Lorraine Gauli-Rufo, a Federal Criminal Defense AttorneyIMG_2720_2

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 NY and NJ State and local bar associations, 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 LGR Law?

With 25 years of litigation experience, extensive criminal trial, motion and appellate practice, with regular appearances before the federal bench in NYC and New Jersey, 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 you want and need to represent you when faced with criminal charges. Her experience, knowledge and ability will aid your in  protecting  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.

More about Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

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 matters, including white collar fraud cases such as tax fraud, healthcare related offenses, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, bribery, embezzlement, computer fraud, child pornography, and and handles a wide variety of other criminal matters including drug and gun offenses.

She has extensive motion, trial and appellate practice,  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 clients come from all over New York and New Jersey, including Essex and Passaic County, Manhattan, Montclair, Verona and the Caldwells.

In 2019, 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 four-year selection to the New Jersey Super Lawyer for White Collar Criminal Defense as well. In addition, she has been selected for several other distinguished awards for her trial skills and practice in federal criminal defense.

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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