Laura C. Sutnick

Laura C. Sutnick

Hackensack, New Jersey

Ms. Sutnick, the founding partner of Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC, is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and New York. She is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully defended criminal defendants in both states.

Ms. Sutnick has been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer since 2015 and in 2018 was selected to its Top 50 Women list. She is certified by the State of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.

Ms. Sutnick is a trustee of the Bergen County Bar Association and the co-chair of the Municipal Court Law and Criminal Law committees. She was a guest commentator on Court TV. Ms. Sutnick participates as a trial skills advisor at the Cardozo School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and as a coach for the Northern Valley Demarest Regional High School Mock Trial Team.

Ms. Sutnick began her legal career at the Kings County District Attorney's Office where she was a senior trial attorney.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Landlord/Tenant

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1999


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1989


  • Trial Skills Advisor, Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 1995 - Present
  • Skills Advisor, Mount Olive Baptist Church Youth Mentoring Program, 2010 - 2012
  • Moot Court Trial Advisor, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, 2013 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Co-chair, Municipal Court Committee, 1999 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, Juvenile Law Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, Criminal Law Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Kings County District Attorney's Office, Senior Trial Attorney, 1993 - 1999


  • Spanish