Paul has spent almost a quarter century counseling clients and successfully guiding them through the legal process.

A life-long New Jersey resident, Paul routinely litigates cases in state and federal courts and alternative venues (arbitration and mediation), ranging from multi-million-dollar disputes to lower exposure matters. A trained construction and commercial lawyer, Paul recognizes client concerns because he understands the business. He is an aggressive advocate, when necessary, while appreciating that sometimes a deft touch can achieve the same desired goal. At his core, Paul is results driven.

An astute listener and thoughtful counselor, Paul values relationships with his clients and understanding their needs and concerns. After working at large law firms, leading practice groups and managing offices, in 2023, Paul co-founded Danner Sagan Law, LLC, to afford clients greater professional and personal access.

Paul previously held a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Kenneth R. Stein and Presiding Chancery Judge R. Benjamin Cohen, both then with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. He was also a long-time member of New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-A Ethics Committee.

When not practicing, Paul volunteers as a member of the St. Francis Cathedral C.Y.O. Board and coaches his daughter’s basketball team. A die-hard Rutgers fan, he is also an avid hiker (ADK 46er #13980) and all-around lover of the outdoors.

Admitted to Practice

  • New Jersey (1999)
  • New York (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1999)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (2002)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2012)

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Business Litigation 2018-2019
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Professional Appointments

  • New Jersey Supreme Court’s District V-A Ethics Committee, 2014 to 2021

Training & Certifications

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 30-hour Construction Safety and Health Training

Presentations & Publications

  • Speaker, “New Jersey Civil Trial Practice”, New Jersey Bridging-the-Gap, New York City Bar Association, 2014-2020
  • Speaker, “Analyzing & Monetizing Construction Defects”, Magna Legal Services Webinar, January 27, 2021
  • Speaker, “How Do Professionals in the CD Industry Develop Talent Within and Outside Their Organization?”, Perrin
  • National Construction Defect Conference, November 14, 2019
  • Speaker, “Recent Important Appellate Court and Supreme Court Decisions Across the U.S.”, Perrin National Construction Defect Conference, November 14, 2018
  • Co-Author, “Pliva Extended to State Claims of Design Defects in Generic Drugs,” New York Law Journal, August 16, 2013
  • Co-Author, “The CDC Opens Pandora’s Box: Federal Policy Change Could Unleash Lead Paint Poisoning Litigation,” DRI For the Defense, November 2012
  • Co-Author, “Supreme Court Holds Federal Law Pre-Empts State Failure to Warn Claims,” New York Law Journal, August 30, 2011
  • Author, “Confusion Persists Over Application of the ‘Noseworthy’ Doctrine,” New York Law Journal, May 6, 2011
  • Author, “Excess Insurer’s Right to Challenge Exhaustion of Underlying Policies for Asbestos Claims is Limited,” Mealey’s Litigation Report: Asbestos, June 15, 2005


  • Rutgers School of Law, Newark, J.D., 1999
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1996
  • Saint Joseph’s High School, Metuchen, New Jersey 1992