Attorney Profiles: Paula Ortega


Paula Ortega joined Bell & Shivas, P.C. as an associate in 2012. Ms. Ortega also serves as Assistant County Counsel for Warren County. She is a general practice attorney with a focus in the area of family law.

Ms. Ortega also interned at the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Newark, New Jersey.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Custody and Parenting time and Child Support
  • Alimony and Termination of Alimony
  • Removal, Restraining Orders
  • Personal Injury
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Sale of Business
  • Commercial Leases
  • Municipal and County Government
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Appeals


New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section.

Noteworthy Results

  • Settled several personal injury matters in slip and fall and automobile cases ranging from $ 25,000 to $ 1.1 million
  • Handled Sale of Businesses ranging from $ 250,000.00 to over $ 3,000,000.00
  • Settled palimony matter for over $ 300,000.00
  • Achieved award in contested alimony termination matter resulting in a credit to ex-husband payor of over $ 30,000.00
  • Ms. Ortega obtained a reversal of a Trial Court’s Denial of a Restraining Order in the following matter: O'Brien v. O'Brien, No. A-0905-08T2, 2009 WL 2567976, at *1 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Aug. 21, 2009).


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Divorce,Custody and Parenting time and Child Support,Alimony and Termination of Alimony,Removal, Restraining Orders,Personal Injury,Residential and Commercial Real Estate,Sale of Business,Commercial Leases,Municipal and County Government,Landlord-Tenant,Estate Planning,Estate Administration,Estate Litigation,Employment Litigation,Environmental Litigation,Appeals


  • King’s College, Criminal Justice B.A. (1989), magna cum laude
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1992), Member of the Moot Court Board


  • New Jersey (1994)
  • Pennsylvania (1994)
  • Virginia (1993)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1994)
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2014)
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1993)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2016)