Municipal Court

Chief Judge:  Honorable Wilfredo Benitez, esq. 

Judge: Vincent Pirone, esq. 

Court Administrator:  Claudia Santos, CMCA 

Deputy Court Administrators:  Tiyanna Barnes & Judesca Correa 

Chief Prosecutor:  Evelyn Akushie-Onyeani, esq. 

Asst. Prosecutor:  Gina DeVito, esq. 

Public Defenders: James Pomaco, esq., & Kevin Barry, esq.


 Welcome to the Bloomfield Municipal court website. We are the 16th largest courts in the state of New Jersey, and the 3rd largest in Essex County.  As a result of our heavy volume and court session every day except Friday, it is often difficult to reach us.  Therefore, we decided to create a website to make us more accessible to the public and have as much information possible to better serve you.  It is my wish that you find as much information, links and forms to better serve you.

Mission Statement  

We are an independent branch of government constitutionally entrusted with the fair and just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution and laws of the United States and the State of New Jersey  

Core Values
Required to accomplish our mission four paramount values representing the core of what we stand for as an organization.  

Quality Service