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Year founded: 1997
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Robert G. Stahl Esq. Criminal Defense Lawyers has received a First Tier ranking in New Jersey for the practice of White Collar Criminal Defense by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2016. We are a criminal defense firm that defends individuals investigated or charged with serious federal and state crimes. Our firm is led by Mr. Robert G. Stahl, an attorney with over 25 years of experience. He is recognized by his peers as a highly effective trial attorney with the skills, knowledge, creativity and dedication to win. Recent notable federal cases handled by the firm include representing a student from Kazakhstan charged with obstruction of justice in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing; defending at trial an Orthodox Rabbi charged with kidnapping recalcitrant husbands who refused their wives religious divorces; and obtaining a complete dismissal for an individual charged with murder for hire.

Our criminal defense lawyers represent individuals and corporations in criminal matters in local and state courts in New Jersey and New York City. In addition to federal courts in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, our firm represents defendants in federal courts throughout the United States. We have an outstanding record of success defending clients against complex state and federal crimes, including (but not limited to): traffic offenses; DUI or DWI; drug offenses; kidnapping; domestic violence; money laundering; business fraud; computer crimes; and murder and aggravated assault. If you are facing criminal charges, it is critical to protect your rights with the help of a skilled legal defense team. The attorneys at Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers are prepared to help. Contact us online at or call 908-301-9001 or 212-755-3300 to schedule a no-cost appointment to discuss your case.


Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers is metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

New Jersey, NJ
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice

Select Clients

  • Individuals and corporations throughout the United States


Metro Rankings

New Jersey, NJ
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: General Practice
Tier 1 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Best Law Firm, White Collar Crime, U.S. News Best Law Firms
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Criminal Defense, 2013 - present
  • Super Lawyers - White Collar Criminal Defense, 2007 - present
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV Rating" for Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Director's Award, U.S. Department of Justice
  • John Marshall Award, U. S. Department of Justice
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney - New Jersey Supreme Court

Main Location

Westfield, NJ
53 Cardinal Drive, Third Floor
Westfield, NJ 07090-2146
United States
908-301-9001 Call our Westfield, NJ location at 908-301-9001 Get Directions Get directions to our Westfield, NJ location

Office Locations

Management and Personnel

Criminal Defense Attorney
Laura K. Gasiorowski, Esq.
Managing Partner
Robert G. Stahl, Esq.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Andrew Olesnycky, Esq.


Criminal Defense Lawyer
Laura K. Gasiorowski, Esq.
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney
Andrew Olesnycky, Esq.
Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer
Robert G. Stahl, Esq.

Significant Matters

Below are matters chosen by the firm to highlight.
Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers has recently represented several high profile clients in federal and state courts. We represented a foreign student attending UMass Dartmouth for obstruction of justice in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing case. We also represented at trial and on appeal in Federal District Court in New Jersey an Orthodox Rabbi charged with kidnapping husbands who had refused to grant their wives religious divorces known as "gets". After a lengthy investigation by the firm, and the presentation of our legal analysis and an expert's report, we obtained a complete dismissal of federal healthcare fraud charges against a dentist in the SDNY charged with "upcoding" and overbilling.
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