GEORGE L. SELTZER, J.A.D. (Ret.) is a graduate of Kenyon College (Ohio) and Rutgers School of law (Camden). After he was graduated from Rutgers he served a judicial clerkship with New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Vincent Haneman (1967-68). He then practiced briefly in Essex County with a firm specializing in patent and anti-trust litigation before returning to Atlantic County. He established a general practice with a focus on commercial transactions, estates and related litigation together with some personal injury trial work.
In 1988 he was appointed to the Superior Court bench where he served for five years in the Family Part (assuming as well the administrative duties of Presiding Judge), five years in the Civil Division, and five years as Presiding Judge of the General Equity and Probate parts. In the last assignment he was charged with resolving complex financial disputes of the type in which the firm of Ford, Flower, Hasbrouck & Loefflad specializes.
He completed his judicial service with two years on the Appellate Division. Judge Seltzer was ranked as one of the top ten judges in the State by the New Jersey Law Journal survey in 1999 (4th) and 2005 (6th).
He has published numerous opinions among which are:
Forrestal v. Forrestall, 389 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2006);
Aarvig v. Aarvig, 248 N.J. Super. 181 (Ch. Div. 1991);
Estate of Hainthaler v. Zurich Commercial Ins., 387 N.J. Super. 318 (App. Div. 2007);
Collins v. New Penn Motor Express, Inc., 384 N.J. Super. 439 (App. Div. 2006); (Probate)
In re Estate of Schifftner, 385 N.J. Super. 37 (App. Div. 2006);
PNC Bank v. Axelsson, 373 N.J. Super. 186 (Ch. Div. 2004);
Delaware River and Bay Authority v. York Hunter Const. Inc., 344 N.J. Super. 361 (Ch. Div. 2001).
Judge Seltzer conducts a mediation and arbitration service and acts as counsel to the firm where he is available for consultation with clients and the firm attorneys.
Judge Seltzer lives in Margate with his wife Joan, all of
his children having moved on to careers of their own.
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