Hon. Rosemary Gambardella

United States Bankruptcy Judge

Current Position

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
M.L. King Federal Building
3rd Floor
50 Walnut Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Tel: 973-645-2326
Fax: 973-645-2610
Email: judge_rosemary_gambardella@njb.uscourts.gov

Class: XV (2004)Circuit: Third


Rutgers University, B.A. (History), Phi Beta Kappa (1976)
Rutgers Law School, J.D. (1979)

Professional Career

Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (1998-05); U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey (1985-)
Senior Staff Attorney, Office of the U.S. Trustee for the Districts of New Jersey and Delaware (1980-85)
Law Clerk, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Vincent J. Commisa (1979-80)


, Bankruptcy Judge Representative to the Judicial Conference of the U.S. (2009-11)
New Jersey Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Former President
New Jersey State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
American Bankruptcy Institute
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Board Member (1995-98)
Third Circuit Task Force on Equal Treatment in the Courts, Bankruptcy Committee, Gender Commission
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Bankruptcy Judges Advisory Group (1998-02)
Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture, Board Member


Bankruptcy Practical Skills Series New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Contributing Editor


New York Institute of Credit Women's Division, Judge Cecelia H. Goetz Award (2008)
New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Distinguished Service Award (2008)
Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture, Outstanding Professional Achievement Award (2007)
Women's Law Forum of Seton Hall School of Law, Women of Substance Award (1999)
New York Institute of Credit, Leader in Credit Education Award (2002)
Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Distinguished Alumna Award (2012)