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Brooklyn Law School Extends Condolences to Mark Anderl ’83 and Judge Esther Salas on the Death of their Son


On July 19, the 20-year-old son of Mark Anderl ’83 and his wife, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, was shot and killed at the family home in North Brunswick, N.J. Anderl was shot and critically injured. He was rushed to surgery and is expected to recover. Salas was unharmed in the attack.

Anderl is a defense lawyer and partner at Anderl & Oakley. He previously served for a decade as assistant prosecutor at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Salas, seated in Newark, was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed in 2011. Prior to that she served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge in New Jersey.

“This is indeed a very sad time for the Anderl-Salas family and the broader legal community,” said Frank Aquila ’83, Chair of the Brooklyn Law School Board of Trustees. “As we must say all too often after senseless gun violence, our hearts and prayers go out to Mark, Judge Salas and their family at this very sad time.”

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