents of three sons, Adam, Matthew and Ben. Judge Feinberg is an avid reader and enjoys macro photography, hiking, biking and kayaking. She is actively involved in animal rescue and has five adopted dogs.
Medal of Honor – New Jersey State Bar Association, 2018
Arthur T. Vanderbilt Award for Excellence in Judicial Administration – New Jersey State Bar Association, 2013
Michael Nizolek Award – Mercer County Bar Association, 2013
ADR Practitioner of the Year – New Jersey State Bar Association, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, 2012
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators – Executive Vice President, 2016
Approved Court Annexed Mediator – New Jersey
Approved District of New Jersey Panel of Mediators
Certified Neutral/Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association