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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 25 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 25 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.

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 In 2018, Ms. Gauli-Rufo was selected as a NYC -Metro “Rising Star” Super Lawyer, for White Collar Criminal Defense, for the second year in a row. She is also a three-year selection to the New Jersey Super Lawyer for White Collar Criminal Defense as well. In addtiion, she has been selected for several other distinguished awards for her trial skills and practice in federal criminal defense. Contact the office for further information and to see how she can service all of your legal needs.

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



My Name is Vladimir S., and I want everyone to know that Ms. Gauli-Rufo is an excellent attorney. I had a serious federal felony that I ended up pleading guilty to. The government wanted me to serve jail time, but through Ms. Gauli-Rufo’s hard work and commitment, I was able to stay out of jail and be put on probation. In the beginning of my case, she said she was going to work hard for me and fight for me, and she came through for me each time. I cannot say enough about her. If it wasn’t fo…

Vladimir S.

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