On December 29, 2010, Wildwood Commissioners appointed Christopher D. Robertson, Esquire, as Judge of the Wildwood Municipal Court.
Judge Robertson has extensive experience in municipal law, having worked in multiple contexts as judge, prosecutor, and private defense counsel. His regular law office is in Palermo. In the past, he worked as a Prosecutor with the Cape May County Prosecutor‟s Office, and also has worked in the Atlantic City Solicitor‟s office. In addition to his law degree from Temple, Judge Robertson holds an undergraduate degree in Public Administration and Public Policy.
Ronald Gelzunas, Esquire, will be Wildwood‟s prosecutor in 2011. Gelzunas, a graduate of Rutgers Law School, currently serves as Prosecutor in both West Wildwood and North Wildwood, and has a private law practice in North Wildwood.
Assistant Solicitor Samuel Lashman will remain as Assistant Solicitor and special council for the City.
“Mr. Lashman will focus on the problems that, to date, have been only given limited resources to resolve. He will be assigned the legal end of the property maintenance issues, the bulkhead ordinances, and the enforcement of Rowdy House, and he will serve as the City‟s Relocation Officer,” Mayor DeMarzo explained. “Assigning these duties to an „in-house‟ attorney saves the City money and provides immediate response to any concerns.”
“We are pleased to welcome Judge Robertson and Prosecutor Gelzunas to Wildwood‟s Municipal Court,” Mayor Gary DeMarzo continued. “We believe they will play an important role here. Both are well respected members of our community and both have the talent to move the City forward.”
Wildwood‟s municipal court processed over 7,500 cases last year, and the city is pleased to have talented and committed legal experts serve varied roles in the court system.