Lead Attorney - West Palm Beach Office
Paul M. Aloise Jr. joined Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster & Gwartney as an attorney in 2020 and is dedicated to advocating for those who have been criminally accused or who have fallen victim to the negligence, malfeasance, or misfeasance of others. He focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury, sexual assault, sexual harassment, civil rights protection, employment law, and sports and entertainment law.
Mr. Aloise was born in Massachusetts, but grew up primarily in Palm City, Florida. After graduating from high school, Mr. Aloise attended Florida State University where he graduated Cum Laude with degrees in both Criminology and Sport Management. In addition to his undergraduate studies, Mr. Aloise played linebacker for the FSU football team and was a member of the 2013 BCS National Championship team. Mr. Aloise then went on to earn his J.D. at Florida State University College of Law.
While in law school he was an active member of the Trial Team, and sat on their Executive Board. Since graduating from FSU College of Law, Mr. Aloise has worked as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office in both the 15th Circuit (West Palm Beach) and the 2nd Judicial Circuit (Tallahassee). During his tenure as a prosecutor, he worked as lead counsel in the Juvenile, Misdemeanor, and Felony divisions. Mr. Aloise has litigated hundreds of cases with over 50 cases proceeding to trial with charges ranging in severity from DUI to murder.
Since starting at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster & Gwartney, Mr. Aloise has won both Jury and Non-Jury trials for his clients, along with having settled cases involving Personal Injury, Civil Rights Violations, Workplace Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Defamation, Bed Bugs, Products Liability, and Breach of Contract claims. For his work, he has been honored with awards by Super Lawyer’s Florida Rising Stars (2021 – Present), The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for Criminal Defense (2021 – Present), Elite Lawyer for Criminal Defense (2020), and was given the AVVO Clients Choice award (2020 & 2022).
Mr. Aloise has served on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Section of the Tallahassee Bar Association and is in good standing with the Florida Bar. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Aloise is an Adjunct Professor at FSU College of Law, where he has taught a Trial Practice Course, and is currently creating an Executive Education Course which focuses on Sports Agency, NCAA, & N.I.L. Marketing. Mr. Aloise is also an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and represents NFL athletes in their professional transactions with the league, including having negotiated 19 NFL Contracts in the last 4 years.
Florida State University, Criminology and Sports Management (2014)
Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor (2016)
Tallahassee Bar Association, Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Section
NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor
FSU Law Adjunct Professor (2021 – Present)
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Criminal Defense (2021 – Present)
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2020 – Present)
Avvo Clients Choice Award (2020 & 2022)
Florida Elite Lawyer for Criminal Defense (2020)
“Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals” Golden ACE Award (2019)
FSU College of Law, Business Law Society/Entertainment and Sports Law Society, NIL (2022)
FSU, Alpha Phi, Gamma Phi Chapter- Guest Speaker Event (2022)
FSU, Women in Pre-Law Society- Guest Speaker Event (2022)
Tallahassee Bar Association, CLE- “Fast Cars & Slow Rules: Name, Image, and Likeness post Alston” (2022)
Tallahassee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Adulting 101 Seminar: Know Your Rights: 4th Amendment Rights, DUI’s, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting without Violence. (2022)
Florida Bar Association- 12th Annual Intellectual Property Symposium- Name, Image, Likeness (2022)
FSU College of Law Trial Practice Guest Lecturer for Matt Foster: Direct and Cross Examinations. (2022)
Tallahassee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Adulting 101 Seminar: Know Your Rights: 4th Amendment Rights, DUI’s, Possession of Marijuana, and Resisting without Violence (2021)
GCU College of Business, Sports Management Program: Being a Sports Agent. (2020)
William & Mary Law, Sports and Entertainment Society: Life of an NFL Agent. (2020)
FSU College of Law, Entertainment and Sports Law Society: How to become an NFL Agent. (2020)
FSU College of Law, Mock Trial Team: State of Florida vs. Public Defenders: A Case for Public Service. (2019)
FSU College of Law, Summer for Undergraduates Program: The Role of an Assistant State Attorney. (2019)
FSU College of Law, Entertainment and Sports Law Society: Life of an NFL Agent. (2019)