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).
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.
News & Articles
Criminal defense attorney, Lorraine Gauli-Rufo shares news and articles pertaining to criminal and federal law
Eliminating Crack and Cocaine Sentencing Disparities – We secured a substantial win for a client who was facing a maximum of 33 years.
One of the first things you might wonder when hiring a private criminal defense lawyer is how much representation is going to cost you. It's a legitimate concern and one that most accused individuals concern themselves with while searching for a lawyer. If this is the...
While fentanyl and fentanyl analogue offenders still make up a small proportion of federal drug trafficking defendants, the number of offenders have sharply increased over the last few years, and defendants are facing high sentences. In January of 2021, the United...
A recent decision in the Third Circuit totally changed the playing field for criminal history in federal criminal matters, as well as in firearm offenses. In United States v. Nasir No. 18-2888, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 37489, *53 (3d Cir. Dec. 1, 2020), the Third...
Use this video where LGR Law guides you through what to do when contacted by federal authorities.
OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY OF FIRST STEP ACT My clients frequently ask me questions about the First Step Act (the “Act”) that was signed into law in December 2018, and how it changes existing laws as well as how it will affect their case or sentence. This is a brief summary...
Quotes From Our Clients
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.
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.
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.
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.
LGR Law went above and beyond all of the qualities one would look for while being represented I can’t begin to express how grateful my family and I were to have Loraine and her staff in our desperate time of need.
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.
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 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
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.
She explained everything to me in detail AND FOUND OUT THE TRUTH about my case. She knows what she is doing and if she does not have the answer for you right away she will get it for you. We need more lawyers who care and can get the job done.