Morris County, New Jersey

Morris County is located in northern New Jersey. With a population of nearly half-million, it is the seventh largest county in New Jersey and, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, it is the ninth wealthiest county in the United States and the highest ranked in New Jersey.

Morris County's roots stretch back to the Revolutionary War when it was known as "The Military Capital of the American Revolution." It was created on March 15, 1738 and is named after Colonel Lewis Morris, who was then the Governor of the Province of New Jersey. It is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholders are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis.

Morris County is rich in history with many notable landmarks, including George Washington's encampment at the Morristown National Historic Park (The Ford Mansion, Jockey Hallow, New Jersey Brigade/Cross Estate Gardens, and Fort Nonesense), Cooper Mill, and the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum. Benedict Arnold was court-martialed at Dickerson's Tavern on Spring Street in Morristown on charges relating to profiteering from military supplies.

Morris County College is located in Randolph and a County Vocational Technical School is in Denville.

The Superior Court of New Jersey in Morristown handles a wide array of matters, including civil, criminal, family, probate, tax, landlord-tenant, and small claims matters. Our attorneys routinely represent individuals and business entities in Superior Court.

The historic Morris County Courthouse was built in 1827 and is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. Some of the famous cases that have been heard include the Antoine LeBlac trial, Jeanette Lawrence trial, the Leroi Jones Trial, and the Karen Ann Quinlan case.

The large county court services 39 municipalities, including Boonton Township, Boonton, Butler, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Chester Township, Chester Borough, Township of Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Florham Park, Harding, Hanover, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Long Hill Township, Madison Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill, Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown, Mount Arlington, Mount Olive, Mountain Lakes, Netcong, Parsippany, Pequannock, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway Boro, Rockaway Township, Roxbury, Victory Gardens, Washington Township, and Wharton. Generally each municipality has its own municipal court that handles primarily traffic violations, domestic violence, zoning and city code violations, and criminal misdemeanors, which can include for example matters related to simple assault and some theft violations. Our attorneys have routinely represented individuals in these municipal courts.

Many governmental and administrative agencies are located in Morris County, such as the board of taxation, municipal utilities authority, county planning board, the construction board of appeals and the workforce investment board.

Our attorneys have represented individuals and business entities in and around Morris County in a wide array of matters, such as employment and commercial disputes. The law offices of McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC are located just a short driving distance from Morris County. Call us or e-mail for more information.

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