As a founding member of the Gibbons Government Affairs practice, one of the premier lobbying groups in New Jersey, Mr. St. Onge brings broad based public and private sector experience. He represents or has represented a diverse group of for-profit and nonprofit clients in various industries, including construction/development, engineering, financial services/insurance, gaming, healthcare, housing, information technology, pharmaceutical, real estate/redevelopment, telecommunications, and transportation/infrastructure. He has extensive experience working on behalf of clients at the local, county, state, and federal levels of government, and with the executive branch of New Jersey’s state government.

As a lawyer-lobbyist, Mr. St. Onge has successfully secured major incentive, legislative, procurement, and regulatory objectives to further client interests. While serving in government and as a practicing attorney-lobbyist, Mr. St. Onge has successfully negotiated and coordinated numerous large scale public-private redevelopment projects in the State of New Jersey.

In the public sector, Mr. St. Onge has held a number of senior level positions, including Assistant Director of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and Special Assistant to the New Jersey State Treasurer, where he also served as the board designee to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the NJEDA, New Jersey Urban Development Corporation, and the South Jersey Port Corporation. Mr. St. Onge also served as Special Projects Director in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Bill Bradley. Immediately following Mr. St. Onge’s tenure at the NJEDA, he served as an executive with an internet company and at an investment bank involved with the financing of start-up technology companies.

Mr. St. Onge has been recognized in the annual Best Lawyers® rankings for Government Relations practice. He has also served as a Trustee and Advisory Council member of The Newark Museum. Paul was appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners in 2005.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
  • Catholic University of America (B.A., cum laude)

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners
Appointed Member (2005-present)

The Newark Museum
Member, Advisory Council
Former Trustee (10-year term)

The South Jersey Performing Arts Center
Former Trustee

Fannie Mae New Jersey Partnership Advisory Board

Leadership New Jersey

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey

Publications & Features


Listed in Best Lawyers®, Government Relations
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