Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Verona, NJ

 | 130 Pompton Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: 9177010779
Fax: 973-239-4310
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)


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Attorney Profile

Lorraine Gauli-Rufo, Esq., is a certified criminal trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Her Law Practice primarily handles Federal Criminal Defense matters in both New Jersey and New York.  She was a former Assistant Federal Public Defender in New Jersey for close to 20 years, and handles all aspects of federal criminal defense, including white collar fraud cases including all fraud charges, as well as bribery, embezzlement, computer and internet related offenses, in addition to criminal matters invloving illegal drugs, firearms, immigration, robbery and assault.  

She has extensive motion, trial and appellate practice, regularly appearing before the federal bench in New Jersey  and New York on criminal matters. 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.  She regularly appears in New York and New Jersey federal courts.  

Certificates and Credentials

About Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

Admitted: 1992, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://lgaulirufo.com/about/


  • Selected to Top 100 New Jersey Criminal Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Selected as one of 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best Criminal Law Attorney based upon Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorney, 2016
  • Selected as Boutique Federal Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year in New Jersey, Federal Criminal Law Boutique Law Firm, Corporate INTL Global Awards 2016, 2016
  • Highest Honors upon graduation from Law School, Summa Cum Laude, Seton Hall Law School, 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by NJ Supreme Court, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Rutgers Heckel Inn of Court - Master -2013 through 2016, 2016
  • ACDL - NJ Trustee 2015 to present, 2015
  • New York State Bar Admittance, 2015
  • Member of US Attorney of New Jersey's Defense Advisory Committee, 2015
  • Member of NJ Bar Association, Lawyers in Transition Committee, 2015
  • New Jersey Women's Lawyer Association - Chair - Solo/Small Firm

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • NJ Leep Mock Trial Judge, 2016
  • Clemency Project Volunteer, 2014

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, Direct Exam, Lawyers, 2016
  • 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

Representative Clients:

  • Manhattan Attorney, NY Emergency Room Doctor, NY Business Man, Florida, Entrepeneur, Computer Technician, Podiatrist, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Handled numerous federal criminal cases that resulted in below Guideline sentences including obtaining non-career guideline sentences for an otherwise career offender defendant. (US v. Santiago). Sucessfully kept several clients out of jail on bail in the face allegations of violations (US v. Danilovich, US v. Cvjeticanin), and had two complex fraud trials, one in the SDNY, one in NJ District Court. I have four federal trials lined up for 2016., 2015

Educational Background:

  • Recipient of Rutgers Presidential Merit Scholarship - Four Year, full tuition scholarship, 1980
Office Location for Lorraine Gauli-Rufo

130 Pompton Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044

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Last Updated: 12/6/2018

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