Marie L. Garibaldi, American judge, Died at 81


Marie Louise Garibaldi was born on November 26, 1934, and died on January 15, 2016.

She was an American judge.

She was an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Marie was appointed by Governor Thomas Kean in 1982, Garibaldi became the first woman to serve on New Jersey’s highest court.

Marie L. Garibaldi retired in 2000.

She lived in Weehawken, New Jersey.

A 1956 graduate of Connecticut College, she received her LL.B. from Columbia University in 1959 and her LL.M. in tax law from New York University in 1963.

Garibaldi became a member of the New York bar in 1960 and of the New Jersey bar in 1966.

Marie was also admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia.

During the 1968 and 1969, she chaired the Weehawken Charter Commission.

She was a judge of that town’s municipal court from 1973 to 1975.

While she served at the Supreme Court, he was a partner in the law firm of Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti.

She was the first woman on the Supreme Court, she also was the first woman to serve as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Marie L. Garibaldi authored more than 225 opinions while on the Supreme Court and was known for her advocacy of complementary dispute resolution.

Marie chaired the Supreme Court’s committee on that issue, and in 1998, the American Inns of Court Foundation established the Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Garibaldi also served as a director of the State Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., and the Washington Savings Bank.

Garibaldi also has been a trustee of St. Peter’s College.

In 2010, Marie L. Garibaldi was one of eight retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justices who issued a joint statement asking Governor Chris Christie to reconsider his decision not to re-appoint then-Justice John Wallace.

Marie L. Garibaldi passed away at 81 yrs old.