Trenton, NJ - Robert DeGeorge, Esquire was sworn in today as deputy first assistant prosecutor, major crimes, for the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, Prosecutor Daniel G. Giaquinto announced.
Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa, a long-time friend of DeGeorge, performed the swearing in ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Mercer County Courthouse's ceremonial courtroom.
"Bob DeGeorge is an outstanding investigative and trial attorney with great managerial talents.
In his new role as deputy first assistant prosecutor, DeGeorge will be responsible for the Homicide, Child Abuse/Sexual Assault, Megan's Law, Economic Crime/Insurance Fraud, Arson and Bias Crimes units.
brings a wealth of experience to the prosecutor's office.
Over the last two decades, he has intermingled positions at the state Division of Criminal Justice with work in private practice.
Most recently, DeGeorge
was employed in private practice in Trenton, where his
focus was civil and criminal litigation involving personal injury, employment law and white-collar crime.
Some of his
major clients included the Claridge Casino Hotel and the State of New Jersey.
As deputy attorney general for the state, DeGeorge
was assigned to the Organized Crime and Special Prosecutions section from 1974-1978.
He was promoted to section chief in charge of the Drug Diversion Unit in 1978, and promoted again in 1979 to chief in charge of the Organized Crime and Special Prosecutions section.
DeGeorge left the state in 1981 to pursue interests in private practice.
During the next nine years, he
received an appointment as a special designated counsel to the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles
, began to concentrate his
practice in wrongful employment discharge and discrimination cases, and was hired to work on several independent counsel matters with Edwin H. Stier, Esquire.
Some of these matters involved Three Mile Island, Oyster Creek and Florida Power and Light Nuclear Facilities and United Medical Center
, with investigations ranging from corporate misconduct to whistleblower allegations.
In 1990, DeGeorge
returned to the state Division of Criminal Justice
as assistant attorney general in charge of the Narcotics Racketeering Bureau, Department of Law & Public Safety and co-director
of the statewide Narcotics Task Force.
remained there until 1993, when he
returned to private practice.
Prior to college, DeGeorge served in the United States Army from 1964-1966 as an intelligence analyst for Vietnam intelligence operations.
He is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, NJ and a recipient of the Mercer County Bar Association Scholarship.
He also earned his bachelor's degree from Rutgers, where he graduated with high honors and distinction in philosophy.
has lectured extensively to prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies.