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New assistant prosecutors join Morris County Prosecutor’s Office

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, and Chief of Detectives Robert McNally announce the hiring of Jeffrey Conrad, Tracey Gleason, Donald E. Gual, Daniel H. Malik, and N. Christine Lopez as Assistant Prosecutors for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Four assistant prosecutors were officially sworn in on May 1, and a hiring ceremony was also held for AP Lopez on May 3.

Assistant Prosecutor Conrad is assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit within the Family Division.

Prior to joining the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, AP Conrad served as a Deputy Attorney General with the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety Office of Public Integrity & Accountability, prosecuting crimes involving official misconduct, police excessive use of force and other violations of the public trust. AP Conrad worked as a Law Clerk at the Superior Court Monmouth Vicinage from 2013 until 2014. He served as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office between 2014 through 2022, assigned to the Special Victims Unit, Adult Trial Section, Juvenile Unit, and Special Remand Unit. AP Conrad earned his Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Delaware, and his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University.

Assistant Prosecutor Gleason is assigned to the Major Crimes and Arson/Environmental Crimes Units within the Tactical Division.

AP Gleason began her legal career as a Law Clerk for a private law practice in 1989, and then became an Associate Attorney in 1992 at a different law firm.  In 1994, AP Gleason became an Assistant State’s Attorney for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois where she handled jury trials and worked on investigations related to large-scale narcotics distributions, violent crime, home invasions and sexual assault, as well as organizing community policing efforts and drafting legislation concerning registration time limits on convicted sex offenders. She later joined the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona as a Deputy County Attorney in 2015. As a DCA, she was assigned to the Family Violence Bureau and specialized in prosecution of medical child abuse, handled numerous jury trials and conducted trainings for local prosecutors and law enforcement on issues involving domestic violence. AP Gleason earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Occidental College and her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.


Assistant Prosecutor Gual is assigned to the General Investigations Unit within the Courts & Administration Division.

AP Gual most recently served as an Associate Attorney for a private legal practice in Pennsylvania, having joined the firm in 2018. He represented criminal defendants and clients in civil matters in a variety of legal proceedings. AP Gual began his legal career as a Certified Legal Intern for the Monroe County District Attorney in 2014, before becoming a Judicial Law Clerk for the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas for the Hon. Stephen M. Higgins. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University and his Juris Doctor from Widener Commonwealth Law School.

Assistant Prosecutor Malik is assigned to the Pretrial Services/Diversion/Firearms Regulations Units within the Courts & Administration Division.

AP Malik first joined the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office as a Legal Extern for the Homicide Task Force in 2019, later working as a Legal Intern for the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Appellate Unit. In 2021, he became a Judicial Law Clerk at the Superior Court of New Jersey Criminal Division for the Hon. Marysol Rosero. He later joined the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecutor, where he prosecuted a wide range of disorderly persons and violent indictable offense cases. AP Malik earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Kean University and his Juris Doctor at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Assistant Prosecutor Lopez is assigned to the Financial Crimes Unit within the Specialized Crimes Division.

AP Lopez most recently served as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, having been assigned to the Appellate, Juvenile, Pre-Trial Detention, Trial Team, PTI/Divisionary Programs, Special Offenders Unit, First Appearances/CJP, ERPOs, PDC, and Grand Jury divisions. Between 2015 and 2016, she worked as a Law Clerk for the Hon. Presiding Judge Margaret Goodzeit of the Chancery Division and a Student Attorney for the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice Civil Litigation Clinic. She served as a Legal Intern for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Board of Public Utilities Unit, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the State of New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel. AP Lopez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, Master of Arts degree from University of North Carolina, and Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall School of Law.

“We are fortunate at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to be bringing aboard so many new Assistant Prosecutors with impressive resumes. I trust they will be assets to our legal team,” Carroll said.

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AP Daniel H. Malik, AP Donald E. Gual, AP Tracey Gleason, AP Jeffrey Conrad, and Prosecutor Robert Carroll.

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Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Assistant Prosecutor N. Christine Lopez, and First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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