About the Mayor

Mayor Dwayne D. Warren, ESQ.

Mayor Warren received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his Juris Doctor Degree from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ. He earned the Certificate in Municipal Finances-Raising and Spending Money by Municipalities from the Center for Government Services Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University; topics include:

  • Bonding
  • Municipal budgets
  • Property tax assessments
  • Public contracts law
  • Tax lien enforcement

He also completed advanced training at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mayor Warren is certified by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts as a Mediator for the Superior Court of New Jersey Special Civil Part.


Upon receiving his Juris Doctor, Mayor Warren was awarded a Judicial Clerkship in the New Jersey Superior Court. Thereafter, he served in the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.  Warren then went on to private practice where his practice focuses on civil litigation and representing private and public sector clients.


Mayor Warren is married to Dr. Karma Warren and they are the proud parents of Dwayne Jr. and Nia Simone. Mayor Warren is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and his wife is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Public Service
Warren is a member of the New Jersey League of Municipalities Legislative Committee and a member of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association.  He is a former Orange Municipal Court Judge and served as the Legislative Research Officer for the Orange City Council. Warren also served as an Adjunct Professor in Para-Legal Studies at Essex County College and has lectured at William Paterson University on Racism and the Law.  Warren has served on the local legal corps of every Democratic National Committee Convention since 1996. He previously served as Counsel to the Essex County Democratic Party.