Brian G. Paul
Brian G. Paul
Partner, Executive Committee
Brian G. Paul, a Partner with the firm and member of its executive committee, 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, the New Jersey Supreme 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 BL Rankings, LLC’s publication of Best Lawyers in America® from 2013 to 2020, and been designated as a 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, Brian was included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers™ issued by Thomson Reuters. In 2009 and 2019, the blue ribbon panel compiling the Super Lawyers™ list identified Brian as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers™ in New Jersey. 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, but specializes in litigating, mediating and arbitrating financially complex high net worth divorce actions. Due to his vast experience in litigating the most difficult of family law related issues. Brian is frequently asked to serve as a arbitrator/mediator or co-counsel in such cases.
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, who has been involved in many appellate cases that have helped shape New Jersey family law, has been awarded the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Amicus Curiae Award on five separate occasions for his efforts in representing and advocating the NJ State Bar Association’s position on family law cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court.
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 presently serves as a co-chair of the Mercer County Early Settlement Program, and sits on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Family Law Executive Committee and Amicus Committee.
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:
Top 100 NJ Super Lawyers – Family Law, Issued by Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2019
The Best Lawyers in America List Issued by BL Rankings, LLC, 2013-2020; Family Law
NJ Super Lawyers List Issued by Thomson Reuters – Family Law, 2007 – 2019
Designated New Jersey Law Journal “40 Under 40″ List, 2006
New Jersey State Bar Association, 2018 Amicus Curiae Award – Bisbing v. Bisbing
New Jersey State Bar Association, 2014 Amicus Curiae Award, Maeker v. Ross
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing
Holds Martindale Hubbell™’s Highest Rating of AV-Preeminent (Family Law & Appellate Practice)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New Jersey State Bar
New Jersey State Bar Family Law Section, Executive Committee 2012 – Present
New Jersey State Bar Association Amicus Curiae Committee, 2018 – 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).
Bisbing v. Bisbing, 230 N.J. 309 (2017)
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).