Specializes in: Family law
Graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Class of 1965, B.A. degree
Student Council Sgt. at Arms
Member soccer and freshman baseball teams
American History and Government Major
Graduate of The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., Class of 1969
Juris Doctor degree
Member Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
Following graduation Mr. Sunshine served as medic in the United States Army Reserves and entered private practice continuing to the present.
After serving as an associate in the Law Firm of Lucille P. Russello, Esq. in North Arlington, New Jersey and with Back and Nussman, Esqs., in Hackensack, New Jersey, Mr. Sunshine became a Partner in the Law Firm of Back, Kelly and Sunshine and then Back and Sunshine, Esqs. In 1979 the Law firm of Draesel, Sunshine and Atkins with Mr. Sunshine serving as a senior Partner. The Firm has since grown significantly and is now known as Sunshine, Atkins, Minassian, Tafuri and D’Amato, Esqs.
Was admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey in 1972
Was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey in May, 1972
Was admitted as an attorney qualified to practice before U.S. Supreme Court in 1978
Is a member of the American, New Jersey, and Bergen County Bar Associations
Is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Past chairman and present member of the Bergen County Bar Association Family Law Committee
Former trustee of the Bergen County Legal Aid Society
Member Bergen County Legal Services Alternatives to Domestic Violence Panel
Panelist for the Bergen County, New Jersey Family Court Early Settlement Program
Regularly selected as a “Top” and “Super” Lawyer by the New Jersey Monthly Magazine
Member of the Assn. Of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003
Presenter and panelist for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Court appointed Guardian ad litem; Fiscal Discovery Master, Mediator
Former Rochelle Park, NJ and Montvale, NJ Municipal Prosecutor
Author of various articles for “Young Lawyers” and “Bergen Barrister” Publications
Master of ceremonies for various Family Law and Bar Association functions
The majority of Mr. Sunshine’s practice is related to Family Law.
He has tried numerous cases to conclusion. He has successfully handled all aspects of these matters including motion practice; oral argument, preparation of pleadings and briefs; appearances and participation in arguments before the Appellate Courts. Mr. Sunshine has also represented clients in Municipal Courts, civil and criminal matters. Several cases completed have been reported and remain viable such as Newburgh vs. Arrigo, 88 NJ 529 (1982) and Bauman vs. Mariaro 95 NJ 380 1984).
Mr. Sunshine’s philosophy is to handle these matters fairly and vigorously with concern for each client’s needs and interests.
Mr. Sunshine is married with one son (a practicing New York attorney), a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter, and a grandson.
To schedule a consultation, call Sunshine, Atkins, Minassian, Tafuri, D'Amato, & Beane, P.A. at 201.967.5060 or contact us online.
We serve clients in Bergen County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Essex County, Morris County, Sussex County,
Monmouth County and Middlesex County, and other areas in New Jersey from our offices located at
887 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 3, River Edge, NJ 07661.