Deanna Paul


212 335 2035

Deanna, a former prosecutor, is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator. She served for six years as an assistant district attorney in New York City, in both the Brooklyn and Queens District Attorney’s Offices, and has tried more than two dozen cases to verdict. She also served as a legal intern in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office while attending law school.

Prior to joining WMH, Deanna was a national and breaking news reporter for The Washington Post and a legal correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. During her journalism career, she was part of the Post team that was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. Deanna also earned a New York Press Club Award for political reporting in 2022.


Professional Affiliations

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2013–present);  Criminal Advocacy Committee (2022–present); Communications & Media Law Committee (2020–2021); Domestic Violence Committee (2015–2017)

Member, New York Inn of Court


Academic Appointments

Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, Fordham University School of Law

Adjunct Associate Professor of Media Law, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism