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At LGR Law LLC, Ms. Gauli-Rufo is focused on providing quality legal representation with the highest level of personal attention geared toward individual needs. Lorraine Gauli-Rufo’s 20 years of experience has provided her with the knowledge and experience to help her clients get the results they are looking for.

Her zealous and effective representation of individuals is what her clients need and want. She is a compassionate advocate, fights hard for her clients’ rights every step of the way and is respected by her peers, the prosecution and the judiciary. Ms. Gauli-Rufo is a member of local and national criminal and federal bar associations, as well as the State and local bar association, and has spoken in both New Jersey and New York on criminal matters and procedure. She practices criminal defense in New Jersey and New York, with a focus on the federal courts.

Why us?

More than 20 years of litigation experience, extensive criminal trial, motion and appellate practice, with regular appearances before the federal bench, has given Ms. Gauli-Rufo the type of hands on experience you want and need in a criminal defense attorney. Having appeared regularly before the federal bench, and having extensive dealings with the United States Attorney’s Office and other prosecuting agencies, she is the lawyer to represent you when faced with criminal charges. Her experience, knowledge and ability is what you want and need to protect your rights. She is a respected advocate in criminal defense circles and considered a passionate and enthusiastic defender. Ms. Gauli-Rufo graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hall Law School, was an Associate at Leboeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae for several years doing a variety of civil defense, before becoming an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Newark, New Jersey. She now practices both in New Jersey and New York, handling federal and state criminal matters.

About Lorraine

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo, Esq., is certified as a criminal trial attorney  by the New Jersey Supreme Court.  She was a former Assistant Federal Public Defender in New Jersey for close to 20 years, and has vast experience in handling federal criminal defense, including white collar fraud cases such as tax fraud, healthcare related offenses, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, bribery, embezzlement, computer and internet related offenses, as well as crimes involving drugs, firearms, immigration, robbery and assault.  In short, Ms. Gauli-Rufo has the type of hands-on experience dealing with all aspects of criminal offenses in New Jersey and New York that you need when charged or threatened with criminal matters.

She has extensive motion, trial and appellate practice, regularly appearing before the federal bench in New Jersey  and New York on criminal matters. Ms. Gauli-Rufo has also handled many pre-indictment investigations, and has first hand dealings with many law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, DEA, ICE, ATF and many other federal and state agencies.  Her office also has experience in all areas of municipal practices and handles DUIs in towns such as Montclair, Verona and the Caldwells, as well as experience handling juvenile matters in Newark at the Essex County Courthouse or in Paterson at the Passaic County Courthouse.  She regularly appears in New York and New Jersey federal courts.  Contact the office for further information and to see how she can service all of your legal needs. This year she is the recipient of many distinguished awards, including the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Jersey, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best 2016 Criminal Law Attorney from New Jersey and the Corporate International Global Award Winner for New Jersey Boutique Law Firm specializing in Federal Criminal Law.

Contact & Location

Consultation by Appointment:

In New Jersey:
130 Pompton Avenue
Verona, New Jersey 07044


In New York:
48 Wall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004



I had used her once in criminal at Essex family court, and she was awesome, smart, and took care of me on point. I also used her for driving points and no disappointments straight on the ball game… she is fantastic. I will recommend her to anyone.


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