Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202


Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Appellate Unit represents the State of New Jersey in various proceedings in the Superior Court Law Division and Appellate Division, the New Jersey Supreme Court, and Federal Court. These proceedings include direct appeals, post-conviction relief proceedings, appeals of municipal court convictions, motions to suppress evidence, expungement petitions, and pretrial intervention (PTI) rejections and appeals. Members of the Unit also conduct legal research and handle interlocutory appeals, both on an emergent and non-emergent basis.

Under acting Prosecutor Ruotolo, the Appellate Unit ceased to serve as a training ground for new assistant prosecutor, but instead is staffed with experienced attorneys who not only excel in appellate practice, but also provide legal support to our trial attorneys to improve the quality of our prosecutions.


Trial Division

Trial Team


Grand Jury


Appellate Unit


Juvenile Unit


Pre-Indictment Department

Municipal (Plainfield Project, Elizabeth Project, Suburban Project)


Detention Unit


Asset Forfeiture Unit


Pre-Disposition Conference Unit


Diversionary Units (Pre-Trial Intervention, Special Offenders and Drug Court)


Major Crime Division

Opioid Taskforce


Cyber Crime Taskforce / High Tech Unit


Violent Crime Initiative


Intelligence - Driven Prosecution Unit


Counter-Terrorism Task Force