Justice Lee Solomon


New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Wellness in the Law

Following his nomination by Gov. Chris Christie and confirmation by the Senate, Justice Solomon was sworn in as an associate justice on June 19, 2014.

Justice Solomon was born on Aug. 17, 1954, in Philadelphia and attended public schools there. He received his bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College in 1975 and his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 1978.

He served on the Haddon Heights Borough Council, Camden County Board of Freeholders and five years in the New Jersey General Assembly.

Justice Solomon was first appointed to the bench in January 2006 by Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey. He served in the Camden Vicinage for two years in the family division, and then for two years in the criminal division.

In February 2010, Gov. Christie named Justice Solomon to his cabinet, as president of the Board of Public Utilities.

Justice Solomon left the bench to lead the BPU until December 2011, when he was nominated by Gov. Christie to return to the bench in Camden. He rejoined the court in the civil division.

In April 2013, Justice Solomon was named presiding judge of the criminal division, and in November 2013, he was named assignment judge, both by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.

Immediately prior to his appointment to the Judiciary, Justice Solomon served as deputy U.S. Attorney for the southern vicinages, District of New Jersey, a position to which he was appointed in 2002 by then-U.S. Attorney Chris Christie. He also served as Camden County prosecutor for five years and acting prosecutor for one year.

Justice Solomon is married and has three children.