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Paul Joseph Riviere II

Business Attorney at Jackson, NJ

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Paul Riviere Esquire

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

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PAUL J. RIVIERE, V, is a founding member of the Riviere Advocacy Group. He has been selected by Super Lawyer’s as a Rising Star for the years 2014-2018 (the last 5 years consecutively). Before founding the group, he was a Certified Legal Intern at the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s office. He also worked for a well-known insurance defense law firm in Miami-Dade County. He has extensive experience in many facets of the law, enabling him to advise his clients on a multiple matters and a variety of cases. Having both plaintiff and defense experience allows him to analyze each case from both sides and obtain maximum results for his clients. Mr. Riviere’s sale and purchase transactional dealings have included convenience stores, restaurants, shopping malls and web companies just to name a few. He has won millions of dollars for his clients whether thorough successful contract negotiations or compensation for the injured. His primary practice areas include Business and Contract Law, Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Consumer Bankruptcy and Criminal Law. He is past or present member of many attorney organizations, including the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJ Trial Lawyers), Monmouth County Bar Association, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Hayden Proctor Inn of Court. His membership in those organizations allows him to stay in close contact with his colleagues in the legal field, as well as stay on top of the ever changing laws in his primary areas of practice. Mr. Riviere has represented both civil and criminal clients in Federal Court, Civil Court and Municipal Court. Mr. Riviere received his Degree in Internation Business from the West Virginia University and his Juris Doctor Degree from the Saint Thomas University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Riviere was a recipient of an academic scholarship. His scholarly accolades in law school include a prestigious book award in the study of Property Law, as well as being on the Dean’s List. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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Riviere Advocacy Group LLC
19 North County Line Road
STE 14
Jackson, NJ, 08527

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Michelle | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
I contacted Paul when dealing with a family court matter. Both him and his partner Jonathan are truly great at what they do ! They were always very professional, knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions I had. I felt very confident knowing they were responsible for my case. I would highly highly recommend their services ! You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Mark | December 30, 2013
Paul Joseph Riviere II gets 2 thumbs up!
I contacted Paul after I was in an accident. He was very helpful from the moment he took me on as a client. He helped me get medical treatment through PLIGA when I had no insurance at all. Paul also made sure I was seen by a doctor immediately for my pain. The doctors he recommended were amazing. They seen my promptly and took care of my needs ASAP. Throughout the claims he was there when I needed him and was prompt on returning my calls / emails. During the depositions he helped me understand what to do since I never had to do one. When it came time to settle he was there and made sure I was fairly compensated for my pain. I highly recommend Paul Riviere II as an attorney, I will use Paul again when and if the time needs.
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Posted by Jim and Charlene | December 24, 2013
An attorney who goes above and beyond for his clients, he puts their needs first
Mr. Riviere gets a five star rating from my husband and I. Any questions we had he made sure to answer them, and that we understood. He went way above and beyond to help us out, we had a case that turned out not to be a cut and dry as we thought it would have been, but he didn't give up until he got the results that were needed for our results. He always stayed positive for us, even when we weren't. This is a man who has the best interest of his clients first, and go above and beyond to get it. I would recommend Mr. Riviere to anyone looking for a through attorney, and if we would ever need an attorney again we wouldn't hesitate to call again upon his service and expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2012
Corrected a complicated Real Estate Title Problem
Mr. Riviere took on a complicated real estate title problem that other Lawyers quoted very high prices to fix. My company was moving me and the relocation company found a serious problem with the title. The builder had sold the wrong property and now there was a big lien on my property. Mr. Riviere took it to court and resolved all the issues with all of the parties. I got a clean title signed by a Judge. Other attorneys quoted huge prices to get it corrected. Mr. Riviere got it done the right way in a timely manner. He is an excellent Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2012
Great work, and successful outcome.
I went to see Paul at Riviere Cresci & Singer because a friend recommended the firm. I thought I was being overcharged by my cell phone service provider and Paul was able to get back my money. Thanks Paul.
Posted by Eric | October 24, 2012
Great, Fast, Reliable Lawyer
He was very helpful from the moment I stepped into his office. Everything was expedited and before I knew it, he had everything settled. Well worth it.
Posted by Vasilios | May 9, 2012
Riviere Review- Five Stars
At first I was worried about filing for bankruptcy. However, after meeting with Paul those worries went away. He was very professional and made something that I thought would be difficult a very simple process.
Posted by Charlie | February 24, 2012
I chose the right lawyer...
Here is a lawyer who told me what expect, and then, made it happen. I coundn't be more pleased with how Paul handled my case. The word bankruptcy gives us all the shivers, and for a good reason. Most of us aren't prepared to face such a huge challenge. We are, at the least, naive when it comes to the bankruptcy laws. It is a walk you do not want to take alone, believe me ! If you are looking for a honest, no stones unturned, no surprises, serious lawyer who knows his business, I recommend Paul Joseph Riviere II. Last Oct. 2011, I was a bundle of nerve's. Now, Feb. 2012, my debt's have been dicharged, I still own my home and my possession's. I have no one to thank but attorney Paul Riviere. THANKS PAUL.....
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Posted by Bankrupt in Bergen | August 12, 2011
A Life Saver!!!
After some employment challenges, poor spending choices and a bout with depression, I needed to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy to get my life back on track. Paul Riviere was wonderful to me. He held my hand and advised me through every step in the process. Even when I faltered in my repayment plan, he gave me the information I needed to maintain good standing with the court. I am confident I will emerge from this situation better for it and that I have a receptive professional in my corner.
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Posted by Dawson | June 28, 2011
Paul was a sincere professional who did an outstanding job. He was on top of my case from the very beginning, keeping me informed and walking with me, step by step, through this terrible & frightening experience. Paul was a true pleasure to be acquainted with and helped me keep my confidence throughout my ordeal. I cannot thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2011
Satisfaction Guaranteed
I was very happy with the care that Mr Rivere showed me. He answered all my questions and got back to me in a very short time when I had questions to ask him. I never felt alone during my case and he made me feel very confident that everything would go well
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2011
An outstanding and competent attorney
Mr. Riviere was extremely helpful to both my wife and me in making a difficult situation as comfortable as could be. Not only did he fully explain the legal process, but answered all of our questions with patience and empathy. He has kept us completely informed of the progress of our case.
Posted by Terri | November 15, 2010
did a bankruptcy for me
I was a nervous wreck...This lawyer helped me calm down and went beyond what he had to, for me.Also, reasonably priced!He cares about people,You don't find that often in a lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2010
A great attorney!
A wonderful lawyer! He made me feel at ease with everything that I had to do. He speaks to you so you can understand what he is asking of you and not in all big words. I would defenitly use Paul again! If your looking for a lawyer you can trust.. Then pick Paul!
Posted by dominic | August 12, 2010
gladly given
it would be difficult not to speak highy of paul, and how he handled my chapter 11 case. i was kept well informed, was made to feel very comfortable, and he went out of his way to find any "changes", that may effect my situation. i would not hesitate to use his services again, nor would i hesitate to recommend them.
Posted by Katherine | August 11, 2010
Peace of Mind in an Unpleasant Situation
Mr. Riviere represented me in a suit against a car dealership. I purchased a new vehicle and the dealership assured me that certain options that I paid for were installed in the vehicle, when in fact they were not. I was unsuccessful in resolving this on my own with the dealership. Mr. Riviere helped me tremendously by representing me, and reaching an acceptable settlement between myself and the dealership. He was very professional and knowledgable, acted promptly, and provided excellent communication with me throughout the entire process.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Riviere Advocacy Group LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pool Attorney
  • Ocean County Public Defender
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pool Attorney
  • Monmouth County Public Defender
  • 2009 - Present
  • Member
  • Riviere Cresci & Singer, LLC
  • 2010 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Law Firm of Rudd & Diamond, P.A.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Miami Dade County Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • West Virginia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Monmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • New Jersey Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • New Jersey Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • New Jersey Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Personal Injury
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Paul
Business Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is astute, resourceful, and works tirelessly to achieve results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul has always been a very dedicated advocate on behalf of his clients. He has always been a fan of the underdog and willing to take on corporate giants."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Riviere and I have had co-defendants in the same case. He was thoroughly prepared and a fierce advocate for his client. He was also on time and ready to take the case to trial if it was necessary."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. The best there is!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zealous advocate with great analytical skills who relates to his clients on a personal basis and who dedicates maximum efforts towards achieving successful outcomes for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We had the opportunity to work on a complex matter and Mr. Riviere represented his client zealously. He was always well prepared and professional."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for several years. He is a tireless advocate and works hard to get his clients the compensation they deserve. If you are injured in an accident or while at work, he can help."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is the consummate professional; knowledgeable, accomplished, willing to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies, and ready to fight for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul empathizes with his clients, communicates quickly, and is a professional attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows what he is doing and he gets good results for his clients."
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