Neutral, Mediator and Arbitrator with ADR Options serving New Jersey and Philadelphia since 2010
Bette E. Uhrmacher was a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey for more than 15 years, serving in all three divisions. Seven of those years were served in the Civil Division, where she recently managed the medical malpractice calendar, as well as a complex civil calendar.
She handles mediation and arbitrations in all types of civil cases including personal injury, medical and legal malpractice and commercial law.
Judge Uhrmacher has handled a broad spectrum of civil cases as well as handling some probate and general equity matters. For four years, Judge Uhrmacher was Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division.
Prior to joining the bench, Judge Uhrmacher served as the Chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Additionally, she was Attorney-in-Charge of the Trenton U.S. Attorney’s Office, and appointed to a Senior Litigation Counsel position. She also served an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
Throughout her career, Judge Uhrmacher has been active in Teaching and Continuing Legal Education programs. Currently, she serves as Chair, Haydn Proctor Inn of Court, Monmouth County and is teaching Trial Presentation at Rutgers Law School–Newark.
Judge Uhrmacher has received consistently high ratings from attorneys appearing before her in each of the New Jersey Law Journal surveys of the Judiciary.
She received a JD from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS from Simmons College,Boston, Massachusetts.