Paul S. Evangelista



Paul-Evangelista-01Paul S. Evangelista concentrates his practice in Consumer Bankruptcy Law and related matters, including debt negotiation, debt reorganization, work-outs, and collection matters. Mr. Evangelista has represented consumer debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases successfully throughout New Jersey. 


Mr. Evangelista is a member of the Hudson County Bar Association and serves as a Trustee.  He is also a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Hudson Inn and Bankruptcy Inn of Court. He is a member in good standing of the State Bar of New Jersey and the Federal Bars of the District of New Jersey, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. In addition, Mr. Evangelista serves as a member of the District Ethics Committee for District VI. 


Aside from his dedicated representation of individual clients, Mr. Evangelista has volunteered his time through pro bono representation of low-income families through various organizations, including the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and the Honorable Morris Stern Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project.  Mr. Evangelista was named Volunteer Lawyer of the Month by the Volunteer Lawyers for Justice for the month of June 2018.  


Mr. Evangelista received his B.A. Degree from Lehigh University and his Law Degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.  He is also a graduate of St. Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City.  His professional experience includes a term as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Kevin G. Callahan, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County.   


 Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency 

  • Bankruptcy Litigation 

  • Non-bankruptcy alternatives 

Bar Admissions

  • State of New Jersey and New Jersey Federal Courts, 2000 

  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Federal Courts, 2004 


  • JD, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 1999 

  • B.A., Lehigh University, 1995 

  • Saint Peter’s Preparatory, 1991 


  • The Honorable Kevin G. Callahan, J.S.C., Hudson County, 1999-2000 

Pro Bono Service

  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, 2015-Present

  • Honorable Morris Stern Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project, 2015-Present 


  • Hudson County Bar Association, Trustee 

  • Hudson County Bar Association Committee on Professionalism 

  • Hudson Inn of Court 

  • Bankruptcy Inn of Court 

  • New Jersey District Ethics Committee, District VI, Member  

  • New Jersey State Bar Association 

  • American Bankruptcy Institute 


Seminars and Presentations

  • COVID and Bankruptcy, Hudson County Bar Association CLE Presentation, May 2021 

  • Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy Basics, Hudson County Bar Association CLE Presentation, October 2018 

  • Bankruptcy for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys, Hudson County Bar Association CLE Presentation, February 2016 

  • Bankruptcy Law Overview, Hudson Inn of Court, March 2015 

  • Bankruptcy and Foreclosure, Hudson County Law Day, January 2013 

  • UCC Article 9 Rights and Remedies, Hudson-Bergen Inn of Transactional Counsel, May 2007