Sunny focuses her practice on the defense of design and construction professionals, both independently and through their insurance carriers, in complex construction defect suits asserting a variety of claims, such as building and design-related deficiencies.
These large and complex construction defect suits often involve multiple parties in which issues of code violations, negligence, breach of contract and fraud are at issue, as well as insurance coverage claims under GL policies. Similarly, Sunny defends contractors and design professionals in claims involving construction site accidents. She also defends manufacturers in product liability actions.
In addition to the above, Sunny regularly handles environmental claims and serves as counsel in litigation involving leaking underground storage tanks, groundwater contamination, and claims pursuant to the New Jersey Spill Compensation Act.
Sunny has brought a significant amount of litigation experience with her when she joined the firm in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, Sunny was a construction litigation attorney who represented builders and contractors in complex construction defect suits. Prior to gaining experience in the construction litigation arena, Sunny briefly focused her practice in ERISA litigation handling health, life and disability benefit claims and the defense of insurance companies in connection with said claims.
In 1997 Sunny received her B.A. in Political Science from Seton Hall University. She then entered Widener University School of Law and received her juris doctor in 2000. Following law school, she served as judicial secretary to the Honorable Sallyanne Floria, J.S.C. in the Chancery Division, Family Part, Essex County, New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State, New York State and Essex County Bar Associations, and is the Northeast Regional Associate for the Women's Construction Litigation Alliance , a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the role of women in construction defect litigation.
•Statute of Repose and PREDFDA in New Jersey Construction Defect Law, Construction Defect Claims Manager Association, March 2013
•Construction Defect in the State of New Jersey, Construction Defect Claims Managers Association, March 2013
•If You Build It, They Will Sue, New Jersey Law Journal, March 27, 2006, co-author
•If You Build It, They Will Sue: Construction Defect Litigation In The Garden State And The Trend Of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 2005, co-author
Honors & Awards
•New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010-2013
Year Joined Organization: 2005