Paul M. Bishop

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Education

  • Syracuse University, College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 2001
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Paul M. Bishop

Associate

Assistant:
Lorna Scardigno
lscardigno@bracheichler.com

Paul Bishop's practice focuses on business, commercial, and general litigation. Paul has experience in and has represented clients in a variety of complex disputes in federal and state court involving contracts, commercial disputes, fraud, insurance law, corporate law, constitutional issues, bankruptcy employment discrimination, and personal injury. With his background and experience, he has the ability to efficiently, carefully, and economically handle legal matters from inception to conclusion of trial and through any subsequent appeal process.

He has successfully litigated a variety of matters in both state and federal court, including: 

  • Representing a neurosurgical and orthopaedic medical practice in litigation and injunction proceedings against two former employees for breach of restrictive covenant, unfair competition, and violation of New Jersey's computer offense law.
  • Successfully obtaining a judgment on behalf of a medical practice declaring it the beneficiary of a life insurance policy and defending this declaratory judgment through subsequent appeal to both the Appellate Division and Supreme Court.
  • Representing the recipient of alleged fraudulent transfers made by Chapter 7 debtor in connection with his application to vacate a seven-figure judgment obtained by the trustee, which resulted in a settlement at a substantial discount for the client.
  • Successfully defeated class certification in a class action seeking to hold a small, New Jersey business liable for allegedly sending a “blast” fax in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Damages awarded against client were reduced from over $10,000,000 to $650.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of corporation alleged to have committed numerous violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
  • Defended ruling of summary judgment appealed by individual who claimed injury from Atlantic City casino’s exhaust system.

NOTABLE MATTERS

  • IVF Inv. Co. LLC v. Estate of Natofsky, 2012 WL 1813429 (N.J. Super Ct. App. Div. May 21, 2012) (affirming declaratory judgment holding medical practice beneficiary of life insurance policy).
  • Leone v. N. Jersey Orthopaedic Specialists, P.A., 2012 WL 1535198 (D.N.J. Apr. 27, 2012) (granting motion to dismiss claims for disability discrimination against orthopaedic practice).
  • Schneider v. Conectiv Thermal Sys., 2008 WL 149973 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Jan. 17, 2008) (affirming summary judgment dismissing claims for personal injury against Atlantic City Casino).

ADDITIONAL NOTEWORTHY INFORMATION

During law school, Paul was an associate editor of the Labor Lawyer.  As a result of his academic achievements, Paul was selected as a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society, was listed in Who’s Who Among American Law Students and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellence in the study of Appellate Advocacy.

After law school, Paul was law clerk for the Honorable John J. Harper, J.S.C. (ret.), Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Lawyers' Fund