Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate in May 2007 from Albany Law School. She served as Executive Editor for Business of the Albany Law Review, and published the case note “One Nation, Indivisible: American ‘Indian Country’ in the Wake of City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation,” 70 Albany Law Review (2007).
While at Albany Law School, Jennifer was a member of the American Bar Association National Negotiation Competition team, participated in the Senior Prize Trials, was the founder and chair of the Albany Law School Student Gift Campaign, and was a teaching assistant for Introduction to Lawyering. Jennifer also worked for the Civil Rights & Disabilities Law Project at the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center, representing special-needs clients in education matters, and she interned with the Honorable David N. Hurd at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York in Utica, with the Honorable Robert F. Julian at the New York State Supreme Court in Oneida County, and with the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.
Jennifer’s practice is focused on family and matrimonial law, including trial and appellate matters. Jennifer has been selected by Thompson Reuter’s for the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” list in the area of Family & Matrimonial Law in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Jennifer served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York from 2009 until 2014, and continues to support the Girl Scouts locally. She is also a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Tech Valley program through the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce. Jennifer is a member of the Albany County Bar Association and the Saratoga County Bar Association. She is also an active supporter of the Albany Fire Department Benevolent Association, the Albany Knickerbockers Rugby Football Club, and her neighborhood association.
Jennifer received her B.A. magna cum laude, in 2004, from Hamilton College with a concentration in Government and a minor in Theater. While at Hamilton, Jennifer studied economics and political science at the Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden. Among other activities, she was a member of the Gamma Xi sorority, the Hamilton College choir, and a women’s a cappella group.
Jennifer resides in Albany with her family.
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Jennifer’s Recent Reviews
Jen has been my attorney since the start of what was without the most traumatic and difficult thing that I have ever experienced. Throughout the entirety of it she has always been extremely professional both in and outside the courtroom. Well prepared, no-nonsense, straight to the point type of personality, which anyone in those positions can certainly appreciate. I am grateful for the help and guidance she has provided throughout, and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. – Anonymous
Having a issue in family court with the father having a lawyer and me given one that did not understand the whole situation . It appeared to me that he did not have my best interest addressed sufficiently. My mom couldn’t understand the unfairness and disrespect that was happening to me.
She immediately went on line to Avvo checking out specific lawyers . Jennifer was who she said I needed with all the investigating she did . She was right with just one appearance on my behalf was able to balance out the indifference and clear up the issues I was having not being represented accordingly by a well qualified attorney. I would strongly recommend Jennifer if you are in need of a highly skilled fast and efficient lawyer .
Thank you so much Jennifer – Angela
Tenacious and Caring
Jennifer Sunderlin helped me navigate the world of same-sex union prior to the SCOTUS decision that changed legal standing for same-sex couples on a federal level. Jen is personable, caring, and unrelenting in her advocacy for her clients. If I ever need anything related to family law in the future, Jen will be my first call! – Liz
Jennifer Sunderlin is a knowledgeable, resourceful professional who not only got me the outcome I desired, but also kept me informed, and helped me to remain calm through this difficult time. I would highly recommend Mrs. Sunderlin for anyone, man or woman, who needs a resourceful go getter with a heart! – Jolene
Generous, Supportive, Highly Professional and Kind
Mrs. Sunderlin has exceeded my expectations. Mrs. Sunderlin is an excellent attorney who prides herself on being thorough, practical and punctual. Mrs. Sunderlin works diligently for her clients making me feel as if I am her only client. Mrs. Sunderlin works hard for her clients. Hire Her! – Matthew
Jen stuck with me through thick and thin in a MISERABLE custody battle (is there any other kind??) spanning years and litigation in at least 3 different counties, dealing with uncaring Law Guardians and bizarre and ill conceived decisions from the Court. In each instance, she was well prepared for Court and was excellent in Motion Practice, ultimately winning several key points. Her negotiation skills are excellent, as was her professionalism and compassion throughout this horrible ordeal. – Dave