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Brick’s Municipal Court Judge Reappointed for New Term

Gavel (Credit: Brian Turner/Flickr)

Gavel (Credit: Brian Turner/Flickr)

Brick Township’s municipal court judge has been reappointed for a third term on the bench.

Judge Joseph Grisanti was reappointed by Mayor John Ducey, with the matter being considered by the township council Tuesday night. Under Brick’s form of government, the mayor is tasked with appointing the municipal court judge, but must obtain advice and consent from the governing body. Grisanti’s reappointment passed unanimously.

Grisanti’s new term runs for three years, from Aug. 22, 2022 through Aug. 21, 2025.

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Municipal court judges are considered employees of the township and are paid a salary of $135,928 per year, which is set by ordinance. Prior to first being appointed to the judgeship in 2016, Grisanti worked as an attorney in private practice and as a municipal prosecutor in several local courts. He also served as a member of the state’s Attorney Ethics Committee, which reviews legal ethics questions.

Grisanti is also a former FBI agent and served in the United States Navy.

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