Mayor Andre Sayegh has nominated longtime prosecutor Vincenzo Stampone to serve as a judge on the Paterson Municipal Court.
Stampone has served as an assistant corporation counsel for the city’s legal department for 15 years. As a municipal prosecutor, he prosecuted criminal, motor vehicle, domestic violence, and ordinance violation cases.
He also has a private practice in Haledon. Before joining Paterson, Stampone worked as an associate at the Chasan, Leyner, Bariso & Lamparello law firm from 1999-2001.
Stampone, 46, of Haledon obtained a juris doctor degree from the Seton Hall Law School in 1998. Before that he obtained a bachelor’s in history with pre-law minor from Montclair State University.
“It would be a huge honor,” said Stampone of his impending appointment to the bench. He is filling the unexpired term of former municipal court judge Jeremias E. Batista.
Batista, who was appointed on Jun. 28, 2016, recently resigned his post. His unexpired term runs until Aug. 18, 2020.
Members of the City Council will vote to confirm Stampone on Tuesday night.
Stampone is the brother of Haledon mayor and former Paterson law director Domenick Stampone.