Hon. Robert Longhi, a retired, former Superior Court of New Jersey Assignment Judge, Middlesex County, offers a multitude of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) services for parties interested in achieving a settlement outside the courtroom. He also serves as a Special Discovery Master in complex litigation matters.
Judge Longhi’s experience includes three decades as a probate judge, managing mass torts, complex litigation and insurance coverage matters. He has performed pioneering work in ADR (including thousands of cases brought by women against A. H. Robbins involving intrauterine devices). He was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to case-manage all fire-retardant plywood cases in New Jersey, as well as the underlying insurance coverage issues. He is qualified as a Certified Mediator by the National Judicial College.
Judge Longhi served the citizens of New Jersey with distinction for 34 years. He was a member of the Conference of Assignment Judges from 1994 to 2007, serving as chair during the 2001-2002 term, and was also a member of the New Jersey Judicial Council from 1996 to 2007. During his judicial career, Judge Longhi was appointed to a number of Supreme Court committees, including the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complimentary Dispute Resolution, and the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee of Probate Judges.
Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1973, Judge Longhi was in private practice with the law firms of Strong & Strong, and Strong, Strong, Gavarny & Longhi . He served as Secretary of the District VIII (Middlesex County) Ethics Committee, Municipal Prosecutor in South River, and Planning Board and Board of Adjustment attorney in South Brunswick. He was also a member of the Middlesex County Board of Elections. Before going into practice, he served in the United States Army from 1962-1964.
American Bar Association (Elected a Fellow in 1998)
Middlesex Bar Association
New Brunswick Bar Association
Member of Conference of Assignment Judges, 1994-2007 (Chair 2001-2002)
Member of New Jersey Judicial Council, 1996-2007
Judge Longhi’s published cases includes the following:
State of New Jersey, 1962
State of New York, 1961
Syracuse University, College of Law, LLB, 1961
University of Vermont, B.A., 1958