Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Alan B. Handler joined Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. as Of Counsel on September 1, 1999.
Justice Handler served on the New Jersey Supreme Court for more than 22 years. He was first appointed to the judiciary in 1968 by Governor Richard J. Hughes. Prior to his judicial appointment, he was in private practice and then joined the office of the Attorney General, as Deputy Attorney General from 1961 to 1964 and as First Assistant Attorney General from 1964 to 1968. Following his judicial appointment, Justice Handler served initially in the Superior Court, and in 1973 was assigned to the Appellate Division. Justice Handler resigned from the bench in 1976 to serve as counsel to Governor Brendan T. Byrne. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1977, serving with Chief Justice Hughes. He thereafter served on the Supreme Court with Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz and the current Chief Justice, Deborah T. Poritz.