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Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Cedar Grove, NJ

LGR Law Group
6 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Phone: 646-960-7776
Fax: 973-239-4310
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Lorraine Gauli-Rufo is the founder and owner of LGR Law LLC, with offices in New York, New York, and Verona, New Jersey. Ms. Gauli-Rufo' practice centers solely on federal criminal defense. She represents people charged, accused or under investigation for all types of crimes such as white collar offenses as well as all felonies, including drugs offenses, firearms, child pornography and RICO matters.  

Certified as a criminal trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, Ms. Gauli-Rufo has successfully tried many matters federally over the course of her career, along with having handled over 1,000 criminal cases from inception through appeal. She has the experience and knowledge that is necessary to guide her clients through the challenging, difficult, confusing, and emotional situation they experience when threatened or charged with a federal crime. 

Ms. Gauli-Rufo is a trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense lawyers of NJ, on the Paralegal Advisory Board of Montclair University, a mentor on the Criminal Justice Panel of New Jersey, and the Chair of the District V-C Fee Arbitration Panel in West Essex County.  She also volunteers as a mock trial judge for several law school competitions and speaks on various criminal topics throughout New Jersey.  

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 70%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

First Admitted: 1992, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Eastern District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • District New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Bar, 1992
  • Southern District of New York
  • Chair - District Fee Arbitration Committee 2016 to present, 2016
  • Rutgers Heckel Inn of Court - Master -2013 through 2016, 2016
  • Member of NJ Bar Association, Lawyers in Transition Committee, 2015
  • New York State Bar Admittance, 2015
  • ACDL - NJ Trustee 2015 to present, 2015

Educational Background

  • Recipient of Rutgers Presidential Merit Scholarship - Four Year, full tuition scholarship, 1980


  • Highest Honors upon graduation from Law School, Summa Cum Laude, Seton Hall Law School, 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker at the Annual Boardwalk Seminar of New Jersey Association for Justice in Atlantic City on Direct Exam in the Criminal law Division, Speaker, Criminal Law, Lawyers, 2018
  • Speaker on Criminal Law matters, Speaker, NJAJ Atlantic City and Meadowlands Seminar , 2020
  • Speaker at Rutgers Law School Heckel Inn of Court, Speaker, E-Discovery, 2015
  • Speaker on Federal Criminal Procedure in Manhattan to newly admitted lawyers regarding NJ Federal Criminal Procedure, Speaker, Federal Criminal Procedure, PLI, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • NYC High School mock trial judge - Columbia Law School, 2018
  • National Mock Trial Association Judge, 2020
  • Clemency Project Volunteer, 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Obtained acquittal after trial in DNJ, Handled numerous federal criminal cases that resulted in below Guideline sentences including obtaining non-career guideline sentences for an otherwise career offender defendant. (the US v. Santiago). Successfully kept several clients out of jail on bail in the face allegations of violations., 2019

Representative Clients

  • Attorney, NY Emergency Room Doctor, Business Man, Florida Entrepreneur, Computer Technician, Podiatrist., 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by NJ Supreme Court, 2020
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Office Location for Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

6 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Phone: 646-960-7776

Fax: 973-239-4310

Last Updated: 5/19/2022

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