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Former Prosecutors Turned
Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers
Paul B. Brickfield
Backed by Ample Experience and Ready to Protect Your Future
Criminal defense attorney Paul Brickfield has successfully represented individuals facing serious charges in the federal courts, state courts, and municipal courts of New Jersey. He began his legal career in the litigation department of the Wall Street firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York City. In 1993, Attorney Brickfield entered private practice in 1993. In the last 20 years, he has been recognized as a quality criminal defense attorney and a certified criminal trial attorney in New Jersey.
In the past, he has:
- Taken at least nine jury trial cases to verdict
- Negotiated many positive resolutions for his clients
- Helped clients avoid criminal charges
Former Career as a Prosecutor
Mr. Brickfield is also a former First Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor. As First Assistant, Mr. Brickfield supervised approximately 50 assistant prosecutors. In addition, he personally investigated and/or tried a number of significant cases, including cases involving:
- Sexual assault
- Corrupt policemen
- Violent crime
As a former high ranking federal and state prosecutor, he has handled a wide variety of cases, including:
- Tax evasion
- Bank and loan fraud
- Significant drug dealing
- Other major offenses
He served as the Deputy Chief of the United States Attorney's Office in Newark where he prosecuted and supervised other attorneys. 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.
Recognition and Awards
Mr. 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.
Memberships and Associations
- The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
- The Bergen County Bar Association
- The New York Bar
- The Criminal Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association
- The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
- The New Jersey State Bar Association
College of Holy Cross Class- 1978 (Major: Political science)
- Graduated magna cum laude
- Member of Phi Beta Kappa
- University of Virginia School of Law- 1981
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.