Warren S. Sutnick

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Hackensack, New Jersey

Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC
Warren S. Sutnick
Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in New Jersey since: 1991

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

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Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC

21 Main Street
Suite 200W
Hackensack, NJ 07601 Visit website


A former prosecutor turned defense attorney, Warren S. Sutnick is a valued partner at Sutnick & Sutnick Attorneys at Law. He serves clients throughout New Jersey, as well as in the Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County New York, and surrounding areas. His practice is focused on  criminal litigation and DWI/DUI defense.

Known for his extensive knowledge concerning financial crimes and money laundering, Mr. Sutnick is often asked to attend global engagements as a lecturer for organizations such as the Texas Bankers Association, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of Singapore. He is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association.

Mr. Sutnick earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and then received a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School. He brings over 25 years of experience to his clients that includes serving as vice president of the financial firm, Morgan Stanley. In matters regarding criminal charges, Mr. Sutnick’s background enables him to anticipate the prosecution’s next steps and prepare for them. He is highly focused and gives honest, practical advice to clients on the following matters: drug possession and distribution, online solicitation of a minor, domestic violence, traffic violations, theft, assault and child pornography.

A seasoned trial attorney, Mr. Sutnick has successfully represented many people in thousands of tough cases before state and federal courts. He takes a unique approach to every case.  Understanding that every situation is different, Mr. Sutnick aggressively and vigorously explores every avenue to obtain the ideal results for his clients.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1991, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://www.sutnicklaw.com/Attorneys/Warren-S-Sutnick.shtml

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Business Continuity, Gruss & Co., 2004
  • Updates on the New Jersey marijuana law, Speaker, Bergen County Bar Association, 2021
  • Panel Discussion of Screening of film "Crime After Crime", Speaker, 2012
  • Financial Fraud Seminar, Lecturer, Fiduciary And Investment Risk Management Association, 2006
  • Financial Fraud, Lecturer, Risk Management In The Banking Community, 2005
  • Lectured on Identity Theft at 18th Annual Training Conference, Lecturer, FIRMA, 2004
  • USA Patriot Act, Lecturer, National Association Of State Boards Of Accountancy, 2003
  • Reducing International Fraud, Lecturer, Marcus Evans, 2002
  • Prevention of Financial Crime, Moderator, International Quality And Productivity Center, 2002
  • Federal Financial Crimes, Lecturer, American Conference Institute, 2002
  • Actimize Compliance Guide to Financial Crime Prevention, White Collar Crime: The Growing Epidemic of Identity Theft, 2007
  • Financial Profile of a Terrorist: A Summary of the Financial Activity related to 9/11/01, Gruss & Co. Compliance Updates, 2002
  • Lecturer, Creating and Executing an Effective Money Laundering Program, ACI, 2002
  • Lecturer, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Hedge Funds, LLR, 2003
  • Lecturer, International Compliance with Money Laundering Laws, Bank of Singapore, 2002
  • Lecturer, Complying with the US Office of Foreign Asset Control, Control Risk Group, 2002
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2002
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office Alumni Association
  • American Institute of DWI/DUI Attorneys
  • New Jersey School Boards Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1996
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Municipal Court Committee
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2003
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Bergen County Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • National Association for Justice
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Haworth Board of Education (2009 to 2017)
Educational Background:
  • Rutgers University, BA, 1987
  • NJ v. Shin, 2013
  • New York v Olive DWI trial in Manhattan, 2016
  • NJ v. Daniels, 2012
  • NJ v. Phelan, 2015
  • NJ v. Rodriguez, 2013
  • NJ v. Donnelly, 2015
  • NJ v. Tomat, 2015
  • NJ v. Kirkland, 2015
  • New Jersey v Anthony Cucchiara DWI case in which the BAC reading was suppressed, 2016
  • NJ v. Doss, 2014
  • New Jersey v O'Connor DWI and refusal case in which the refusal was dismiseed after hearing., 2016
  • NJ v. Naranjo-Lopez, 2008
  • NJ v. McAuley, 2015
  • NJ v. Jiang, 2015
  • NJ v. Lovuolo, 2015
  • NJ v. Stone, 2015
  • NJ v. Croissant, 2015
  • NJ v. Nobles, 2014
  • NJ v. Wiesner, 2015
  • New Jersey v Kamran Gasimov DWI trial, Not Guilty, 2016
  • NJ v. Osore, 2012
  • NJ v. Hopkins, 2015
  • NJ v. Rodriguez, 2010
  • NJ v. Keethe, 2015
  • NJ v. Santana, 2013
  • NJ v. Wilson, 2015
  • NJ v. Reyes, 2013
  • NJ v. Shah, 2015
  • New Jersey v Sonam Tenzing DWI case in which the BAC results were suppressed., 2016
  • 10 Best Attorney Award for the State of New Jersey, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
  • , Top Attorney, Bergen Magazine, 2021
  • , Client Choice Award, AVVO, 2022
  • Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2019
  • , Client Choice, AVVO, 2020
  • , Top Lawyers, 201 Magazine, 2020
  • , Top Lawyers, Bergen Magazine, 2020
  • Client Choice Award, AVVO, 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of New Jersey, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2014
  • Client Choice Award, AVVO, 2016
  • Bergen County's Top Lawyers, Bergen Magazine, 2017
  • Bergen County Best Lawyers, 201 Magazine, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award, AVVO, 2013
  • Bergen County Best Lawyers, 201 Magazine, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award, AVVO, 2014
  • Top Lawyers 2015, Criminal Defense, 201 Magazine
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as a Municipal Court Law Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, 2020
Representative Clients:
  • FedEx, 2021
  • Goya Food Services, 2019
Industry Groups:
  • American Association Of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • American Institute Of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • National College For DUI Defense Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers Association

Office location for Warren S. Sutnick

21 Main Street
Suite 200W
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: 201-212-4532


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