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Former Prosecutors Turned
Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers
Paul B. Brickfield
Paul Brickfield is a criminal defense attorney. He has successfully represented individuals facing serious charges in the federal courts of New Jersey, the state courts of New Jersey and the municipal courts of New Jersey. He is a former high ranking federal and state prosecutor. He served as the Deputy Chief of the United States Attorney's Office in Newark, New Jersey where he prosecuted and supervised other attorneys in the prosecution of political corruption cases in New Jersey. In addition, while an Assistant United States Attorney at the same office, Mr. Brickfield prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including tax evasion, bank and loan fraud, significant drug dealing and other major offenses. He was recognized for his work with the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award. As a federal prosecutor, he gained the skills and reputation necessary to defend people in the federal courts in New Jersey.
Mr. Brickfield is also a former First Assistant Bergen County, New Jersey Prosecutor, which is the second ranking position in that office. As First Assistant, Mr. Brickfield supervised approximately 50 assistant prosecutors. In addition, Mr. Brickfield personally investigated and/or tried a number of significant cases, including cases involving sexual assault, homicide, corrupt policemen and violent crime.
Mr. Brickfield entered private practice as a criminal defense lawyer in 1993. In the following 20 years, he has been recognized as a quality criminal defense attorney. He is a Certified criminal trial attorney in the State of New Jersey. He has taken at least nine jury trial cases to verdict in addition to negotiating many positive resolutions for his clients. He has helped clients avoid criminal charges. He knows how to battle in court, as well as to reach appropriate resolutions. He has been and will be a zealous advocate for his clients. Mr. Brickfield is also a long standing member of the New York Bar and handles federal criminal matters in New York State.
RecognitionMr. Brickfield has been recognized by his peers as shown by his election a number of years ago as a trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. Mr. Brickfield has been named a Super Lawyer for both New Jersey and New York. He has a 10.0 rating by AVVO. Mr. Brickfield is active in many associations and Bar groups, including the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the Bergen County Bar Association.
Education and Background
Mr. Brickfield is a graduate of the College of Holy Cross Class of 1978 with a degree in political science. He graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Brickfield then attended the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated in 1981. He began his legal career in the litigation department of the Wall Street firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City.
Mr. Brickfield has been active in legal and related fields. He is a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association and is a member of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
He has lectured at criminal defense seminars. Mr. Brickfield formerly served as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the District of New Jersey for over 10 years and as a member of the New Jersey Attorney Ethics Committee for Bergen County South.
Mr. Brickfield has been active in the community as well and was previously a board member of the Alternatives to Domestic Violence agency in Bergen County and the Mid-Bergen Mental Health Services Association.