Robert D. Gruen: (1926-2010) Bob Gruen was a lawyer’s lawyer, who was admired and respected by lawyers, judges and clients alike. Mr. Gruen attended college at the University of Connecticut and received his J.D. degree from Rutgers University in 1950. During his illustrious career, Mr. Gruen served as Special Counsel to the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance (1958-1963); Municipal Attorney in Wallington (1957-1985), Norwood (1958-1982), Leonia (1972-1979) and Demarest (1973-1974); Counsel to the School Boards of Cresskill (1960-1999) and Elmwood Park and to the Board of Education of the Special Services School District of Bergen County (1972-1988).

He was a member of the Ethics Committee, appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey (1981-1987), and also served as Board of Adjustment Attorney in Teaneck (1982-1985). At one time, he served as Chairman of the Bergen County Mental Health Board.

Robert Gruen was universally praised for his service as Municipal Court Judge in Teaneck (1973-1988). An editorial in the Record newspaper read on December 3, 1979: “His Wednesday night sessions to hear traffic charges in Teaneck were an excellent lesson for some of the other local magistrates in Bergen County … He has been an adornment to the cause of justice in Bergen County.”

Mr. Gruen was Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Charles A. Gruen from 1990 to 2010.

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