Paul da Costa

Snyder Sarno D'Aniello Maceri & da Costa LLC
425 Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 7068
(973) 274-5200

Paul M. da Costa is a certified civil trial attorney admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Mr. da Costa is dedicated to providing a voice to individuals that have been the victim of medical malpractice, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective products, construction accidents, sexual abuse, birth injury, brain damage, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death. He focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, mass torts and catastrophic personal injury cases.

Experience You Can Trust

Specifically, Mr. da Costa has handled medical malpractice cases involving claims of, among others, failure to diagnose cancer, obstetrical injuries, wrongful birth and wrongful death. Mr. da Costa has also handled products liability cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device products, sports and recreational products, construction equipment, ladders and tires. In addition, he has experience in handling cases involving sexual tort claims against religious institutions and mental health professionals. Mr. da Costa is dedicated to protecting the rights of all individuals that have been wronged through no fault of their own. Through his tenacious and diligent advocacy, Mr. da Costa makes it his priority to "right the wrongs" that have been forced upon his clients. Mr. da Costa is not afraid to take cases to trial because he is a firm believer that pursuing the truth through litigation will prevent potential future wrongs.

Mr. da Costa's Background

Mr. da Costa has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2017 and 2018 by Thomson Reuters.  In 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, Mr. da Costa was included in the New Jersey Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters. The list is generated using a process involving three basic steps:  creation of the candidate pool using peer nominations of who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less; evaluation of candidates by a research department assigning points; ranking and selecting candidates with the highest points. Mr. da Costa was also selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the New Leaders of the Bar 2016.  He is on the Board of Governors for the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ), and has been selected for membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 and National Trial Lawyers and Top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorneys. The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 and Top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorneys are professional organizations composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40 and who are specialists in medical malpractice.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 and Top 25 Medical Malpractice is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Mr. da Costa is a 2003 graduate of Seton Hall University's J.D. / M.A.D.I.R. joint-degree program, a collaboration of the School of Law and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, Rutgers College. Mr. da Costa has also successfully completed the trial advocacy institute administered by the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law. Mr. da Costa is a frequent lecturer and presenter at continuing legal education (CLE) programs.