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Amy Elizabeth Stutzke

Family Attorney at Parlin, NJ

4.8   19 reviews

also known as Amy Stutzke, Amy E. Stutzke

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 19 years
    New York - NY 18 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Suspended No misconduct found

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

About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    i practice all aspects of family law, including contested and uncontested divorce, post-judgment applications, domestic violence, child custody, child support, paternity, and adoption actions. My firm routinely litigates all of the foregoing.

  2. Business

  3. Employment and labor

  4. Estate planning

  5. Real estate

         The guiding philosophy of Stutzke Law is that mutual trust is the bedrock of all successful attorney-client relationships. In selecting Stutzke Law, you, as the client, place your trust in us to handle your case competently, diligently, and ethically. While we are honored and more than prepared for this undertaking, the truth is that the effective handling of your matter requires more than just our efforts. You are a critical part of the process. Here at Stutzke Law, we entrust our clients with the virtues of honesty, cooperation, and meaningful reflection on our advice.


         While we realize that you, as the client, are the “captain of the ship”, it is not our prerogative to sugarcoat the unknown or promise you unlikely results. Rather, we are here to give you what your hard-earned money is worth and what you can depend on - realistic, informed guidance based in fact and law. It is our hope that, together, as a collaborative unit, we will engage in reasoned, guided decision-making. As a result of this mutual trust and understanding, the results achieved will likely fall in line with the expectations of us both. In the end, you enjoy the benefit of cost-effective legal assistance, while we enjoy the satisfaction of a content client.


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The Law Office of Amy Stutzke, LLC
515 Washington Road
Unit # 2
Parlin, NJ, 08859


4.8 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Marc | January 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On point counselor
Ms. Stutzke handled my divorce. Excellent in her craft. Utmost in professionalism. She and her staff were quick to respond. Made it happen quick and painlessly since divorce can be messy. I am thankful for the work she did. I highly recommend Stutzke Law.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy with outcome
I hired Amy to help me in getting the court to allow me to leave NJ with my son. I was struggling so bad with daycare and cost of living here. My ex folded like paper the day of court due to her confidence and agreed to let me go. Thank you!
Posted by Miclene | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and excellent
Amy is always there when needed and helps with whatever the legal matter is. She is caring, accomplished and always an advocate. She does her job well and I am very grateful for it. I would highly recommend her for any legal matters you may have.
Posted by Vince | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Divorce Attorney I highly recommend
Amy represented me during a divorce from the very first call to the final signing. If reading this while researching for a divorce attorney you are probably stepping into what can be a very overwhelming situation. You will need to have someone on your team that you can trust and have confidence in while knowing they have a genuine concern for your success at every turn. I had met with several law firms when the time arrived for me to obtain representation for a divorce. I was not satisfied with any of them as they all seemed to have the same transaction approach, process and pushing fees up front. Not one was interested in hearing what I felt was needed to make this sensitive and difficult time more manageable. I continued the search to find the best fit for my needs until I found Amy and spoke to her. She patiently listened to me explain the history, all of my concerns and answered questions I had. When finished I stated I think all of this is important to know and she agreed. This for me made her stand out form the firms that I had spoken with previously. During the process she continuously demonstrated her knowledge, experience, skills and most importantly kept me confident of the outcome the entire time. Many times I was tankful she was on my side. After witnessing how she was unwavering and exuded a confidence that was unmatched on the other side helped me remain calm and have confidence throughout some tense times. If you are searching for representation during what will be a difficult time I would urge you to speak with Amy.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I am a client of Ms. Stutzke and have nothing but amazing things to say. I have been a client of Ms. Stutzke prior to and during the pandemic and she has been attentive to my situation as best as possible with all the delays caused by the pandemic but everyone involved during this time in the world did do the best they could. Ms. Stutzke is very caring about her client's situations and always has the best interest in her clients. She not only responds to you during normal working hours but even during off-hours. She allows contact through her personal cell phone and responds as adequately as possible through emails and text messages.
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Posted by Maria | June 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce Lawyer
Amy Stutzke is a hard working lawyer. She is compassionate, understanding to her client. She help me to understand my case and she is there to listen to what I want to say. I am lucky to have found her to represent me in my divorce case. I am not just a number to her. Amy took my case very diligently. I would definitely recommend her to all the people who needs legal advice and Representation.
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Posted by Nick | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amy is a straight up person. No dilly dally, no beating around the bush, etc. She will give you answers the first time. The staff is great. Would not hesitate to give her a call. She concentrates on whats important, and that ls what mattered to me, especially being the male..
Posted by Michael | July 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Very efficient, communicative and thorough. I was having trouble getting my divorce finalized with another lawyer who kept putting me off and actually had the nerve to tell me that she was busy dealing with clients who had "More important issues" for almost a full year. I called Amy and she met with me that week, took care of what needed to be done asap and i was divorced wishing 5 weeks. She did a fantastic job and was a really nice person to work with as well.
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Posted by Dana | June 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She is a Jersey gem!
I had numerous cases that Amy handled for me. Every one I got violations reduced to lesser offences ot completely dismissed in a couple of cases. Working with Amy was always a pleasant experience with no surprises. I highly recommend her for your attorney.
Posted by Jessie | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She goes above and beyond for her clients
I came to Ms. Stutzke with a real estate transaction where I was purchasing my first home. I was so excited and the process is so overwhelming and I knew nothing about the process. She and her assistant went above and beyond to make sure my transaction was running smoothly and took the time to explain things to me when I hadn't a clue. I know my purchase was not the easiest, but they made me feel like I was never a bother and handled the matter with the utmost care! Made me aware of anything that was going on, and responded to me almost immediately! I highly recommend them to anyone, they are a great team and sure show how much they care about their clients!
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Posted by Chris | August 3, 2014
A lawyer with character
Dedicated is not a word I use often to characterize people, but in Ms. Stutzke's case, that description is warranted. Not only was she determined and responsive, she was sensitive to my emotional needs during what might have been the worst time of my life. In the end, she achieved positive results without making empty promises. She is knowledgeable, respectful, and attentive. It is my pleasure to recommend her services.
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Posted by Michael | March 1, 2014
Highly recommended
I highly recommend Amy she is very professional and very knowlegable in divorce proceedings.I love the fact that day or night she was always available to answer any questions or guidance i needed. I hear alot of story's about lawyers not returning calls or not really being available at no time did ever feel that way with Miss Stutzke she truly goes above and beyond to make you feel like her only client.
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Posted by Dean in Phoenix AZ | January 25, 2012
Aggressive Litigation
I hired Amy Stutzke to handle an out of state child support issue. Amy was very helpful, she communicated constantly with me, she pursued the issues aggressively and when it was time to go to court, we were incredibly prepared and always on the same page. I would hire her again in a second and highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal assistance. Thank you, Dean in Phoenix AZ
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Posted by Steve P. | January 17, 2012
Stutzke Law Saved My Life!
My license is my lively hood with a slowing economy having to find new employment is getting harder with each day. I work for a construction company in which, keeping my license is my top priority but sometimes things can happen to harm that situation. I was stopped for an unfortunate no left turn at a traffic light. I was unfamiliar with the area and even after pleading my case to the officer, he didn’t want to hear my excuse, therefore was given a ticket for unsafe driving, which is a 4 point ticket in the state of New Jersey. I guess the cop was having a bad day. I received several tickets in the past and all the times I have tried to plea bargain with the prosecutors myself to try and not get any points at the same time. Some days you get lucky and some days you don’t. I didn’t want to chance this particular ticket because with the amount of points I already had on my abstract there was a very good chance I would lose my license if I were to occur points. This is when I did my research and appointed Amy Stutzke to represent me in this matter. She reinsured me that everything will be okay and there are ways to persuade the courts to possibly drop this moving violation down to a zero point ticket and pay a lesser fine. After she told me this, I felt better already. Finally, Court day comes and to my relief Amy Stutzke was able to speak to the prosecutor and successfully drop my 4 point Unsafe Driving ticket down to a Delaying Traffic Ticket which comes with no points and only a $90.00 Fine. I will be recommending you to my friends in need of you expertise. My case was settled without me lifting a finger! Thank You!
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2011
Excellent Attorney!
Amy Stutzke is a wonderful, precise and detailed attorney. I recently used her for a family court matter that had a long history. Amy worked hours upon hours on my cross motion until the entire picture was created. Her presentation was factual basis with many supporting exhibits, clearly written, and engaging. I can thank Amy for the superb response, I felt this really put me over on my adversary. Amy is very knowledgable and does not treat you like just another "case". She becomes personally involved, she was available day and night for me. She was always readily available to solve an issue immediately. Amy helps you through the emotional turmoil and makes sure you understand your rights. She has an extremely good sense of character, and can predict your adversary's next move. She is always ahead in the game. If it wasn't for Amy, I would have been rail roaded again. She will fight for your rights and for your best interest. She fights with her knowledge and heart. Thank You Amy !
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Posted by Miclene | April 20, 2011
Best lawyer I have ever met
She did an excellent job working on my divorce that was final yesterday. She is very knowledgeable about Court rules and writes her documents very well. I cannot say enough about her abilities. Our adversary in this matter gave her "Kudos" a few times in the work she did on my behalf. She is very smart and a worthy adversary against any lawyer. She worked tirelessly on my case- including a whole weekend when needed. She was always available when I had a question, no matter how minor it was. She clarified many terms for me since I don't speak legalease. My final support through Probation was very complicated and she helped the court officials to clarify the complexities and get it put into the system correctly. I will always be grateful for all her hard work and would hire her again without hesitation. Should anyone ever ask me if I know a good lawyer, I will recommend her everytime.
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Posted by Marie | March 22, 2011
Jersey's Best!!!
Ms. Stutzke is the most honorable, compasionate and caring attorney that I have ever worked with. Her knowledge and and foresight is clear from the onset. She listens with her heart and acts upon your issue with her legal knowledge. She is fun to be around and keeps a situation moving forward. She is not afraid of speaking her mind, but she is certainly a lady about it. You know for she that she has your best interest at heart and will guide you in the right direction at all times.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2011
One Amazing Lawyer
When I first separated from my spouse she was extremely vindictive and threatened to rake me over the coals if we divorced. She made unrealistic demands and was not open to compromise. I was frightened and confused and after much procrastination I came to the realization that I needed to seek legal advice. A family friend recommended a law firm and I made an appointment. This was my first experience with Ms. Stutzke and at the end of our review I felt like a great weight was lifted off my shoulders. She took the time to explain the life cycle of the divorce process to me in a way that I would understand it and she assured me that my ex wife’s outlandish threats had no legs. I was impressed with her professional attitude and she exuded a level of confidence that made me feel like I made the right decision with procuring her services. Due to Ms. Stutzke’s detailed knowledge of divorce litigation she was able to anticipate my adversary’s next moves which kept us one step ahead of them during my divorce and custody case. In my opinion, her proactive approach and eye for detail was the catalyst that caused my ex-wife’s lawyer to seek a settlement instead of taking his chances in court against her. I will always be indebted to Ms. Stutzke. She treated me like a person and not a revenue stream and always made me feel like my case was a priority as she continued to multitask with other clients. Sincerely, Kenneth
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Posted by Jennifer | July 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exercise caution if considering this attorney
After working with Amy over a year on a personal matter I was left with no other option than to terminate our agreement and retain another attorney. Her unresponsiveness, lack of professionalism, and pure negligence resulted in a waste of resources (time and money) as well as a fractured legal negotiation. I can not in good conscience recommend this attorney and highly suggest you take additional time to research alternative options as you will not have a successful outcome with Stutzke Law.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Amy Stutzke, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Strich Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Joseph Messina, P.J.
  • New Jersey Judiciary, Middlesex Vicinage, General Equity Part
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Rowan University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Woodrow Wilson Award for Proficiency in Constitutional Law
  • New York Law School
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Middlesex County Family Court
  • Early Settlement Panelist
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Amy
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is a compassionate, practical and tough attorney who produces results for her clients."
Domestic violence Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is tremendously knowledgable about family law, and I frequently draw on her knowledge and expertise. She understands the complexities of the law, as well as the human and practical elements inherent in divorce and family cases. She is very sharp, an excellent writer, and a persuasive advocate."
Family Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Amy for ten years. Over that time I have learned that Amy is a hard working and gifted attorney. Amy diligently prepares for all cases and tasks that she handles. I can honestly say that I know few other attorneys that have the combination of intelligence and work ethic that Amy possesses. Amy takes the time to review and prepare for any task that she handles, and this manner of preparation is a tremendous asset for any client that retains Amy. Amy has the capability to handle cases that many other attorneys would not be able to successfully litigate. She takes the time to understand her client’s point of view and accurately reviews the law to support her client’s position. Amy is empathetic and understanding of her clients’ needs. On a personal level, Amy has the ability to make clients feel at home in her office, and she is a down to earth person, who is easy to talk too. I would recommend Amy without reservation."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer. I have known Amy for several years and worked with her on several cases. She is extremely intelligent, analytical, sensitive and diligent in the manner in which she approaches cases. While she exhibits respect for clients by sharing her honest analysis of the merits of their respective cases, once engaged, she is dedicated to advancing their interests. Amy is also a fearless advocate, often taking on (and prevailing against) adversaries with more experience in a given field. I endorse her without hesitation."
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Parlin Family Lawyer Amy Elizabeth Stutzke
Amy Elizabeth Stutzke
Family Attorney
Parlin, NJ
Licensed for 19 years