Lorraine Augostini

An attorney with the NJOPD since 1991, Ms. Augostini is responsible for supervising the Office of Law Guardian (OLG) and the Office of Juvenile Defense Services (OJDS). She began her career with the NJOPD as an attorney in the Sussex Trial Region, handling criminal, juvenile and child welfare cases before exclusively representing children in child welfare cases since 1997. Ms. Augostini became the Managing Attorney for OLG's Northwest Region in 2000, and in 2004, became the statewide Director of Litigation for the OLG until her appointments as Assistant Public Defender in 2012 and First Assistant Public Defender in May 2016.

Before joining the NJOPD, Ms. Augostini worked as a staff attorney for the NY Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan. She holds a B.A. from Trinity College, Washington, D.C. and obtained her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1989.