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Bridgewater, NJ


Bridgewater Municipal Court

Municipal Court Address:  100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone:  (908) 725-6375
Hours:  Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Court in Session:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays, with special sessions for trials

Judge:  Hon. William T. Kelleher, Jr., P.J.M.C.
Prosecutor: Christopher ‘Kip’ Bateman, Esq.
Court Administrator: Audrey Lipinski

Police Station Address:  100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone:  (908) 722-4111

The Law Offices of James A, Abate is located in Bridgewater, New Jersey minutes from the Court House and Municipal Building and near the Somerset County seat. Bridgewater has grown immensely and is one of largest and most important municipalities in Somerset County housing numerous corporations including Sanofi and Brother Printers. Bridgewater intersects several highways such as, Route 22, Route 28, and Route 202-206, Interstate highways 78 and 287. Bridgewater is also home to the notorious Somerset Circle, which technically is not in Somerset, nor is it officially a circle. Many accidents occur in the “Circle” and wind up before the Bridgewater Municipal Court. The Bridgewater PD maintains an aggressive DWI and traffic patrol. The court routinely hears speeding (39:4-98), and Suspended License (39:3-40) and DWI (39:4-50) cases due to its proximity to several highways. Many accidents charged at the Somerset Circle result in charges of Careless (39:4-97) and Reckless (39:4-96) charges. Several Bridgewater roads are classified as “safe corridors” resulting in penalties being doubled.

The Bridgewater Commons Mall houses the crème de le crème of high end shopping and dining and includes Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Lord and Taylor and White House Black Market. As a result, the Bridgewater Municipal Court takes an aggressive stance against shoplifting crimes (2C:20 11) . Bridgewater is also home to the Somerset Patriots baseball club! If you are in need of a hospital Somerset Medical Center is nearby.

The Bridgewater Municipal Court Prosecutor, Christopher ‘Kip’ Bateman is a member of the New Jersey Senate and places a high priority on the protection of the public. The Hon. William T. Kelleher, Jr is not only the presiding judge of Bridgewater Municipal Court, but is also the supervising judge of all of the municipal courts in Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon counties. Bridgewater is a professionally administered Court. Should you need to appear in the Bridgewater Municipal Court, be sure to arrive early, as there are always long lines at the metal detector.

Bridgewater is also home to the Law Office of James Abate. James Abate has served the community for 13 years. His main office in Bridgewater is located at:

1200 Route 22, Suite 2000, Bridgewater, NJ, 08807

Get your questions answered – call me for your free, 20 min phone consultation (908) 210-9755