Brian G. Paul
Brian G. Paul
Partner, Executive Committee
Brian G. Paul, a Partner with the firm, practices exclusively in the matrimonial area of the law, and has effectively represented clients before the New Jersey Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Superior Courts of New Jersey and the Federal Court system. Brian is one of the few attorneys in New Jersey who has earned the title Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, meaning that our State’s highest court has recognized him as an expert on divorce and family law matters.
For his outstanding work in the area of Family Law, Brian has been listed in Woodward/White’s publication of “Best Lawyers in America” from 2013 to 2018, and been designated as Best Lawyers’ Princeton Metro Region “2015 Lawyer of the Year” and “2018 Lawyer of the Year.” In addition, from 2007 to present, through a rigorous selection process based upon peer voting and credentials research aimed at identifying the top 5% of all attorneys in the State of New Jersey, a blue ribbon panel named Brian a “Super Lawyer™”. In 2009, the blue ribbon panel compiling the Super Lawyers™ list identified Brian as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers™ in New Jersey. Brian was the only Mercer County Family Law Attorney in the Top 100, and one of only two attorneys in the County to be included in the Top 100. In 2006, Brian was included on the New Jersey Law Journal’s “40 under 40″ list. Brian also holds Martindale-Hubbell’s™ highest rating of “AV Preeminent” in both of his practice areas – Family Law and Appellate Practice.
Brian has substantial experience litigating all types of family law cases, including complex divorce actions, custody and parenting time trials, domestic violence hearings, and termination of parental rights cases. In addition, a significant portion of Brian’s practice is dedicated to handling all types of divorce/family law appeals before New Jersey’s Appellate courts. Brian receives many referrals for family law appellate work from other attorneys, which demonstrates their trust in his ability to handle the most difficult and complex legal issues.
A member of the New Jersey bar since 1995, Brian received his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for his superior skills in Legal Research and Writing. Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Brian serves as a panelist in both the Mercer County and Burlington County Matrimonial Early Settlement Programs, a privilege reserved for the most experienced matrimonial attorneys in those counties.
Areas of Practice
Family Law Appeals
Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court, 2006 – Present
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1995 J.D.
Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1991 B.A.
Honors and Awards:
Designated Best Lawyers in America, 2013-Present
Designated New Jersey SuperLawyers™, Family Law, 2007 – Present
Designated Top 100 NJ SuperLawyers™ (Only Mercer County Family Law Attorney Selected), 2009
Holds Martindale Hubbell™’s Highest Rating of AV-Preeminent (Family Law & Appellate Practice)
New Jersey State Bar Association, 2014 Amicus Curiae Award, Maeker v. Ross
Designated New Jersey Law Journal “40 Under 40″ List, 2006
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New Jersey State Bar
New Jersey State Bar Family Law Section, Executive Committee 2012 – Present
Appellate Practices Committee, NJ State Bar, September 1, 2007 – 2012
Matrimonial Lawyer’s Alliance
Mercer County Bar Association
Burlington County Bar Association
Major v. Maguire, 224 N.J. 1 (NJ Supreme Court, 2016).
In the Matter of the Adoption of a Child by J.E.V. & D.G.V., 226 N.J. 90 (NJ Supreme Court, 2016).
Gnall v. Gnall, 222 N.J. 414 (NJ Supreme Court, 2015).
Maeker v. Ross, 219 N.J. 565 (NJ Supreme Court, 2014).
Fawzy v. Fawzy, 199 N.J. 456 (NJ Supreme Court, 2009).
Lombardi v. Lombardi, 447 N.J. Super 26 (Appellate Division, 2016); certif. denied, 228 NJ 445 (2016)
Marshak v. Weser, 390 N.J. Super. 387 (App. Div. 2007).
Proctor v. Proctor, A-1702-09T1, 2011 WL 1160471 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 31, 2011).
Weaver v. Weaver, A-1449-03T5, 2005 WL 1562798 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. July 5, 2005).
Morse v. Morse, A-5971-05T1, 2007 WL 3101687 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 25, 2007), certif. denied, 194 N.J. 270 (2008).
Jackson v. Jackson, A-4868-07T1, 2009 WL 4724616 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Dec. 9, 2009).
Pizi v. Bolam, A-645-03T2, 2004 WL 3403231 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 21, 2004).
D. W. v. P. W., A-6227-07T1, 2009 WL 587099 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 10, 2009).
Cyr v. Cyr, A-5134-04T1, 2006 WL 2986624 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 20, 2006).
Antoniotti v. Antoniotti, A-645-03T2 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 21, 2004).
Hunter v. Humphrey, A-324-04T2 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Nov. 8, 2004).
J.C. v. J.M., A-1178-04T5 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2006).