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Paul B. Brickfield

Criminal defense Attorney at River Edge, NJ

4.7   22 reviews

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Paul Brickfield is a criminal defense attorney who has represented hundreds of clients in courts all across New Jersey. He is a former high-ranking state and federal prosecutor who has prosecuted a wide range of complex offenses. Mr. Brickfield has personally investigated and tried many high-profile cases that have included: corrupt policemen, violent crimes, and other serious crimes. He eventually transitioned into private practice, where he currently focuses on defending the accused. He is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and a seasoned veteran in the field of criminal law. 

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Licensed for 40 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/06/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1982
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Brickfield & Donahue
70 Grand Avenue
Suite 100
River Edge, NJ, 07661-1935

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Posted by Mary Ann | March 21, 2022
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Expert Guidance
Paul represented my husband and me to achieve the best possible outcome in two serious and emotionally charged cases. His expertise in the law, sound judgment, network of reliable resources, familiarity with the local court system, and efficient and courteous staff helped us feel confident and well supported throughout our respective ordeals. All communications with Paul—whether in person, in writing, or by phone—were handled promptly and professionally. We will always be grateful for his expert guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2022
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Best Attorney
I hired the services of Paul for a Criminal case matter for two counts “Simple Assault” and “Threatening to Kill”. Paul was super helpful and was always there to help/advice me on a very short notice. At the end, he successfully fought my case and was able to dismissed 1 of the two cases and helped downgrading the other one to misdemeanor. He was also very understanding w.r.t. the payments and was able to give me a good discount. I highly recommend Paul and his staff for the awesome service he provided. Thanks Paul.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
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The outcome was NEVER in Doubt...
It took nearly 4 years of our lives, but the nightmare ended just as suddenly as it began. Not ever having been involved with the justice system, we were completely unawares of the long road we were to embark in order to prove our innocence. Fortunately, Paul Brickfield and his legal team held our hand and helped us to navigate the minefield that lay ahead. At the outset he said that this was not a sprint but a marathon...and he was right. From the start, the prosecutor's office proved not to be interested in finding out the truth, but rather to get a conviction at all costs. This is where Paul excelled. He skillfully defeated the prosecution's attempt to throw whatever it could at the wall to see if it stuck. He argued and won two key motions in our favor. (No small feat!) Finally the case was dismissed and all charges were dropped before it went to trial. Paul and his team never let us down. All of our calls were returned promptly and all of our questions and concerns addressed, this was specially important since we were living out of state throughout this ordeal. Again, while the outcome of our case was never in doubt and we had full faith and confidence that the truth would be revealed, we owe a debt of gratitude to Paul Brickfield and his entire staff for their tireless work on our behalf. He really does care for his clients! We highly recommend him. A&K
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Posted by S.K | October 26, 2017
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Best Lawyer I can recommend anyone
Paul is a outstanding lawyer who is very professional and thorough. I am very pleased with him and his staff the way they handle my case. I was in the worst possible situation in my life and was facing the worst possible outcome and thankfully Paul was able to help handle my case diligently. He was honest and straight to the point with me about my case and what I was facing and he manage to beat my case and I didn't have to do any time. That was about 10 years ago and to this day If i needed anything he will be there to help me. I am so grateful for all his help and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Patrick | April 12, 2017
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The best lawyer I could have ever asked for
The best attorney I have ever met in my life. I was facing four felony gun charges and ended up paying a $100 fine with a clean record still. Just yesterday I was saved yet again by Mr. Brickfield I was looking at up to 180 days in jail for violating probation and bail jumping because I missed court. Not only did I not go to jail but I'm not even on probation any more. If you are looking for a miracle this is the man to call. I have put my faith in him many times and I was never let down, and his prices are very reasonable.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2017
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Sleeping in my own bed
I honestly owe my freedom to this man. His skills are 2nd to none. Paul and his assistant made me feel as though I was their only case and had time for me at any time of day. I have referred him to other people I know and will keep his card on me at all times.
Posted by Paul | April 6, 2017
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Handled a Delicate Situation with True Professionalism
Mr. Brickfield was referred to me by another lawyer, who I know professionally, as the most qualified lawyer to handle an alleged hit-and-run case for a close friend of mine. He very carefully walked my friend and me through the legal process and in the end was able to negotiate an outcome that was, as he had explained in the beginning, most likely the best outcome to be expected. I would not hesitate to put my future in Paul's hands should I ever be in need of his expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2017
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In my predicament, I could not have chosen a better Lawyer
Paul Brickfield is a thoroughly detailed and extremely competent attorney who reliably handled my traffic case from the outset to the end with extreme professionalism and candor. I owe a debt of gratitude to him for his service. He successfully navigated me through the rigors of the legal system and with his guidance and fortitude the case was resolved to my satisfaction. There is no doubt that he is held in the highest regard by his peers as well. He serves his clients with honesty, integrity and dignity. I would highly recommended Paul without fail if the need arise.
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Posted by Susan | April 4, 2017
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Paul is one of a kind! The Best!
Paul worked on a very difficult case for one of my family members. He is extremely knowledge about criminal law! He was very thorough with asking us every little detail about what happened and did extensive investigative work that paid off. He turned 3 potential felonies into a Motor Vehicle violation with community service. His persistence and dedication is priceless! My family and I are eternally grateful to him. I give him my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Steve | April 4, 2017
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The Best
Mr. Brickfield has been my family attorney for the past four years. I have never been more than satisfied with an attorney. Realizing how nervous a client I am, he gave me his cell phone number so I could call him whenever I felt I had the need. I never had an attorney return my phone calls as promptly as Mr. Brickfield. Mr. Brickfield has a great deal of heart and always speaks at a level I could understand. Mr. Brickfield even returns phone messages when he is on vacation. I will always be grateful to Mr. Brickfield.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
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Worker's compensation injury.
He handled my case effectively. An outstanding lawyer who I will always recommend to my family and friends. He displays a lot of professionalism in his field , he breaks down the law in a way one should understand, he's very very truthful. A good lawyer he is. He's likeable as well.
Posted by Paul | April 4, 2017
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Excellent Crminal Defense Attorney
I hired Mr. Brickfield for a recent DUI charge, and was MORE than satisfied with the services he provided. Mr. Brickfield is extremely professional, and always there when you need to see/speak with him. This is the third time I have been represented by Mr. Brickfield, and each and every time, the results of the cases were either a dismissal, or he was able to get me a great plea bargain, as is the case with my last charges I mentioned above. I would highly recommend that if you are in need of a defense counsel, that you use Mr. Brickfield's services!!
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Posted by R.A. | December 6, 2016
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Paul is amazing!
My experience was beyond amazing. I always thought going through the court process and finding a lawyer would be the hardest challenge of my life. However, Paul Brickfield was by far the best lawyer I have ever met and would recommend to anyone. Paul was there to reassure that everything would be okay, he was realistic, honest and put in the time and hard work throughout my entire case(2 years) to get the outcome he said he would from the beginning. Paul Brickfield is phenomenal at what he does, TRUST me and got to him if you need anything, he won't let you down!! Thank you PAUL BRICKFIELD for all the hard work you put in, you truly changed my life.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2013
Best lawyer you can spend your money on
The law was changed after Paul found a nitch for a dui and saved me over 3000 dollars, 4 months saved of loss of license, classes, and to top it off breathing into my car to start it... Paul is the man..
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2013
Medical License
I used Paul Brickfield on my case regarding my medical license. I had to go before the NJ Board of Medical Examiners which questioned my standards of practice as a physician. He was experienced in the health care field and legal issues regarding my case. He was intelligent yet down to earth and no nonsense when it came to counseling me on the benefits and potential liabilities . You need some one who is honest and truly believes in you. Paul Brickfield stood by me and argued my case. Because of his tireless efforts on my behalf, I retained my license. A man of integrity is hard to find these days, but I found one in Paul Brickfield. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2013
Mr. Brickfield is the BEST coach for the legal marathon.
We hired Paul Brickfield several years ago and he said, “be prepared for a marathon”…and he was right…and he was a great coach. When we first met, he did not know anything about my family, colleagues, friends, neighbors, or supporters; however, he took the time to find out everything about us to better prepare the defense. It takes a special individual to stay the course, offer knowledge on both sides – giving the pros and cons of various motions, outcomes, and hearings. Legal matters are fluid, and based on Paul’s connections with the legal community and prior legal experiences in County, Appellate, and NJ Supreme Courts, he provided the information to get the best possible outcome in many difficult situations. One of Paul’s many attributes is that he listens well. Whether it is from family members who are involved in the case, family friends who are still in law school, or additional hired lawyers (not from his firm) added to the team through his recommendations. Paul makes time to hear their points of view and incorporates them in a unified approach for the defense. The most important concern of any client, new to a serious legal matter, is open communication. Paul provided that whether responding to an email within hours, a call to his office and him taking the call nine out of 10 times, and calling his cell phone and again either taking the call or returning the call promptly. Paul understands the needs of a client to have their concerns, questions, thoughts, whatever, answered timely and with understanding. We recommend Paul Brickfield without any reservations - he is one-of-a-kind!
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2013
Very good attorney.
Paul stayed with my case for 9 years when it finally concluded. He never failed to advise me of matter at any time. He also showed concern for my family, with two children. As a single father. I am on the way back up in my life because of his expertise, and for that I am grateful. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2013
Great Criminal Defense Lawyer!
Paul is a great lawyer because he is smart, savvy and hard working. He has a deep network with other lawyers, prosecutors and judges. This is helpful since he knew the various players that we had to deal with. Paul was extremely well prepared for all meetings, whether it is negotiations or court appearances. Most importantly, he makes sure that you are well prepared. I think it's easy for Paul to always be prepared because he has such a depth and breadth or experience. In court appearances, Paul paid special attention to details and nuances and reacted appropriately. This comes from his years of experience and wisdom. You can't get this from a textbook! Overall, Paul has great communication skills and helped set expectations. He made a great effort to keep my family apprised on status of cases and next steps.
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Posted by Jorge E. | March 13, 2013
criminal case client
mr. brickfied is an honest,hard working criminal defense attorney who handled a criminal case again me a short while ago.During the time he was handling my case he truthfully informed me as to what I was facing and what all the posible outcomes could be. My family and I are very grateful for his advice,dedication and persistence in proving my innocense to the prosecutor.I would highly recommend him for any criminal case.
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Posted by Joy | March 12, 2013
Top Criminal Defense
He was hired to defend us in a federal criminal case. It was a difficult case regarding controlled substances. Mr. Brickfield thoroughly researched the merits of our case, he rebutted the prosecutor's arguments and challenged all questionable facts. He was very knowledgeable, credible, and honest about every aspect of our case and we feel the positive outcome had to do with his professionalism and knowledge of the law. We were very pleased with the service we received and highly recommend him.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • First Assistant Prosecutor
  • Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Deputy Chief - Special Prosecutions
  • United States Attorneys Office - District of New Jersey
  • 1984 - 1990
  • Associate - Litigation
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Associate
  • Shearman & Sterling
  • 1981 - 1984
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Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Associations

  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (New Jersey chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Trustee
  • N/A
  • The Criminal Law Committee of the Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer - New Jersey
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2012
  • Special Achievement Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1987
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As a former associate of Mr. Brickfield, I have seen him fight and win some of the toughest cases. He is an outstanding criminal lawyer. I give him my highest recommendation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Brickfield is a peerless and well-regarded criminal defense attorney. in New Jersey and New York courts. Mr. Brickfield has proven himself again and again to be a smart, aggressive litigator who does not flinch or miss a trick when fighting for his clients. I have recommended this lawyer to business and bankruptcy clients--as well as to colleagues--in need of his services, and will continue to do so without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a highly respected and extremely knowledgeable criminal lawyer."
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River Edge Criminal defense Lawyer Paul B. Brickfield
Paul B. Brickfield
Criminal defense Attorney
River Edge, NJ
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation