Alfred M. Wolin

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Alfred M. Wolin (born 1932) is a former United States federal judge.

Born in Orange, New Jersey, Wolin received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1954 and was in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1959, and was in private practice in Elizabeth, New Jersey from 1960 to 1980. From 1965 to 1974, he was a chief staff attorney of the Union County Legal Aid Society, and an attorney for the Roselle Board of Adjustment. He was a special assistant prosecutor for Union County, New Jersey in 1970, and was a legislative aide to U.S. Rep. Matthew Rinaldo from 1970 to 1972. He was a Congressional field representative, New Jersey 12th Congressional District from 1972 to 1979. He was a Municipal prosecutor for the Town of Westfield, New Jersey from 1973 to 1974. He was a judge on the Union County District Court from 1980 to 1985, then on the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1980 to 1987, on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court from 1980 to 1982, the Civil Part from 1982 to 1983, and finally as presiding judge of the Criminal Part from 1983 to 1987.

On September 14, 1987, Wolin was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Robert E. Cowen. Wolin was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 1987, and received his commission the following day. He assumed senior status on September 18, 2000, serving in that capacity until his retirement on June 30, 2004.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Cowen
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Dennis M. Cavanaugh