Federal Criminal Defense Attorney and Lawyer in NYC and NJ

For more than 25 years, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo has represented a wide variety of clients charged or threatened with criminal prosecution and has honed her trial and litigation skills in federal and state courts throughout New York and New Jersey. She provides exceptional representation to those charged with crimes, and is a respected defense attorney by her colleagues, the bench and her adversaries. Ms. Gauli-Rufo has experience in all stages of criminal defense, from the investigation stage (Grand Jury target, witness or subject), through trials and appeals. She is also a seasoned negotiator obtaining favorable plea agreements for her clients and many below Guideline sentences.

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

Let an Experienced Defense Attorney Defend Your Rights in Federal Court

Ms. Gauli-Rufo is an experienced Federal criminal defense lawyer in New York and New Jersey. Her extensive federal trial experience as well as her experience with appeals and plea negotiations makes Ms. Gauli-Rufo a standout choice for those charged with criminal offenses, or for those looking for advice from an seasoned criminal defense attorney in Newark, New Jersey and the neighboring areas. The quality of her representation is commensurate with the experience she has gained representing difficult and complex cases for over 25 years in New Jersey and Manhattan, New York City as well as surrounding cities.

Types of Cases NYC Criminal Defense Lawyer Handle

Ms. Gauli-Rufo has handled a variety of federal criminal cases in the courts, and has achieved many below Guideline sentences for her clients. Moreover, she has been able to obtain dismissals of some or her cases as well as acquittals. She has handled cases such as money laundering, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, credit card fraud, bank fraud, drug crimes, as well as extortion, bribery, RICO matters, immigration offenses, firearms charges, conspiracy offenses and bank robberies and Hobbs Act charges. She is a well-regarded NYC & NJ Federal criminal defense attorney.

Defending Clients Against Federal Criminal Charges

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo’s reputation as a prominent federal criminal defense attorney is based on her experience, professional work ethic and 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 New York City, she is able to work both in the federal courts in Manhattan and NJ, and all surrounding cities.

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

Specializing in criminal defense in New Jersey Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and New Jersey, 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 manner. 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, 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 Defense Attorney


Having handled over 1000 criminal cases, and many jury trials, Ms. Gauli-Rufo has earned the reputation of a zealous attorney. 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.


With offices in Verona, on the Montclair border, and at 48 Wall Street on the 5th Floor in NYC, she is conveniently located and 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

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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



Lorraine’s meritorious professionalism did miracles to my case. She worked and fought hard to prevent me from incarceration even though I plead guilty to the charges against me. She was never tired nor fed up with my numerous phone calls and questions about her opinion to my concerns. She made me feel very comfortable and explained the process verbatim. the case that seem like insurmountable mountain to me was suppressed by her, and all the while, she was very honest and trustworthy to the ext…


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