Sean P. Gaynor, Esq.

Family & Criminal Law | New Jersey & New York

Sean is an experienced litigator who understands that every case deserves particularized attention and detail.  Since joining Daly & Associates in 2019, Sean has devoted the majority of his practice to serving family law clients, handling cases ranging from simple to complex and ensuring that his clients achieve the best possible outcomes.

Prior to joining Daly & Associates, Sean was an Assistant Prosecutor with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.  Sean was assigned to the Trial Team where he regularly handled large caseloads quickly and efficiently.  Sean’s caseload included all types of criminal matters, including charges related to controlled dangerous substances, burglaries, robberies, sexual assault, domestic violence, shoplifting, and firearms related offenses.  Sean successfully litigated various motions, including motions related to New Jersey’s “Bail Reform” law.  He has conducted both grand jury appearances and jury trials, and has excelled in each.  A staunch advocate for victim’s rights, Sean attended the prestigious Gunderson Finding Words/Child First NJ training, where he learned how to handle forensically sound interviews of children of all ages.

Sean’s experience at the Prosecutor’s Office allows him to prepare cases on a “two track” mentality: looking to settle at the first opportunity, while also preparing for trial in case a fair settlement does not come together.  This strategy keeps him ahead of his peers, and he is able to negotiate fair settlements that are favorable to his clients because he knows how to ensure his clients can get positive results at trial.  Sean also understands that some cases cannot settle.  If a case has to be tried, Sean is always prepared and ready to ensure a positive outcome.  Since joining Daly & Associates, Sean has continued to hone his trial skills, trying cases related to domestic violence Final Restraining Orders, child custody and parenting time, and similar issues.

Sean was a law clerk for the Honorable Ann R. Bartlett in Warren County during Judge Bartlett’s tenure in the family division.  Being in a smaller county exposed Sean to every type of family law case, and gave him a general knowledge of all things family law.  He has been able to apply that knowledge to his current client’s cases, giving them advice and insight into what direction a judge may go in order to allow them to make informed decisions of how to proceed.  During his time with Judge Bartlett, Sean served as a trained mediator and assisted the Judge with all aspects of her calendar, particularly motion practice.  He quickly became well versed in all areas of family law including equitable distribution, alimony, child custody, parenting time, and support, college contribution, and other matters.

A graduate of the Catholic University of America and the Columbus School of Law (cum laude), Sean spent seven years living in the District of Columbia.  During his time there, he continued to focus on his litigation skills, joining the Columbus School of Law’s National Mock Trial Team and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office (MD) Criminal Prosecution Clinic.  This clinic allowed him to try misdemeanor-level cases in front of a judge.  Sean also worked as an intern with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and appeared in Court during that time.

Sean is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and the State of New York.  He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Association and serves as a volunteer attorney for the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project.

Outside of his law career, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife, Kaitlin, and his two young children, Daniel and Abigail.  Sean also volunteers his time as the coach of Union Catholic Regional High School (his alma mater)’s Debate Team.

Sean was selected to New Jersey Family Magazine’s Best Lawyers for Families for 2021, and was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2022.  The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at SuperLawyers.  A description of the methodology for Best Lawyers for Family can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Professional Associations

  • Member, Morris County Bar Association


  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association


  • Volunteer Attorney, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project


Awards and Certifications

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star


  • New Jersey Best Lawyers for Family



  • Gunderson ChildFirst Finding Words Child Forensic Interview Training

    Attended 2017

  • New Jersey TopGun Narcotics Investigation & Prosecution

    Attended 2018

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