Brian G. Paul

Co-Managing Partner, Executive Committee

Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney

Brian Paul

Phone: 609.275.0400
Fax: 609.779.6065
BPaul@szaferman.com

101 Grovers Mill Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Meet Brian G. Paul, our Co-Managing Partner and a highly accomplished matrimonial attorney. A member of our firm’s executive committee, Brian has been instrumental in providing unparalleled legal representation and guidance to our clients. With nearly 30 years of experience, he has earned a reputation throughout New Jersey as an expert in divorce and family law matters.

Brian’s exemplary work in Family Law has earned him a spot in the Best Lawyers in America® list by BL Rankings, LLC every year since 2013. He was also named “2015 Lawyer of the Year,” “2018 Lawyer of the Year,” and “2023 Lawyer of the Year” in the Princeton-Metro region. Since 2007, Brian has been included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers™ issued by Thomson Reuters, which recognizes the top 5% of all attorneys in the state. He was also identified as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers™ in New Jersey by the blue-ribbon panel in 2009, 2019, and 2021.

As one of the few attorneys in New Jersey who is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney, Brian is recognized as an expert on divorce and family law matters. He also holds Martindale-Hubbell’s™ highest rating of “AV Preeminent” in both of his practice areas – Family Law and Appellate Practice.

With vast experience in litigating the most challenging family law issues, Brian specializes in litigating, mediating, and arbitrating financially complex high net worth divorce actions. He is often sought to serve as an arbitrator/mediator or co-counsel in such cases.

A significant part of Brian’s practice involves handling all types of divorce/family law appeals before New Jersey’s Appellate courts. He has been involved in many appellate cases that have helped shape New Jersey family law, and his efforts have been recognized by the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has been awarded the Amicus Curiae Award on six 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.

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. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Brian presently serves as co-Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Amicus Committee, as well as a member of its Family Law Executive Committee.

With his extensive experience and impressive track record, Brian is committed to helping his clients navigate the complexities of divorce and family law with unparalleled legal representation and guidance.

Cardali v Cardali, 255 N.J. 85 (New Jersey Supreme Court 2023)
Moynihan v. Lynch, 250 N.J. 60 (New Jersey Supreme Court 2022)
S.W. v. G.M., 462 N.J. Super. 522 (App. Div. 2020)
Bisbing v. Bisbing, 230 N.J. 309 (NJ Supreme Court, 2017).
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).
Lombardi v. Lombardi, 447 N.J. Super 26 (Appellate Division, 2016); certif. denied, 228 NJ 445 (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).
Weidel v. Weidel, 2021 WL 5365655 (App. Div. 2021)
D.A.M. v. M.J.M., 2020 WL 4524930 (App. Div. 2020) certif. denied 244 N.J. 404 (2020)
Mahar v. Clark, 2022 WL 1397373 (App. Div. 2022)
Proctor v. Proctor, A-1702-09T1, 2011 WL 1160471 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 31, 2011).
Fawzy v. Fawzy, 199 N.J. 456 (NJ Supreme Court, 2009).
Jackson v. Jackson, A-4868-07T1, 2009 WL 4724616 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Dec. 9, 2009).
D. W. v. P. W., A-6227-07T1, 2009 WL 587099 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Mar. 10, 2009).
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).
Marshak v. Weser, 390 N.J. Super. 387 (App. Div. 2007).
Cyr v. Cyr, A-5134-04T1, 2006 WL 2986624 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 20, 2006).
J.C. v. J.M., A-1178-04T5 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2006).
Weaver v. Weaver, A-1449-03T5, 2005 WL 1562798 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. July 5, 2005).
Pizi v. Bolam, A-645-03T2, 2004 WL 3403231 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Oct. 21, 2004).
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

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 – 2024
The Best Lawyers in AmericaLawyer of the Year, Issued by BL Rankings, LLC – Family Law, Princeton Metro, 2015, 2018, 2023
New Jersey Super Lawyers™ List Issued by Thomson Reuters – Family Law, 2007 – 2024
Included in list of Top 100 NJ Super Lawyers™ (Only Mercer County Family Law Attorney Selected) issued by Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2019, 2021
Martindale Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rated – Family Law & Appellate Practice

New Jersey State Bar Association – Amicus Curiae Award, Moynihan v. Lynch 2022
New Jersey State Bar Association-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