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Paula Munafo Borradaile

Family Attorney

4.6   11 reviews

also known as Paula Munafo Borradaile

  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 16 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2006
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

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About Paula

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Paula Munafo Borradaile received her B.S.B.A from the University of Richmond in 2002 and her J.D./M.BA. from Villanova University in 2006. While at Villanova, she gained practical experience by representing low-income tax payers in the Villanova Federal Tax Clinic.  Upon graduation from law school, Paula served as a Family Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph P. Testa. J.S.C., in Cumberland County, New Jersey.  


Paula is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  She is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Chester County Bar Association.


As an attorney affiliate of the Women’s Resource Center, she regularly volunteers at the Center’s legal direct nights which provide free consultations to low income clients.  The Women’s Resource Center’s mission is to support women, strengthen families and build communities through referral, counseling and legal and educational services. 


Paula was recently named a Rising Star in Family Law by Super Lawyer Magazine for 2010.  The rising star award is given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state who are 40 years old, or younger, or who have been practicing law for less than ten years. 


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4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Bright, strong, steady - exactly what I needed in a Divorce attorney.
Paula helped me stay steady through the storm of a highly contentious divorce and child custody case. She remained honest and level-headed at all times, adeptly steering me on the most realistic path forward. Highly recommend.
Posted by LM | November 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Competent, Creative Thinker
Paula showed herself to be extremely competent, open to creative ideas, well-grounded in the law and always willing to think out-of-the-box to accomplish a goal. It was a pleasure to work with someone this smart.
Posted by Allison | September 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Organized, intelligent, and on the ball. She handled my divorce and my request for school change (special relief). She was stellar, professional and so incredibly well prepared, able to pull out proof of an inaccurate statement rapidly, she built the case so that it ran smoothly. She helped me to prepare on a Sunday and had her mom drive my grandmother home after testifying. Above and beyond, she never made me feel like she was wasting my time or money and the victory was worth all the time and money I spent. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Posted by Rakhi | July 27, 2017
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Excellent lawyer, highly recommended !
Paula is an excellent and a very smart lawyer and I cannot say enough about her !!! I was blessed to have found her. My divorce case was complicated and long and Paula went above and beyond in it with her expertise. She is an awesome lawyer. She helped me get the support alimony and property division via settlement as per my wish!! Paula comes up with great ideas that help solve issues. She does her research and helped finding Case examples which are very highly important for any case. She got me emergency health insurance from the other party when I was not well. Paula cleverly handled the last hearing in the court which was difficult because the other party threw new issues at us during the hearing and was constantly lying. Paula was quick in bringing up new ideas in the court and fought for me ardently. She responded strongly to the other lawyer when needed and we did win !! Again I emphasize, only a smart lawyer can do what she did and that I think is the greatest quality ! Paula will tell you exactly how it is, not something to please you or misguide you or keep you under the false impression unlike many other lawyers. She is always well prepared and she really cares. Dealing with a long delay from other party and lies from the other party was not easy but Paula never had any problem and she is ardent at her work. She is a fighter. She is great at communication and I always knew what points we were going to bring up in the hearing. She put up options for me on table from time to time and advised me in the right direction unlike other lawyers. Paula has good reputation with judges and masters. It’s a long review but we had a long divorce process and I could find all this about her. She has been named a Super Lawyer 5 times and not for no reason !!! Look no further if you want to hire a great lawyer - you won’t be disappointed I assure you !!!
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Posted by John | October 25, 2016
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Amazing experience and lawyer.
I contacted Paula when my now ex wife decided we were over. Paula quickly made me feel like I was in good hands. She helped me get a property settlement done first so I could sell my house before my divorce was finished. She helped me understand every step of what we had to do. She was fast to reply always and her team was top notch. I could not of asked for an easier experience and better service. I would recommend Paula and her team to anyone.
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Posted by Yuval | January 11, 2015
I received divorce papers from my wife by surprise. We were fighting for quite some time and I was sure that we can resolve the issues via counseling but that was not the case. This action by my wife threw me to an emotional spin and confusion at the same time I was in fear of losing everything that I ever worked for all my life, including my house, kids, savings money, retirement etc. I was as lucky as can be to have Paula Borradaile as my lawyer. In a few short weeks Paula was able to get everything in my life back in order and remove any fears or concern off my mind. Her handling of my divorce was second to none! Paula was able to explain the process to me and dismissed many of the demands that were made by my x-wife’s lawyer in the initial divorce papers and during the negotiations process. There were no questions that Paula was not able to answer or give advice about. I was able to reach out to her via phone or e-mail and always got correspondence back. She was always reassuring and supportive of decisions I had to make no matter how tough they were and always looked for my best interest when it came time to decide or discuss custody, Money, division of martial assets etc. The only bad part is that this review is that this website only allows to rate a lawyer with 5 starts while she deserve 10 or more. I highly recommend Paula Borradaile to anyone who needs a competent, assertive, knowledgeable lawyer to handle their divorce case because that’s what Paula is.
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Posted by Michael | January 4, 2015
Thank you so much!
Paula represented me in my divorce. I came to her expecting a long drawn out process. I owned a business and I wanted to protect it at all costs. The divorce turned out to be an amicable one so it went very smoothly. Paula is extremely knowledgeable and very well organized. I always knew what was going on and that is very important to me. She kept me aware of any and all pitfalls. I am so thankful I had Paula representing me. Her professionalism and calming domineer was very valuable. I highly recommend Paula for all divorce matters.
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Posted by DH | March 30, 2014
Highly Recommended Paula as Family Lawyer
Paula Borradaile is a competent and personable lawyer that accomplishes her work very quickly; therefore, I highly recommend Paula to anyone seeking a family lawyer. Paula wrote my premarital agreement and covered all details to make sure my inheritance and assets are protected. I am fortunate to have Paula represent me because she warned me of all actions that can make a prenup invalid (a concept that most people don’t consider). Paula also gave advantageous advises on how to approach a future spouse with a premarital agreement (since these situations tend to be sensitive). She will provide expert recommendations that benefit the client she is representing. Paula kept the legal cost in mind and finalized the agreement quickly and thoroughly. For my case, I received some refund on my retainer fee, proving that Paula puts her clients need first. I have no regrets choosing Paula to represent me. I am highly satisfied with her work and I feel at ease having Paula as my lawyer.
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Posted by Laura | March 26, 2014
An exceptional attourney
Paula represented me in attempted negotiation with my ex husband and my custody trial. We did everything possible to negotiate an agreeable settlement for both parties but my ex was unwilling to negotiate so we ended up going to custody trial. Paula is extremely knowledgable and very well organized. I felt that we went to trial perfectly prepared and ready to win. I am so thankful I had Paula representing me and I firmly believe that her professionalism and courtroom savy allowed us our victory. I highly recommend Paula for all divorce matters.
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Posted by Meredith | March 11, 2014
Kind, organized, thorough
Paula has been a great source of support and a true resource during a very stressful time. I often thought there would be no end in sight or positive resolution at times. She helped create a position of strength for me and walked me through a plan. I took the steps she laid out and have now found myself with a better job, home of my own, stable income and support and was able to keep my kids in the same school district (our number one goal). My spouse is adhearing to better rules of behavior and we now have some positive communication that was not possible before mediation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2014
Way too decent for DELCO courts
Paula was the lead attorney for my divorce. She knew the reputation of opposing counsel was that of being a disgrace with a very specific agenda to waste time and rack up legal fees. Well, Paula fell for every trick in this woman's book. In front of the judges, Paula was timid and too polite next to a lawyer whose main form of argument was volume. It would have been nice to have Paula turn to that other lawyer and ask her to be quiet. But not once. By the time the opposing counsel's rant ended, the judge had already shut down. What a waste of time and money. Most of this expense and frustration could have been avoided by being more assertive. If you just need paperwork processed, Paula will be fine. If you need a strong advocate in front of a judge, find the best connected lawyer you can. Nice and qualified attorneys in DELCO courts are a waste since most judges are predisposed to treat their contributors and allies with favor. Go with the attorney with the best connections and biggest mouth.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Family Law Associate
  • Bennett & Associates
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Testa
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 2006 - 2007


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2006


  • Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Affiliates
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Women's Resource Center
  • Attorney Affiliate
  • 2007 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star in Family Law, 2010, 2014-2019
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer, 2012, 2017-2018
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2018
  • Awesome Attorney, 2011-2012
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2012
  • James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Villanova Univeristy School of Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Paula
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paula is incredibly knowledgeable in the area of Family Law. She maintains excellent relationships with her clients, is detail oriented, diligent and competent in every respect. She is someone I trust and frequently rely on. Paula deserves recognition in the legal community."
Divorce and separation

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Family Lawyer Paula Munafo Borradaile
Paula Munafo Borradaile
Family Attorney
Licensed for 16 years