Our Lawyers

Christopher Dunn – Managing Attorney

Mr. Dunn has experience managing a comprehensive docket of both transactional and litigation based cases  He has handled a variety of residential property transaction ranging from individual purchases to investor lead joint ventures as well as drafting leases and litigating issues in the landlord/tenant arena.  He has personally handled hundreds of felony cases through every aspect of the litigation process.  In addition to trying cases, he negotiated favorable plea agreements, argued numerous motions and conducted testimonial evidentiary hearings.

A proud Rutgers School of Law-Newark alum, he was selected to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal while completing his law degree.

Prior to law school, Mr. Dunn served on Active Duty with the United States Army for over five years.  There, he obtained a comprehensive set of leadership skills that form the foundation for his philosophy that every client and every case needs a comprehensive legal strategy, and a lawyer skilled enough to constantly adapt to the ever changing legal landscape.  Whether in combat overseas, or while providing humanitarian aid in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he regularly worked under extraordinary pressure to manage multiple projects on tight timelines, often with life or death implications.

Mr. Dunn brings all of his experience to bear for his clients.  No two cases are the same, and the implications can be life changing.  Mr. Dunn recognizes that and it is at the center of his representation.

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law-Newark
    • Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes Prize, (Graduate who achieved the best record in New Jersey Practice)
    • Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal
  • B.A., University of Delaware
    • Major: History
    • Army ROTC – Distinguished Military Graduate

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • State of New York

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court, Associate Member

 

Amy Jane Agnew – Of Counsel

Ms. Agnew has litigated and/or successfully settled numerous matters in federal and state court, including federal constitutional right cases; first amendment cases; commercial litigation matters; partition actions for real property; and complex probate matters.  Ms. Agnew also has vast experience negotiating bullying, ADA and “counseling out” cases against private and public schools, ensuring that students can get back to school and their normal lives as soon as possible.

Ms. Agnew continues to educate herself on the law as it develops and as it relates to her clients. She served as the Graduate Fellow in Constitutional Law at Rutgers School of Law – Newark, where she guided law students through complex constitutional litigation, both aiding students and continuing to learn.  She now serves as a Graduate Fellow in Legal History in which role she conducts legal history research and academic writing, as she believes the law is both a science and a social art that must be studied as it has been and as it is developing.  These academic pursuits enrich Ms. Agnew’s law practice and ensure her clients have not only a highly skilled practitioner, but an ever-learning scholar and thinker on their side.

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers Law School – Newark
    •     Nancy Stiles Scholar in Environmental Law
    •    Former  Graduate Fellow in Constitutional Litigation
    •    Graduate Fellow in Legal History
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University
    •    Robert J. Brauer Scholar
    •    Dean’s List Distinction
    •    Thesis of Distinction
    •    Graduated with Honors

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • New Jersey State
  • United States District Court,   Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court,  Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court,   District of New Jersey

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Committee on Appellate Practice
  • Member, New York State Bar Committee on Federal Procedure
  • Member, New York City Bar Litigation Committee

Recent Legal History Publications

Happy Birthday Miranda and How Old Are You, Really?  43 Northern Kentucky Law Review, 301 (2016) (with co-author, George C. Thomas, III) – a history on the development of the Miranda rights in Nineteenth-century America