Federal Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer in NYC and NJ

Experienced and Aggressive Representation ​in all Criminal Matters

Lorraine Gauli Rufo

Lorraine Gauli Rufo, attorney

For 25 years,  Lorraine Gauli-Rufo ​has offered top​-notch ​legal ​representation​ as an accomplished and respected federal criminal defense attorney​.  She defends the rights of the accused in federal courts throughout the United States​, with a focus on New Jersey and Manhattan, New York federal courts. ​ ​Ms. Gauli-Rufo has ​tried numerous cases and has ​ a wealth of experience ​in all phases of criminal litigation including trials, motion practice, plea hearings, sentencings and appeals. ​

Ms. Gauli-Rufo is a standout choice for clients looking for zealous and effective representation from the beginning stages of a criminal matter to its conclusion. She is also considered a tough and successful negotiator with plea agreements. When you are first contacted by the federal government or any federal or state agent, or notified of a potential criminal matter, contact Ms. Gauli-Rufo immediately.

Let an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Defend Your Rights in Federal Court

Ms. Gauli-Rufo provides quality representation based upon each of her client’s individual needs and circumstances.  No two cases are the same, and the representation of each client should be tailored to the facts and circumstances of their particular case. Lorraine Gauli-Rufo has invaluable experience not only with white collar crimes, but as a gun and drug crime lawyer in New Jersey and NYC as well as other surrounding cities.  She has a wide-area of experience, having successfully tried cases involving money laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, firearms, immigration, child pornography, computer, internet, environmental as well as crimes dealing with various federal agencies.  In short, Ms. Gauli-Rufo is the person you should seek to defend you in any federal criminal matter.

Types of Criminal Cases LGR Law Handles

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo has handled  a variety of federal criminal cases, and has achieved many below Guideline sentences for her clients. Moreover, she has been able to obtain many dismissals and acquittals of cases for her clients. She has handled cases such as money laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, credit card fraud, bank fraud, drug crimes, as well as extortion, bribery, RICO matters, immigration offenses, firearms charges, conspiracy offenses, child pornography,  bank robberies and Hobbs Act charges. She is a well-regarded New York City & New Jersey Federal criminal defense attorney.

Defending Clients Against Federal Criminal Charges

Ms.  Gauli-Rufo’s reputation as a prominent federal criminal defense attorney is based on her experience, professional work ethic, as well as her compassionate and dedicated representation of her clients. Her clients include business executives, doctors, lawyers, police officers, federal agents, and people from all walks of life, who are charged or threatened with federal crimes. She gives individualized attention to each client, based upon the facts of their particular case. With offices in New Jersey and Manhattan, she is able to work in the federal courts in NYC and NJ, as well as all surrounding cities.

Why choose Lorraine Gauli-Rufo for your federal, criminal matter?

Specializing in criminal defense in New Jersey Federal Courts and in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Ms. Gauli-Rufo is the attorney who many turn to when seeking an experienced attorney to attend to and resolve their legal needs. Ms. Gauli-Rufo utilizes her more than 25 years of experience to represent her clients compassionately and attentively, focusing on their individual needs on a case by case basis. She is the person people reach out to when threatened or charged with serious criminal matters. Ms. Gauli-Rufo is an accomplished criminal defense attorney and drug crime lawyer, offering legal services in Newark, New Jersey, and Manhattan New York City.  She is recognized and trusted as a loyal and fierce fighting advocate.

“I am the person to call when you are first contacted by the government, or when you or a loved one are faced with potential criminal charges, are involved in a criminal investigation, or charged with a crime by federal government. Whether it is the IRS, the FBI, state or local investigative authorities, state or federal prosecutors, or other governmental agencies…call me when first contacted by the government, and I can help protect your valuable rights.”

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo, Criminal Attorney


Having handled over 1000 criminal cases, and many jury trials, Ms. Gauli-Rufo has earned the reputation of  a zealous attorney and effective advocate on behalf of her clients. Her goal is to give each client the type of personal attention they deserve, listening to what they have to say, and providing legal advice and direction on an individual basis.


With offices in Verona, on the Montclair, New Jersey border, and at 48 Wall Street on the 5th Floor in NYC, she is conveniently located close to the Federal Courthouses in New Jersey and New York, as well as the Essex County Courthouse in Newark and the Passaic County Courthouse in Paterson, New Jersey.

In New Jersey, call: 973-239-4300
In New York, call: 646-779-2746


Contact & Locations

Consultation by Appointment:

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

In New York:
48 Wall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10005


Lorraine worked very hard and achieved a decision I could not have even dared hoped for….She truly cares about her clients and their families. She is a good person to have on your side.

John D.

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