First Assistant Prosecutor Lori Linskey
Lori Linskey is the First Assistant Prosecutor for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Linskey joined the Office in January 2013, following a 16-year career with the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Office of the Attorney General, where she served as Acting Bureau Chief, Deputy Attorney General and Senior Counsel with DCJ’s Prosecutors’ Supervision and Coordination Bureau. In this capacity, Linskey served as DCJ liaison to all 21 County Prosecutors’ Offices, conducted state-wide legal training, handled Prosecutors’ Office management reviews, handled regulatory firearms permitting issues and served as the Division of Criminal Justice Ethics Liaison.
Linskey first held the position of Executive Assistant Prosecutor, was promotion to Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor in January 2014 and First Assistant Prosecutor On July 10m, 2017. As Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor, Linskey oversees the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office’s Professional Responsibility & Bias Crime Unit, Appellate and Family Divisions, Forfeiture Unit and Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy.
Linskey has also been involved in the development of some of the office’s recent initiatives including its Special Needs Registry and the distracted driving campaign, Unplugged & Alive.
Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Michael Wojciechowski
Michael Wojciechowski is the Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Wojciechowski came to the Office in 1986, as a summer law clerk while attending Rutgers Law School. After graduation, he was hired as a full-time law clerk and ultimately sworn in as an Assistant Prosecutor in 1988.
Wojciechowski was later promoted to Deputy Trial Team Leader and rose to Trial Team B Leader in 2000.
In 2006, Wojciechowski was promoted Director of the Office’s Trial Division. He continues with those responsibilities in his capacity as Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor.
Michael Pasterchick, Jr., Chief of Detectives
Michael Pasterchick, Jr., a native of Monmouth County, earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Monmouth University in 1975. Mr. Pasterchick’s career in law enforcement began in 1978 at the Intelligence Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in New York City, where he served as a Special Agent. From 1983-1990, Mr. Pasterchick served as a Special Agent in the New Jersey and New York Divisions of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In 1991, Mr. Pasterchick became a Supervisory Special Agent in DEA’s New Jersey Division. He subsequently served as a supervisor in DEA’s Special Operations Division in Virginia, Chief of State and Local Programs in Washington, D.C, and the Philadelphia Division. In 2003, Mr. Pasterchick was appointed as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the New Jersey Division by DEA Administrator Karen Tandy, where he was responsible for the daily operations of the division’s enforcement of the federal narcotics laws throughout the state of New Jersey.
On January 3, 2006, Mr. Pasterchick was sworn-in as the Chief of Detectives for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Chief Pasterchick is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the approximately 80 detectives of Investigations Division. Chief Pasterchick works closely with the Prosecutor and his executive staff to implement the priorities and programs of the Prosecutor. In addition, Chief Pasterchick and the detectives under his command interact daily with our federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement partners to conduct investigations and help protect the citizens of Monmouth County.
Steven Padula, Chief of Staff
Steven Padula is the Chief of Staff for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Born and raised in Wall Township, Padula began his law enforcement career with the United States Coast Guard in 1982. He served in the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington DC and on Governor’s Island in the New York Harbor. He achieved specialty certifications in Electronics and Computer Programming.
In 1987, he joined the Wall Township Police Department and worked in the Patrol, Juvenile, and Detective Bureaus. He joined the Prosecutor’s Office in 1991 and has since served as Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Director of Administrative Services. He oversees budgetary and administrative support for the day to day operations of nearly 300 employees including Legal, Investigative, Clerical Support, and Interns.
Padula holds a Masters Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a New Jersey Certified Public Manager.