Our Successes



Trader Aldo
So choosing a lawyer can be very stressful given any circumstances especially when the FBI comes knocking. And after talking with other lawyers and then talking with Lorraine it was not a question I was gonna go with her and her team at LGR law. She made me feel comfortable and in good hands the whole time and not pushy. Extremely fair priced and not just after my money. I feel like she actually took to heart my interests and doing what was best for me. Again can’t say better things about them at LGR law I highly recommend them
Precious Leo
Choosing LGR Law to represent me was the best decisions I ever made. Lorraine was nothing less then amazing! I can honestly say they are the reason why I'm able to stay home with my family, by doing the impossible. All while being so kind, caring and dependable. She is just an awesome person, never made me feel less than. She put her all into my case and I'm so grateful, I can't thank them enough.
tanzania hogan
Lorraine Gauil -Rufo was beyond beautiful soul that made sure I was well taking care of every step of the way Hands down one of the greatest I can say so myself . 5 star lawyer in my opinion. Very caring Attorney and just humble human being
Mary Alice Carella
Ms Gauli-Rufo is such a wonderful lawyer. I felt so comfortable with her and her staff. She took her time with my case and I would recommend her law firm to anyone seeking an attorney. If you want an honest lawyer as well as someone who has integrity…I recommend LGR Law.
Kathy Markowski
Lorraine is a true professional. She is caring, thorough and goes above and beyond for her clients. Her honesty and integrity are clearly visible to everyone. We highly recommend her to anyone for their litigation needs.
Crestyy Joesss
Lorraine is the best lawyer I ever dealt with. She is very understanding and non judgmental no matter your situation. She is very positive and makes you feel comfortable to speak too. She is very honest and responsive. She is a very hard and dedicated worker she will get you out of prison!!!
Lisa Thomas
This is the best lawyer hands down !!! She is very attentive, caring and understanding towards her clients. PLUS she ALWAYS answers her phone calls texts and emails immediately!!!
Kathy Connell
Lorraine is very professional and caring .she was amazing to my family.Thank you Lorraine
Tasean Martin
Lorraine is a good lawyer she is always on point when it comes to her client and is very responsive thank you for everything you did for me you were very appreciated.

We here at LGR Law Group wish all of you a healthy, happy and safe New Year in 2024. We also looked back to 2023 and reviewed the many successful resolutions that we were able to obtain for our clients. We are grateful we were able to help so many people last year who were charged with federal crimes in New York and New Jersey (as well as some clients charged with New Jersey State matters). We have set forth some of our successes below, which include many of our clients’ receiving substantial downward variances at sentencing, to the outright dismissal of charges. In 2024 we will continue to fight the fight – helping people who are charged or threatened with federal criminal matters. We will continue to dedicate our efforts to seeking and/or obtaining the best resolutions for our clients. At LGR Law Group, we fight for your rights and protect your freedom.

December 2023

  • USA v. MT(SDNY): Client in a drug conspiracy was facing 27 -33 months pursuant to the Sentencing Guidelines. The Court varied downward to 20 months.
  • USA v. FPL (DNJ): Client (who had been living in the US since he was an infant) was facing deportation with a felon in possession charge (federal firearms offense). While collaborating with client’s immigration attorney, we were able to obtain a plea to a misprision (with a 364-day sentence) to avoid client’s deportation.

November 2023

  • USA v. ST(DNJ): Client charged with drug conspiracy and guns with a Guideline range of between 106 – 117. We secured a Rule (c)(1)(C) plea for client for a sentence between 72 – 90 months in prison. Government asked for a 90-month sentence. Court sentenced client to 75 months.

October 2023

  • USA v. JO (SDNY): Client charged in drug conspiracy (meth) facing potential Guideline sentence of between 292 – 365. Probation recommended a 180-month sentence, and client received 130-month sentence.
  • USA v. KW(DNJ): Client charged with fraud in relation to receiving veteran benefits. Court varied downward from a 12 to18 month custodial sentence and sentenced client to probation.

September 2023

  • USA v. TD(DNJ): We were able to get drug and felon in possession (firearm) charges dismissed with prejudice against our client.
  • USA v. JO (SDNY): Client charged with PPP and EIDL loan fraud with a $200,000 amount of loss, received a one-year probation sentence.
  • USA v. Moore (DNJ): Client charged with drugs and a gun and was on Federal Supervised Release when charged. We were able to secure a Rule 11 (c)(1)(C) plea with a sentence of between 24 – 36 months in prison. Client received a 24-month sentence, and the Court imposed no additional time for his Violation of Supervised Release.
  • USA v. DL (SDNY): Client charged with drug conspiracy. His Guidelines were between 135 and 168 months in prison, and both the Government and Probation recommended 135 months in prison. Client received a 60-month sentence.
  • USA v. EB (SDNY): Client charged with PPP and EIDL loan fraud whose Guidelines recommended a prison sentence, and who ultimately received a 15-month probationary sentence.
  • USA v. OA (SDNY) Client charged with fentanyl drug conspiracy with Guidelines of between 130 and 168 months in prison. Client received 120-month sentence.

August 2023

  • State v. LJ (State NJ): Client received probation sentence for three second degree drug offenses.
  • USA v. AC (DNJ): Client charged with murder for hire with Guidelines close to 10 years. Obtained a Rule 11 (c)(1)(C) plea for client requiring client to serve 36 months in prison, which client was sentenced to.

July 2023

  • USA v. SP (SDNY): Client was allegedly a career offender with a potential sentence of between 155 – 188 months in prison for drug distribution. Client received as sentence of 86 months.
  • USA v. EM (SDNY): Client committed a Hobbs Act Robbery leaving the victim paralyzed. Government requested an above Guideline sentence of 180 months. Client received a Guideline sentence of 108 months.
  • USA v. DW (DNJ): Client convicted of carjacking, received a sentence of 60 months. His advisory Guidelines were between 92 – 115. We were able to negotiate a Rule 11 (c) (1)(C) plea agreement for 60 months.

June 2023

  • USA v. RV (SDNY): Client (who had absconded after pleading guilty and was MIA for over a year) pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and the Government sought a sentence of 30 months plus a consecutive sentence for a related Violation of Supervised Release. Client received a 24-month sentence, and only two additional months for the Supervised Release violation.

May 2023

  • USA v. ER (DNJ): Client was facing between 21 – 28 months in prison and received one year probation for wire fraud.
    USA v. Goodman (DNJ): Client was charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs. His Guidelines were between 46 -57 months in prison. We were able to obtain a Rule (c)(1)(C) plea for client to a term of probation. He was sentenced to five years’ probation.

April 2023

  • USA v. DV (SDNY): Client facing potential of between 151 – 180 months in prison for a drug conspiracy matter. Probation asked for 48 months in jail, and the Government argued that client’s Guidelines were between 151 and 188 months in prison. Client received a sentence of 36 months in prison (over a 100-month downward variance).

March 2023

  • USA v. KS (DNJ): Client was charged with distributing a large amount of illegal drugs. His Guidelines were 210 – 262 months in prison. Client received a 168-month sentence (a 42-month downward variance).
  • State v. MF (State NJ): We were able to get the State in Bergen County to outrightly dismiss four charges against our client: 3rd degree terroristic threats, 4th degree unlawful possession of a weapon, 3rd degree criminal mischief, and 4th degree stalking.

February 2023

  • USA v. JP (SDNY): Violation of supervised release with a potential 2-year statutory maximum sentence for various violations. US Probation sought 13 months in prison. Client received an 8-month sentence with no supervision to follow.
  • USA v. IR (DNJ): Possession with intent to distribute charges. Client was facing an advisory Guideline range of between 46 – 57 months in prison. US Probation and Government sought within Guideline sentence. Client received probationary sentence (a 46-month downward variance)
  • USA v. AVR (SDNY): Client was charged with transporting in the US an extremely large amount of illegal drugs. His Guidelines were between 108 and 135 months in prison. Client received a 36-month sentence, a 68-month downward variance.

January 2023

  • USA v. EB (SDNY): Money laundering/wire fraud charges. Sentencing Guidelines (“USSG”) had an advisory range of between 135 – 188 months in jail. Client received time-served sentence (which amounted to one day in jail).
  • USA v. DH (DNJ): Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine charges. Guidelines suggested 10-16 months in prison. Client received time-served sentence (one day in jail).
  • USA v. DC (SDNY): Drug conspiracy charges. Guidelines suggested 30 – 37 months in prison. US Probation requested 30 months and the AUSA requested a USSG sentence (between 30 -37). Client received an 8-month prison sentence (a 28-month downward variance).

These are only some of the outcomes that resulted from our hard work, knowledge and dedication to our clients at LGR Law Group, and we will continue to bring these same attributes to the table in working for our clients in 2024.