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I'm a lifelong resident of New Jersey.  My wife and I have been married for 26 years.  We have 2 daughters, a son-in-law, two dogs, a bird and a horse.   My law practice is limited to Bankruptcy.  As a Master at the Bankruptcy Inn of Court for New Jersey, I've taught the subject to other attornies.  I've lectured on Bankruptcy,  I've written about it,  and most importantly, I've helped many people through the most stressful times of their lives.  I believe that everyone deserves a Fresh Start.


Contact info

18 Green Road
PO Box 187
Sparta, NJ, 07871

181 New Road
Suite 201
Parsippany, NJ, 07054


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 100%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Joseph M Hoffmann

    My Office and I have worked with Dean Sutton for over 20 years. He is a bankruptcy "go to" expert for us. We regularly refer clients to Dean because of his bankruptcy expertise. Joseph M. Hoffmann, Esq. Newton NJ


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Attorney MemberLawyers Advisory Committee to the Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey2000
Master of the BenchBankruptcy Inn of Court1997
Board Certified Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDean G Sutton, Esq.1981 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy LawSussex County Community College1988 - 1990
Staff AttorneyAyco1979 - 1981
AuditorState of New Jersey Office of Fiscal Affairs1974 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A1987 - Present
Morris County Bar AssociationN/A1985 - Present
Sussex County Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Ryker, 315 B.R. 664 (Bankr. D.N.J. 2004)We were successful. The sale was set aside
In re Winogora, 209 B.R. 632 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1997)My client kept his house and didn't have to pay the taxes advanced by the lender.
In re Nepil, 206 B.R. 72 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1997)We were able to negotiate a successful modification. My client was able to keep her home.
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Bankruptcy Manual (ICLE)Representing Debtors In Chapter 13 Cases2006
Seminar Book and Materials - ICLEThe New Bankruptcy Law2005
Seminar Materials - 7th Annual Bench-Bar ConferenceChapter 13: Nuts & Bolts1999
6th Annual Bankruptcy Bench-Bar ConferenceAvoiding and Removing Liens in Chapters 7 & 131998
Norton Bankruptcy Law AdviserModification of Home Mortgages Under Section 1322(c)(2)1997
4th Annual Bench-Bar Conference Article for SeminarChapter 13 Practice: From Filing To Confirmation1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Pennsylvania State UniversityGeneral Arts & SciencesBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarThe New Bankruptcy Law2005
7th Annual Bankruptcy Bench-Bar ConferenceChapter 13: Nuts & Bolts1999
6th Annual Bankruptcy Bench-Bar ConferenceAvoiding and Removing Liens in Chapters 7 & 131998
4th Annual Bench-Bar ConferenceChapter 13 Practice: From Filing To Confirmation1998
GET SMART! Understanding Current Issues in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Consumer BankruptciesRepresenting Debtors in Consumer Bankruptcies1997
Basic Chapter 13 PracticeRepresenting Debtors in Chapter 13 Cases1991