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Senator Nia H. Gill

President Pro Tempore


Senator Nia H. Gill has been involved in government and law for more than 20 years,first as a law student and legislative aide tot he late Senator Wynona Lipman and today as a practicing attorney. Senator Gill also served in the New Jersey State Assembly for three terms, being named Democratic Whip, and to the Speaker's Education Funding Task Force and to several committees including, the Assembly Democratic Senior Citizen Task Force, Co-chair and the Assembly Advisory Committee on the Arts, History and Humanities. Ms. Gill currently serves as Senator in the 34th legislative district, which includes Montclair, East Orange, Glen Ridge, Clifton and West Paterson. Senator Gill is a graduate of Upsala College, earned her J.D. from Rutgers-Newark Law School and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Essex County College. She also clerked for Superior Judge Harry Hazelwood, Jr., before beginning a five-year term as a trial attorney with the New Jersey Public Defender's office in the Adult Division of Essex and Passaic counties. Ms. Gill is currently a partner in the firm of Gill and Cohen, P.C. in Montclair where she is primarily involved with plaintiff and defense trial litigation in state and federal jurisdictions. She is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocacy Society. The national society of membership is restricted to those attorneys who have won damages in the amount of one million dollars or over.

Sponsored Bills by Senator Gill 2008-09 Legislative Session can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
Senate Commerce Committee Members
Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (D20) — Vice Chair
Senator Gerald Cardinale, D.D.S. (R39)
Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D22)
Senator Robert W. Singer (R30)