Jeff Chiesa appointed New Jersey Attorney General

Author: Tom Sr.

Jeff Chiesa, chief counsel to the governor, will become the new attorney general, Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday. Chiesa joined the administration in January 2010 after a role on Christie’s transition team. He was previously a partner at the law firm of Wolff & Samson.

Commenting on Chiesa, Christie said, “I am honored that Jeff has agreed to bring his extensive legal and law enforcement experience and no-nonsense approach to lead our state’s law enforcement efforts. Jeff has long been a close, trusted advisor and friend who has always put his duties and responsibilities first with considerable talent and integrity. I have no doubt that he will build on Paula Dow’s record of success in leading the Department of Law and Public Safety.”  Prior to joining Wolff & Samson, Chiesa worked for Christie in the U.S.

Attorney’s Office in Newark from 2002 to 2009, last serving as the executive assistant U.S. attorney. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned his degree in business administration in accounting. He earned his law degree from Catholic University of America.