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 is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a 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 BL Rankings, LLC’s publication of Best Lawyers in America® from 2013 to 2020, and been designated as a Best Lawyers “2015 Lawyer of the Year” and “2018 Lawyer of the Year” in the Princeton-Metro region. 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 an 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.
Major v. Maguire, 224 N.J. 1 (NJ Supreme Court, 2016).
Bisbing v. Bisbing, 230 N.J. 309 (NJ Supreme Court, 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).
S.W. v. G.M., 462 N.J. Super. 522 (App. Div. 2020)
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).
New Jersey State Bar
Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2012 – Present
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
The Best Lawyers in America List Issued by BL Rankings, LLC – Family Law, 2013-2020
The Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year, Issued by BL Rankings, LLC – Family Law, Princeton Metro, 2015, 2018
New Jersey Super Lawyers™ List Issued by Thomson Reuters – Family Law, 2007 – 2020
Included in list of Top 100 NJ Super Lawyers™ (Only Mercer County Family Law Attorney Selected) issued by Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2019
Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated – Family Law & Appellate Practice
New Jersey State Bar Association – Amicus Curiae Award, Bisbing v Bisbing, 2018
New Jersey State Bar Association – Amicus Curiae Award, Major v. Maguire, 2016
New Jersey State Bar Association – Amicus Curiae Award, In the Matter of the Adoption of a Child by J.E.V. & D.G.V., 2016
New Jersey State Bar Association – Amicus Curiae Award, Gnall v. Gnall. 2015
New Jersey State Bar Association – Amicus Curiae Award, Maeker v. Ross, 2014
New Jersey Law Journal “40 Under 40″ List, 2006
Widener University School of Law – American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research and Writing
New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Attorney
J.D. – Widener University School of Law, 1995
B.A. – Rutgers College, 1991