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Laura C. Sutnick
  • Partner- Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law

Location: Hackensack, NJ

Fax: 201-342-7557

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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 is certified by the State of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.

Ms. Sutnick is an officer of the Bergen County Bar Association and currently serves as its Second Vice President. She is also the co-chair of the Criminal Law committee and the chair of the Judicial Appointments committee.

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. and she is 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. - 1989
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: International Relations

Published Works

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

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator: A View from the Municipal Court Bench, Bergen County Bar Association, 2021
  • Moderator: Extreme Risk Protective Orders (ERPO), Bergen County Bar Association, 2020
  • Speaker: Understanding and Managing Traumatized Clients: Women Lawyers in Bergen, 2019
  • Trial Skills Advisor, Cardozo Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 1995 to 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

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bergen County Bar Association, Trustee, 2014 to 2018
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Co-chair, Municipal Court Committee, 2000 to 2019
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Co-Chair: Criminal Practice Committee, 2015 to Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Chair: Judicial Selection Committee, 2018 to Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, 1999 to Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee, 2000 to Present
  • New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2012 to Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, 2012 to Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Officer, 2019 to Present

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

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

Languages

  • Spanish
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