Officers, Trustees and Young Lawyers Division Executive Board

Officers & Trustees


Laura C. Sutnick
BCBA President

Cynthia A. Petrowsky

James B. Seplowitz
1st Vice President

Geoffrey D. Mueller
 2nd Vice President

Nicole G. McDonough

Andrew G. Toulas

William I. Strasser
Immediate Past President

Jacqueline S. Guenego
Executive Director

Lucy Vargues
Assistant Director


Kelly Castor

Faudia A. Hameed Clemenza

Jhanice V. Domingo

Louis L. D’Arminio

Jessica A. Gomperts

Jason R. Finkelstein

Joseph L. Mecca Jr.

Sheila O’Shea-Criscione

Victoria R. Pekerman

William Quirk

Jason T. Shafron

John L. Shahdanian II

Brian E. Shea

Asaad K. Siddiqi


David Edelberg

NJSBA Trustee

The Young Lawyers Division

Matthew M. Nicodemo
YL Trustee

Bogdan Kachur

Omid S. Irani
Caroline C. Braga
Vice President

Eric J. Sarraga

Katherine Beilin

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Laura Sutnick

BCBA 126th President

Laura C. Sutnick

Laura C. Sutnick is an experienced criminal trial attorney who specializes in defending individuals in New Jersey and New York. She is certified by the State of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney
and has served as lead counsel for many
high-profile defendants.

She is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Boston University. Laura began her legal career at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office where she was a senior trial attorney. She is currently a partner at Sutnick & Sutnick, LLC, a law firm specializing in criminal defense. She has also represented defendants in the Appellate Division and in New Jersey’s Supreme Court. Recently, Laura served on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Joint Committee on Criminal Justice.

Laura is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School and was previously a trial skills advisor at the Cardozo School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program. In addition, she coached the Northern Valley Demarest Regional High School Mock Trial Team for many years. Laura has appeared as a guest commentator on Court TV offering her expert opinion.

Laura works with her husband, Warren, and has three children. She is proficient in Spanish.