AboutYour Defense Attorneys
We have both formerly served as prosecutors. Paul B. Brickfield was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey and served as a Deputy Chief of the Special Protection Unit. He then became First Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor. Joseph R. Donahue was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office where he served as the Chief of the Criminal Investigations Squad and also served as Assistant Chief of the Trial Section. While some prosecutors turned defenders are only familiar with one stage of the prosecution process, we rose in the ranks to supervisory positions as prosecutors. We know the sophisticated inner workings of all phases of criminal prosecutions, from overseeing investigations, directing charging decisions, presenting cases to the grand jury for indictment, the plea process, the trial process and finally the sentencing process.
Now we are Specialists in Criminal Law and are Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Criminal Trial Attorneys. This means that we have passed the rigorous requirements to becoming experts in the criminal justice system of New Jersey. We have handled criminal trials as both prosecutors and defense counsel in the Federal, State and Municipal Courts of New Jersey. We understand how trials are won and lostand we are ready to put our decades of experience and expertise to work for you.