Trial Unit


Supervising Attorney Chief  Assistant Prosecutor Erik Bergman
Section Commander Captain Bruce DeShields

The Trial Unit of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for litigating the majority of criminal prosecutions in Atlantic County Superior Court. Specifically, the Trial Unit is responsible for post-indictment arraignments, post-indictment bail hearings, pre-trial investigations, trial preparation, pre-trial conferences, motions, plea negotiations, trials, sentencing, and various post-conviction relief motions.

The Trial Unit is supervised by the Chief of Trial Erik Bergman. There are six trial teams each comprised of two assistant prosecutors, one detective, and one secretary.