THOMAS H. DILTS
Served as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1991 to 2011, sitting in the Family Division the entire 20 year term. During his service as a Superior Court Judge, Tom handled all family matters including divorce, custody, non-dissolution, domestic violence, juvenile and child abuse cases. He served as Presiding Judge of the Family Division in Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren Vicinage for 7 years. Other positions held while a judge include: Chair of the Conference of Chairs of Vicinage Minority Concerns; Chair of the State Domestic Violence Working Group, Co-Chair of the Joint Task Force on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse; Lead Advisory Judge on the N.J. Domestic Violence Technical Assistance Team; Co-Chair of the Somerset County Youth Services Commission; Lecturer at Judicial College on Recent Developments in Family Law, 1998-2010 and "How to Handle the High Conflict Custody/Divorce Case"; author "Summary of New Jersey Court Cases Involving Domestic VIolence" and numerous published decisions in family and civil cases.
Before becoming a Superior Court judge, Tom was in private practice from 1972 - 1991. His practice was general in nature and included municipal law, land use, corporate and business law, wills and estates, and real estate.
Tom is a graduate of Gettysburg College (1969) and Georgetown University Law Center (1972).
Tom, in 2010, completed the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Training Institute, and in 2011 he completed the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators' 40 hour Divorce Mediation Training Program. He is a member of the Somerset County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.