Lorraine Gauli-Rufo, Esq. & AssociatesAttorney Lorraine Gauli-Rufo provides legal representation for criminal matters in New York City and in Verona, Montclair, and surrounding areas of New Jersey, with a focus on Federal Criminal Defense
“We fight for your rights and protect your freedom when you are threatened or charged with a federal crime.”
Lorraine Gauli-Rufo was selected as a SuperLawyer in New Jersey for White Collar Criminal Defense (2017 -2021) and in Metro, New York City for Criminal Defense (2017-2020). The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Experienced, Aggressive and Effective Representation – Specializing in Federal Criminal Defense in New Jersey and New York
appeals. She had achieved many below Guideline sentences for her clients.
Primary Practice Areas
Specializing in Criminal Defense in New Jersey Federal Courts and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Representative Federal Criminal Matters
Ms. Gauli-Rufo and LGR Law have defended a wide range of criminal matters in both federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey.
Representative Criminal matters:
- Conspiracy offenses
- Serious drug offenses
- Bank Robbery
- Hobbs Act Offenses
- Gambling Offenses
- Child Pornography
- Immigration Offenses (Reentry)
- and Firearms offenses
Federal Criminal Law
LGR Law also specializes in defending federal white collar criminal matters.
Quotes From Our Clients
Ms. Lorraine Gauli-Rufo represented me on a case a few years ago. She did a great job and I will recommend her with all confidence. She’s diligent, conscientious and utterly trustworthy.
It’s difficult for me to put into words what an amazing attorney and person Lorraine is. Unlike most lawyers, Lorraine honestly cared and made time for me even though she had a lot of other cases. She was always positive, very attentive, and answering my phone calls. Lorraine and I not only communicated over the phone, but she also visited me several times. Her care and concern for me were so immense that I see her as family now. Lorraine is honestly one of the best attorneys a person can have.
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 for her, I don’t know where I would be today. Thank you, Ms. Gauli-Rufo, for everything you have done for me.
I had the distinct pleasure of dealing directly with Lorraine Gauli-Rufo a number of years ago, when she was defending my son. It was a very sad and worry-wrought time for all of my family, but especially my son, of course, and myself, because if you’re a parent, and specifically a mother, you’ll know the deep seated heartbreak involved when it’s your child in trouble. In our case, my son had survived a near fatal car accident, which left him with a TBI (frontal lobe damage), which directly affects your ability to make proper decisions, especially when you’re under 25. Lorraine was not only extremely professional and a relentless advocate in defending him, , she was a compassionate, warm and understanding human being during a horrific time in our lives. I could really go on and on, thinking back, but I don’t want to take up unnecessary time, because it is all extremely personal and very sad. Suffice it to say, if you are in need of an EXCELLENT lawyer, who not only does her job with aplomb, but with heart as well, you have found the best possible team. I have found that combination rare and unusual in a field that is often cut and dry. Not so when dealing with Ms. Gauli-Rufo and her associates as well. I do not know any of the other lawyers in her firm, but I DO know Lorraine very well, and feel extremely confident recommending anyone in conjunction with her. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I was extremely happy to be able to have the opportunity to write it.
Lorraine Gauli-Rufo is absolutely the best and most professional lawyer ever. Her work is undeniable, she really puts her time and effort into your situation. She is the reason I’m a free man right now, she is a blessing to me and my whole family. I will never be able to show her how much I appreciate her for everything she did for me. She made my dreams a reality, if you have ever been behind them walls getting out early is literally a dream, then you wake up on a bunk and the disappointment settles right back in. Thanks to Lorraine I’m now waking up in my own bed with my family. I just want to thank you for just being you, you’re really a blessing and it is just an honor to know you, thank you so much. You’re the best lawyer ever, hands down.October 18, 2021
I came to Ms. Gauli Rufo with an extemely complex and frustrating case. Her confidence and calm demeanor did much to assuage my fears, and while she prepared me that she was an “aggressive” law firm, I did not realize how significant that was until I saw her and her assistant in action. They were superb and wrapped up a case I thought would take months of torture in a few weeks. The were charming and kept me informed at every turn. I would highly recommend them as a firm, and while I hope to not need their services in the future, I feel at ease knowing that she will be there in my corner when and if I need her. She is a hidden gem, apart from the big city, but with the tenacity and drive to provide her clients with top rated service. As an emergency physician, I value that skill and dedication in a professional. Sincerely, Dr. Dave
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 extent that my perpetual fear vanished. It was very clear to me that I could fully trust and depend on her. Besides all the above, she’s a superb human being. She’s highly recommended to anybody in need of her service, you will not regret it.
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.
After my initial consult with Lorraine I felt very comfortable and confident working with her. I rate her 5 stars !!! You will learn that Lorraine is very experienced as a federal defense attorney and knows her way around the courts. I highly recommend that you call her office.
Lorraine was an exceptional attorney who was punctual at every meeting. She called me ant text[ed] me from time to time, and she worked with the [AUSA] well. Lorraine made sure I knew when court was and how to get there. She also [met with me] on Sundays because I could only get a ride then. We went over paperwork so I understood and [she] always told me what was going to take place. She only missed one meeting but had someone from her firm there to replace her. Overall, she was great and [I] would recommend her.