Attorney Profile

Paul B. Brickfield

Paul B. Brickfield is an experienced and energetic criminal defense attorney. He has successfully represented individuals facing serious charges in the federal courts in New Jersey and New York and in the state courts and municipal courts of New Jersey. He is a certified criminal trial attorney in New Jersey for the past 16 years.

Mr. Brickfield has over 25 years experience as a criminal defense lawyer. He was also a successful high-ranking federal and county prosecutor. He was an Assistant United States Attorney and was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit, in the United States Attorney's Office in New Jersey where he supervised other federal prosecutors and personally prosecuted cases involving fraud, drugs and political corruption. Mr. Brickfield also served as the First Assistant Prosecutor, the second highest ranking prosecutor, for the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, supervising approximately 50 assistant prosecutors and numerous detectives, as well as personally handling significant prosecutions, jury trials, and appeals involving sexual assault cases, homicides, corrupt police officers and violent crimes.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Ready to Protect Your Future

Paul B. Brickfield is an experienced and energetic criminal defense attorney. He has successfully represented individuals facing serious charges in the federal courts in New Jersey and New York and in the state courts and municipal courts of New Jersey. He is a certified criminal trial attorney in New Jersey for the past 16 years. 

Among Mr. Brickfield's accomplishments for his clients include:

Complete exoneration of a doctor in a state court jury trial
Complete dismissal of charges against a school superintendent in state court after a six-week trial and two successful appeals
Acquittal in federal court at a jury trial for a client-facing a 10-year minimum sentence on a drug charge
Acquittal in state court for a client at a jury trial facing first-degree drug charges involving the seizure by the New Jersey State Police of one of the largest cocaine stashes in New Jersey history
Acquittals of DWI cases and other charges in New Jersey municipal courts
Total dismissal of cases including a federal union embezzlement indictment, a state court case of first-degree sexual assault, and numerous domestic violence restraining orders and contempt charges.
Closing of federal and state investigations with no charges filed in cases including allegations of loan fraud, minority set-aside contracts, and date rape.
Negotiations of favorable plea agreements, if required, greatly reducing potential range of punishments for clients.
Dismissal of domestic violence allegations

Mr. Brickfield has over 25 years experience as a criminal defense lawyer. He was also a successful high-ranking federal and county prosecutor. He was an Assistant United States Attorney and was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit, in the United States Attorney's Office in New Jersey where he supervised other federal prosecutors and personally prosecuted cases involving fraud, drugs and political corruption. Mr. Brickfield also served as the First Assistant Prosecutor, the second highest ranking prosecutor, for the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, supervising approximately 50 assistant prosecutors and numerous detectives, as well as personally handling significant prosecutions, jury trials, and appeals involving sexual assault cases, homicides, corrupt police officers and violent crimes.

Recognitions and Awards

Mr. Brickfield is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York.

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, New Jersey - Past 16 years
Super Lawyer - Past 10 years *
Recognized by Bergen Magazine as a 2022 and 2020 Top Lawyer in the field of criminal defense **
Former Co-Chairman, Juvenile Law Committee, Bergen County Bar Association
United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award
Former Trustee, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Former Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, Bergen County Bar Association
Appearances on Court TV and MSNBC
Speaker at law schools and attorney seminars on federal and state criminal law and juvenile law
Former Litigation Associate at the Wall Street firm of Shearman & Sterling, New York City

* The Super Lawyer and Bergen Magazine honors presented above are indicative of ratings presented through different sources who utilize different rating and selection processes. No aspect of these advertisements are approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection-process/.

** Bergen Magazine Top Lawyers is published in the Spring.  Inclusion on the list reflects the results of a peer-review survey conducted by Professional Resource Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan, through surveying hundreds of licensed attorneys across Bergen County who are asked to select peers they would contact for particular legal needs in their specialty areas.  For more information on the methodology, contact PRS or Bergen Magazine.

Education

  • University of Virginia Law School
  • College of Holy Cross
    • Graduated magna cum laude
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Community Service

Mr. Brickfield has been active in the community and was previously a board member of the Alternatives to Domestic Violence agency in Bergen County and the Mid-Bergen Mental Health Services Association. He was honored by Shelter Our Sisters of Bergen County for his pro bono work for the agency.

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