Justice Anne Murray Patterson was molded at Stuart from her first day of school—the day Stuart opened its doors in 1963. After graduating from Stuart, Justice Patterson received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1983. She served as deputy attorney general and special assistant to New Jersey Attorney General, handling civil litigation and criminal appeals on behalf of the state. She returned to her firm in 1992, and remained there until her appointment to the New Jersey State Supreme Court in 2011. Justice Patterson was awarded the William A. Dreier Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Product Liability and Toxic Tort Law and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism’s Professional Lawyer of the Year Award.
Justice Patterson credits her experience at Stuart, in large part, for her sound character, values and the work she has accomplished.