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Stephanie Canas Hunnell

Family Attorney at Asbury Park,, NJ

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 19 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

Hunnell Law helps various clients prepare and plan for their future. We assist clients going through a divorce to ensure they receive a fair and equitable settlement. We litigate matters when necessary to protect our clients rights for child support, spousal support, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, and parenting time. As advocates for your future, we also sit with clients to assist them with estate plans. Hunnell Law also handles legal malpractice matters, in those events when your former attorney did not meet his/her obligations to you. 

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Hunnell Law Group, LLC
408 7th Avenue
PO Box 531
Asbury Park,, NJ, 07712

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Posted by Dhiren Mavani | May 20, 2014
Excellent and very talented. Felt like was working with family.....
I hired Stephanie as my attorney for my divorce, She was best of the best ,the first time I met her she made me so comfortable and stress free .I went thru an extremely difficult and nasty divorce- orders of protection, I had time limits just to visit my own daughter. Yet, because of the incredible work done by Ms. Hunnell I got lots time to spend with my daughter and a very satisfying divorce. I also got my HOUSE BACK from my EX. wife.....Ms. Hunnell truly cared about my case. She herself or her staff was answering my questions, calls and emails very fast. I felt like I was texting her via email back and forth. Honestly I dealt with lots of other lawyers who take there own time to respond and keeps you in stress but not her, she is very good. I will always remember how hard she fought and worked in court for me. I deeply respect Ms. Hunnell's professionalism and I trust her with my life. I am an extremely happy client and I am proud to refer her to anyone.
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Posted by g | October 15, 2011
wish I found her earlier....
Stephanie was what I wanted in a lawyer - professional, responsive, intelligent, caring and assertive. I had dealings with other lawyers who, maybe due to their age (or laziness) where very unresponsive and often ignorant of basic facts. Stephanie was totally on top of the situation. I totally recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2011
Grateful for Support and Professional Guidance
Ms. Hunnell and her staff were supportive and professional in assisting me with my particular situation which was filled with uncertainty and stress. Stephanie was there to answer my questions and calm ANY anxiety that arose from legal as well other matters regarding the stressful situation I was facing. She assisted me in decision making and was understanding of my particular financial dilemma. I always knew that that she could could be reached if not by phone, through email or by leaving her a message. She or someone on her staff would contact me in a prompt manner. This was important and reassuring. She was also there for me when needed in court and her manner in dealing with the professionals there was respectful and professional. I also felt that those professionals we encountered extended that respect and professionalism to her. I felt her manner with me to be supportive and instructive. If if wasn't necessary for her to be in court with me she provided me with guidance and advice as to how I should handle what I was facing, in a effort to help me keep the cost of her services down. This was an issue for which I was most grateful. Her office was efficient in provided the written legal documents that were required in a timely and organized manner. I would turn to her again if the need arose and would recommend her to a friend facing a similar legal needs. Her manner is professional, knowledgeable yet caring and sensitive.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hunnell Law
  • 2007 - Present


  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miken v. Hind
  • Trial court's decision not to equitably distribute all assets of the domestic partnership was upheld.
  • Larrison v. Larrison
  • Successfully secured a remand
  • Diehl v. Diehl
  • Secured credit for lump sum disability benefits.


  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Treasurer, GLBT Rights Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ocean-Monmouth Inn of Family Law Court
  • Executive Committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • Haydn Proctor American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ocean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013


Speaking Engagements

  • GLBT Update 2012
  • Ethics
  • 2012
  • GLBT Update 2011
  • DOMA
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Stephanie
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Throughout the years I have known Ms. Hunnell, I observed her zealously advocate for her clients while remaining settlement oriented. Her knowledge of the law, her advocacy skills and her litigation skills make Ms. Hunnell a fine example for the legal community. It was for these reasons that I decided to team up with Ms. Hunnell and work together to help the members of our community through these difficult times. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephanie is a professional and a tireless advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sent a client to Staephanie and she did some remarkable work. There is no better compliment than a satisfied client and Stephanie achieved some amazing results."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephanie was a consummate professional and tireless advocate for her client. She was extremely knowledgeable and always well prepared. She was a pleasure to work with on w very contentious matter."
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Stephanie, a go-to-the-mat lawyer who knows how to look out for people who need someone on their side. She fights for her clients and has an uncanny knack for putting together good strategies and winning cases."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hunnell is a bright attorney and is a passionate advocate for her clients. Her dedication to providing quality legal services is also evidenced by her volunteer activities in the legal community. I endorse this attorney without hesitation."
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