Know Who We Are

The five attorneys of the DiFrancesco Bateman Crime Victim Civil Litigation Practice Group work as a team in representing each of our clients. There is a minimum of three attorneys working on each case so that each client receives the maximum attention. We have established what we call the "Holistic Approach" to serving each client. That is to say, we attempt to address the various needs of our client and we utilize the experience of each of us to focus on our client's individual needs.

Paul R. Rizzo, Esq.

Paul R. Rizzo received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Scranton in 1977. In 1980, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Catholic University School of Law. Paul is a distinguished member of the Somerset County Bar Association where his leadership positions have included that of Co-Chairperson of the Civil Practice Committee. He currently serves on the Judicial and Prosecutorial Due Diligence Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association.

Paul’s extensive experience that spans three decades includes public service as the Borough Attorney and Board of Adjustment attorney for the Borough of Raritan, legal counsel for the Borough of South Plainfield and membership of the District XIII Ethics Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. His interest and work in education are well known as evidenced by the fact that he has been the Somerset County Bar Association liaison to the Raritan Valley Community College program for the past 20 years.

Paul has received the recognition of being named a certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and in 2011 he was named as a Top Attorney in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

As a certified Civil Trial Attorney, Paul has tried numerous cases involving serious injury or death. During his career he has obtained substantial financial recoveries for his clients. Paul is an exceptional trial lawyer who is often called upon to mentor other attorneys who seek out his counsel and experience.