First Assistant Prosecutor Margaret M. Calderwood

First Assistant Prosecutor Calderwood has been a member of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for over two decades and an Assistant Prosecutor for over twenty-five years. Prior to her promotion, she served as Chief Assistant Prosecutor, managing the Tactical Division, which included the Major Crimes, Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment and Domestic Violence Units, and the Courts & Administration Division, which includes the General Investigations and Pretrial Services Units. Prior to being Chief Assistant Prosecutor, First Assistant Prosecutor Calderwood held the title of Executive Assistant Prosecutor for five years and supervised the entire legal staff.  She has held supervisory roles in various units, including Supervising Assistant Prosecutor of the Professional Standards Unit, the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and the Trial Division.

First Assistant Prosecutor Calderwood has prosecuted a significant number of high-profile cases and jury trials, including high-profile murder, aggravated manslaughter/vehicular homicide, and sexual assault cases, including State v. Anthony Novellino. She has received commendations and was honored by the Superior Court of New Jersey Morris/Sussex Vicinage and Morris/Sussex County Bar Association as part of the 2019 “Women Pioneers in the Law” Exhibit. She serves as co-chair to the Morris County Bar Association’s Criminal Practice Committee, and holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Moravian College and Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.