Laura C. Sutnick

Partner- Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law
Location:
Hackensack, New Jersey
Phone:
201-212-4532
Fax:
201-342-7557
Email:

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 was a trial skills advisor at the Cardozo School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. Ms. Sutnick serves 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

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

Education

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

Published Works

  • Inside the Minds: Key Principles of Defending Internet Pornography Charges, Aspatore, 2012

Classes/Seminars

  • Trial Skills Advisor, Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 1995 - 2015
  • Speaker: Sentencing Enhancements, No Early Release Act, New Jersey Association for Justice, 2017
  • Moderator: Introduction to Municipal Court Practice, Bergen County Bar Association, 2017
  • Moderator: Sex Crimes: Megan’s Law Registration and Parole Supervision for Life, Bergen County Bar Association, 2016
  • Moderator: Motor Vehicle Commission Seminar , Bergen County Bar Association, 2015
  • Moderator: The Ins and Outs of the Municipal Court Conditional Dismissal, Bergen County Bar Association, 2014
  • Moderator: Drug Crimes: The Beginning, Middle & End , Bergen County Bar Association, 2013
  • Speaker, Defending Child Sexual Abuse Cases , Criminal Courts Bar Association of Nassau County, Inc., 2013
  • Moderator: Electronic Information in Criminal Proceedings, Bergen County Bar Association, 2013
  • Moderator: Alternatives to Incarceration , Bergen County Bar Association, 2012
  • Moderator: Ethics for Attorneys Practicing Criminal and Municipal Court Law, Bergen County Bar Association, 2011
  • Moderator: The Realities of Megan’s Law Registration and Parole Supervision for Life, Bergen County Bar Association, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bergen County Bar Association , Trustee, 2014 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Co-chair, Municipal Court Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association , Co-Chair: Criminal Practice Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association , Chair: Judicial Selection Committee, 2018 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, Juvenile Law Committee, 1999 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, Criminal Law Committee, 1999 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association , Nominating Committee, 2010 - 2012
  • Bergen County Bar Association , Bench Bar Committee, 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2012 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney , 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kings County District Attorney's Office, Senior Trial Attorney, 1993 - 1999
  • Law Offices of Laura C. Sutnick , Solo Practitioner , 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mock Trial Coach, Vincent J. Apruzzese Mock Trial Competition , 2012 - Present
  • Mock Trial Advisor, Youth Peer Mentoring Program, Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2009 - 2011

Languages

  • Spanish