Wollongong crown prosecutor David Williams has been appointed as a magistrate of the Local Court of NSW and an industrial magistrate.
Mr Williams graduated from the University of Wollongong and first tested his legal feet in property law before moving to environmental law.
He has worked across the local, district and supreme courts.
Attorney General Greg Smith said Mr Williams was an experienced prosecutor and well versed in serious criminal trials and special hearings under mental health.
‘‘Throughout his career, Mr Williams has not only learned the practicalities and application of the law but has also been a strong mentor to colleagues,’’ Mr Smith said.
Mr Williams will be sworn in on February 10.