Meet The Municipal Court Administrator

Nicole Finacchio is a Certified Municipal Court Administrator at the Lawrence Township Municipal Court. She graduated from West Chester University in May of 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. In June of 1994, she was hired by the Township of Lawrence as a Deputy Municipal Court Administrator. Some of her responsibilities included: assisting the Municipal Judge during courtroom proceedings, supervising, and coordinating the mediation program, accepting bail and court revenues, accepting complaints, and issuing oaths.
In January of 2003, she successfully completed the municipal court certification process and was officially certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. In August of 2003, Nicole was promoted to Deputy Court Director. She was then responsible for preparing financial reports for the Administrative Office of the Courts as well as the Municipal Manager, reconciling the court depository and bail accounts, and assisting the Court Director in developing and implementing procedures for the efficient operation of the court.
Nicole served as the secretary for the Mercer County Court Directors and Court Administrators Association from 2010-2014. She then went on to serve as Vice President of the Association from 2014-2018. Nicole continues to serve on multiple committees within the Association as well. She also served as a panelist for the Municipal Court Administrators Certification Oral Exam.
In February of 2012, Nicole was promoted to Court Administrator. This position entails: hiring and supervising personnel, processing municipal court appeals and expungements, processing payroll, monitoring court accounting, and auditing and preparing the yearly municipal court budget.
Nicole is married to Matthew Finacchio who is currently a Middle School Vice Principal and an Adjunct Professor. They have two children Zachary and Christian. Zachary will be attending college in the fall. He currently serves as the Head of Outreach for the NJ/PA Helping Hands Team; he is a volunteer tutor, and his hobbies include acting and singing. Christian plays high school basketball and baseball and plays on a travel baseball team as well.