Bergen County Superior Court Judge Deborah Ustas has died.
Details were sketchy, but Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli and Sheriff Leo McGuire confirmed her death late this afternoon.
Before her June 2005 appointment to the bench in Hackensack, Judge Ustas was a founding partner of Weinberg & Ustas, PC, a five-female attorney law firm specializing in matrimonial and family law matters.
An accredited divorce mediator, Judge Ustas served as public defender (2001-01), prosecutor (2201-02) and judge (2002-05) in Paramus municipal cour.
She practiced law with firms in Rutherford, Paramus and Hackensack following her admission to the New Jersey and New York bars in 1991 through 1996. Continued….