Stephen M. Orlofsky
The Honorable Stephen M. Orlofsky was commissioned as an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Artillery and Missile Officer Candidate School Class 1-67 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 17 December 1966. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, Battery D, 3rd Battalion, 84th Artillery, Neckarsulm, Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battery Commander, Battery A, 3rd Battalion, 84th Artillery, Neckarsulm, FRG; Assistant S-3, 56th Artillery Group, Schwaebisch Gmeund, FRG; and Pershing Equipment Readiness Firing Evaluation Countdown Training (PERFECT) Team member, 56th Artillery Group, Schwaebisch Gmeund, FRG. | His military education includes: Artillery and Missile Officer Candidate School and the Pershing Missile Officer Course. | Following his military service, Judge Orlofsky graduated from City College of New York with a BA and with honors from Rutgers University Law School - Camden with a JD. He served as a law clerk for the United States District Chief Judge and was then selected to be a United States Magistrate Judge, where he served until 1980. After several years in private practice, Judge Orlofsky was appointed by President Clinton in 1995 to the Federal bench as a United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, where he served until retiring and returning to private practice in 2003. | Prior to leaving the Federal Bench in 2003, Judge Orlofsky served as one of three federal judges on a thirteen-member Judicial Assessment Team that traveled to Iraq to evaluate the Iraqi judicial system and assist the Coalition Provisional Authority in reconstructing the Iraqi court system. Judge Orlofsky is the administrative partner at the Princeton, New Jersey office of Blank Rome, a law firm with 13 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals. Mr. Orlofsky leads the firm’s appellate practice.