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Laura Sutnick

Criminal defense Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   44 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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Ms. Sutnick is a highly experienced criminal trial attorney who has successfully defended individuals accused of crimes and serious offenses. She is a fierce advocate who makes certain that every client receives the best and most effective defense for their case. She 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 First Vice President. She is also the co-chair of the Judicial Selection and Judicial Performance committees. She regularly represents the Bar Association at events statewide.

Ms. Sutnick was a trial skills advisor at the Cardozo School of Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and was a coach for the Northern Valley Demarest Regional High School Mock Trial Team.

For many years, Ms. Sutnick was a guest commentator on Court TV offering her expert opinion on high-profile televised cases.
Ms. Sutnick began her legal career at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office where she was a senior trial attorney.

 

Client's Choice 2021
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Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 07/14/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/05/2022

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Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC
BRONX OFFICE
172 East 161 Street
Bronx, NY, 10451
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Laura received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Rashmi | June 10, 2021
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The Best Ever
Laura is the best lawyer you can hire if you ever need any help in legal matters. She is very knowledgeable, utmost professional with and will always keep you updated with the case proceedings. Just trust her , she knows what is best for you and will definitely get it. I hired her and was in a complicated case which could have impacted my immigration, and she got it dismissed. Thank You Laura , you are a lifesaver ! I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Anthony | May 4, 2021
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Professional is an understatement
Laura was absolutely amazing when it came to keeping me calm and discussing my case. She always made me feel that she was in control and she knew every outcome before they happened the way she handled all the paperwork and documents made it almost effortless I hope to never have to use her services again but if I were ever in another jam I would have her number on speed dial because I can’t keep saying how professional they were !!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
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Professional and careful lawyer
Best lawyer, Hiring her the outcome will be better than you expected. She keep negotiating with prosecutor, even the result is acceptable for me. The state charge me 2nd degree, and finally don't go to jail.
Posted by Pat | March 26, 2021
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Kind and reassuring.
Laura has such positive energy. Returns calls and answers emails immediately. Very good at listening and aggressively assertive. When it comes to attorneys, I made the right choice, thank you Laura!
Posted by Saeed | March 16, 2021
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Very Good and Excellent lawyer
Laura is such a wonderful woman and a great lawyer..She helped me a lot in my case and the outcome was great ...My case was finally dismissed and I was so happy..I will always recommend her
Posted by Oliver | January 7, 2021
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The Best Defense Attorney in NJ State
I was arrested in mid-2019 in NJ and the allegations contained two felonies, three criminal violations, and four traffic tickets/moving violations. I retained Laura Sutnick at the recommendation of another attorney I was separately working with. Additionally, I was in an extraordinarily difficult situation as I was facing two criminal cases, running concurrently in two different states. Laura appeared at my "arraignment" in Superior Court and I could immediately tell she commanded a lot of respect from the judge and district attorney. After my case initial appearance, Laura presented enough evidence on my behalf to the district attorney's office to have my case transferred to Municipal Court. Warren appeared at my final court date in Municipal Court and I'll never forget when he told me Laura worked out a deal for me that ultimately got all my criminal charges dropped and I left with a clean criminal record. While Warren himself was superbly professional at my final appearance, he made sure to remind me that Laura worked on over 90% of my case. Needless to say I'm hoping to never be in any legal trouble ever again, but if anything were to ever come up I wouldn't think twice about retaining Sutnick & Sutnick. From my experience, I see Laura as a brilliant strategist who will work hard for you, fight for you, and ultimately obtain the best solution for you, regardless of how complex your legal challenges are. She went above and beyond for me from a legal perspective, but I'll never forget her care and concern for me throughout the time I had my open case. I believe Laura could tell I wasn't a remotely dangerous criminal and I was anxious beyond belief at the situation I was in; every time I met with Laura regarding the case or when she appeared for me in court she would always ask me if I was feeling OK and reassure me that everything would work out. She was very quick in responding to any questions I messaged her about as well. Ultimately, I'm thrilled to be able to say Laura was right as my other case in a different state ended in a sealed non-criminal violation, thereby avoiding a criminal record altogether. I can't thank Laura enough for everything she did for me, as well as Warren for closing it out.
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Posted by Mike | October 21, 2020
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Top Defense Attorney in Bergen County
I recently found myself in a situation needing a defense attorney. I did some quick research and decided to call Sutnick & Sutnick. After speaking with Laura the first time, I knew I made the right choice. I could hear the passion in Laura's voice and knew I had found the right person to fight for me. In the past, dealing with different professions, I have felt that my concerns were not a priority for them. This could not be further from the truth with the law office of Sutnick & Sutnick. Whenever I had a concern and reached out to the office, Laura responded in an amazingly fast period. They also communicate thru a private messaging app and the response time is almost immediate. From the very beginning, Laura laid everything out for me so that I knew what the process was and exactly what I could expect. Through Laura's extensive experience, I had the confidence to trust her and knew their would be no suprises. The end result of my case was having it dismissed with an expedited expungement!! I truly hope to not need the services of a defense attorney again. But if I find myself in an unfortunate situation again, my first call, without hesitation, will be to Sutnick & Sutnick!!
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Posted by Jordan | March 16, 2020
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Laura “Tha Truth” Sutnick
Laura took my charges from Felony to Misdemeanor & got the main charge thrown out the door. Thank you Laura.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2019
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The absolute best case scenario with Laura
Laura from the beginning made me feel very comfortable all throughout the process. I had speeding tickets with a significant amount of points reduced to (4) and some tickets completely dismissed paying a fine below $500. I would definitely recommend Laura!
Posted by Brian | June 24, 2018
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A VERY KNOWLEGDEABLE AND COMPETENT LAWYER
Laura is very professional in everything she did for me and my case. She is precise and to the point in telling me what my case was all about, she was very thorough and fought very hard for my rights and benefits. Her recomendations and negotiations with the prosecution helped my situation. I would highly reccomend Laura for her representation.
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Posted by Shimeka | April 19, 2022
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An amazing outcome
Mrs Sutnick is a miracle worker. I was charged with possession and she was able to get it down to disorderly conduct. She is the best! If you need a criminal lawyer, get her! You will not regret it!
Posted by Elliot | March 11, 2022
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Blew my case out of the water.
I had some rough criminal charges against me. After seeing other reviews for Sutnick and Sutnick, I contacted them. We finally reached the trial and my defense did an amazing job. Laura and her associate were absolute legends in the courtroom and thoroughly beat all my charges. 10/10 would recommend if you need criminal representation. This is the best team you can ask for.
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Posted by John | February 12, 2022
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Professional & Caring
Laura Sutnick and her firm handled our matter with professionalism and genuine concern to a very acceptable resolution. She treated the matter from Day 1 as if she was representing her own family member in what was a difficult family situation.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2022
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criminal case
Laura and her staff are professional, helpful, knowledgeable. Got probation and then dismissed my case in a year. Didn't charge a lot, she always responded immediately to my emails with any questions or concerns.
Posted by R | November 15, 2021
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Look No Further
If you're looking for an outstanding criminal defense lawyer that will go the extra mile. Look no further. Laura Sutnick and her associates were a fantastic representation for me. It was my first time hiring an attorney. I didn't know what to expect. After reading some of the reviews on Google and speaking with Laura in person, she was able to completely cool my nerves surrounding my case. Laura was responsive about questions I had and had a genuine interest in representing me so that I could receive the best possible outcome. Laura is incredibly knowledgeable, quick-witted and ambitious. She is an excellent attorney and while I hope I won't require her services in the future, I know that if I do she will be the only criminal defense lawyer I trust. Ultimately, Laura was able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a total dismissal of all charges on an outcome that could have ended very poorly. If you choose to have Laura represent you, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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Great Lawyer, very smart and experienced
Have hired Laura on several occasions and have always found her to be extremely professional and very responsive. She is very experienced and versatile, would not retain anyone else if that need would arise again.
Posted by Amul | May 13, 2021
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Omid Irani, Esq
I was referred to Laura Sutnick through a mutual friend and worked closely with Omid Irani, Esq. who is a criminal defense attorney in her firm. In addition to obtaining the best possible outcome, Omid Irani worked with my divorce lawyer and went above and beyond to develop strategy, give proper advice and effectively communicate with all parties to ensure my best interest. I would give more than 5 stars if that was an option. Most specifically, Omid Irani has mastered the skill of communication and really helps his clients to see the big picture beyond just the obstacle in front of them; I hope to never need his services again again, but I would not hesitate to call him if I ever need a criminal defense attorney in the future. (and he did a wonderful job keeping the costs down).
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Posted by Yasmeen | April 11, 2019
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Best Around !!!!!
Handle my case as I wanted my first appearance in court, she was very honest, on time and did her best to get me the best situation which was get my case dimissed and I was very happy that she did just that. Thanks laura
Posted by Crissol | July 31, 2018
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Very happy with are outcome.
Laura Sutnick is woman of her word, she is an amazing attorney, and one the most professional people I’ve dealt with. From the moment I picked up the phone and spoke to her for the very first time- she impacted my family's life in the most positive way. Sometimes it can be hard to trust attorneys, but she was always upfront and knowledgeable in every situation. I am grateful that I chose her, she was completely worth it all and if I had to choose, I’d choose Laura Sutnick again.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney (Criminal Defense)
She was able to get my charges dropped with just a few fines which is what we planned on getting. Anytime I needed to talk to her about my case she would always be ready with a proposal or advice. From the moment I left her office asking her about my case I knew she was the perfect lawyer to defend me with her case. (Marijuana possession case )
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Kings County D.A.
  • 1993 - 1999

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Boston University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • New Jersey v. Vasquez
  • Attempted murder charges reduced to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault
  • New Jersey v. Kennedy
  • Armed robbery charges reduced to theft
  • S.D. v. L.F.
  • Restraining order dismissed after trial
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Associations

  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Haworth Road Runner's Association
  • Director
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Municipal Court Committee
  • 1999 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Committee
  • 1999 - Present
  • Bergen County Bar Foundation
  • Juvenile Law Committee
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Defending Child Sex Abuse Cases
  • Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Intesive Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Skills Advisor
  • 2012
  • Megan's Law and Parole Supervision for Life
  • Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Skills Advisor
  • 2011
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Skills Advisor
  • 2010
  • Intensive Trial Advocay Program
  • Trial Skills Advisor
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse this lawyer. Laura Sutnick is one of the top criminal trial lawyers in New Jersey, having successfully tried numerous murder cases and other serious felonies. Her clients are always well represented. Laura is knowledgeable, personable and always approachable. If you have an issue to strategize in a criminal case, then Laura Sutnick is the attorney to contact."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a first-rate criminal defense attorney with a long history of success. Her reputation in the legal community is beyond reproach. I highly recommend her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very experienced attorney who is talented and willing to go the extra mile to represent her client's interest. I have also had the opportunity to be her adversary during a domestic violence hearing and she was very prepared and advocated for her client's position at a high level. She is the real deal."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a dedicated, well-prepared, aggressive litigator who fights every step of the way for each client she represents. She is a seasoned, well-polished attorney and very active in our local Bar activities. Laura is also a true colleague who selflessly shares her strategies and insights in order to assist a fellow defense attorney. Therefore, I an pleased to unequivocally recommend Laura as an excellent advocate in our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Sutnick is an outstanding lawyer. She has excellent trial skills and works hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura has litigated many criminal and juvenile cases and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients, resulting in many positive outcomes for their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Sutnick is an excellent attorney. I have known her for many years. She is highly respected in the legal community. I highly endorse Ms. Sutnick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura is an outstanding attorney with a strong work ethic. She is well respected in the legal community. Her advocacy in a court room is second to none. I highly recommend Ms. Sutnick"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mrs. Sutnick for over 20 years. She is an outstanding advocate, and I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is an extremely experienced and compassionate criminal defense attorney. Although it looks like she only weighs 100 pounds, I would not want to be the police officer on the stand being crossed examined by her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Laura for over ten years. She is both professional and personable. She has a wide range of knowledge and experience. She is a highly competent attorney that I would strongly recommend to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Laura for over 15 years we worked together. Even back then she stood out from the rest of our colleagues. She was incredibly hard working and thoroughly prepared for every case. Her knowledge of the law is impressive. You will be in excellent hands with Laura as your attorney."
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Hackensack Criminal defense Lawyer Laura Sutnick
Laura Sutnick
Criminal defense Attorney
Hackensack, NJ
Licensed for 29 years
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