Robert G. Stahl

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Westfield, NJ

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers
53 Cardinal Dr, 3rd Floor
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-301-9001
Fax: 908-301-9008
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%), Health Care (30%), Appellate (10%), Criminal Defense (10%), Securities Litigation (10%), Tax: Business (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Robert G. Stahl is the founder of Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers. With offices in Westfield, New Jersey and Manhattan, he focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense, assisting individuals and corporations who are being investigated or charged with serious federal or state crimes such as health care fraud, securities violations, embezzlement, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, FDA violations and aggravated identity theft. Mr. Stahl also defends clients who are facing serious drug trafficking charges and murder. Mr. Stahl's firm prides itself on providing big firm skills, ability and results at reasonable costs to the client. 

Mr. Stahl graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law and was a fianalist in the National Moot Court Competition before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. After graduation, Mr. Stahl served a clerkship for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and then served for six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey before entering private practice in 1997. Admitted to practice in New Jersey, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Stahl is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America. Certified as a criminal trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Mr. Stahl has earned the respect of his colleagues for the work he has done for his clients. He has received an AV* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer, White-Collar Criminal Defense" for the past 15 years. Mr. Stahl is a member of several legal organizations, including the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Health Care
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Securities Litigation
  • 10%Tax: Business
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Health & Health Care Law, Appeals, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Tax Law


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

About Robert G. Stahl

Admitted: 1989, New Jersey

Professional Webpage:

Representative Clients

  • Represent drug wholesalers and brokers in FDA inviestigations.
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry Employees
  • Physicians; Wealth Managers; Licensed Professionals; Corporate Executives; Pharmacists; Dentists and other individuals in White-Collar Matters.
  • Criminal State Court Defense - Individuals charged with murder, drug offenses, money laundering, fraud and other major offenses
  • Licensed Securities Brokers, Real Estate Brokers, Appraisers, Mortgage Brokers and Attorneys
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense in Federal Court - Individuals and Corporations


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 - Present
  • ACTL is the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America., Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • 1988 National Moot Court Team Member, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Best Law Firm, White Collar Crime, U.S. News Best Law Firms, 2016
  • 2015 - 2017, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Criminal Defense, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Director's Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV Rating" for Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards, 2000 - 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Criminal Defense, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected as Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense, 2007 - 2017
  • Winner, 1988 Appellate Moot Court Competition and Best Brief, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
  • John Marshall Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999
  • 2013 - Present, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Criminal Defense, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Criminal Defense, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers   
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1989

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney - New Jersey Supreme Court

Educational Background

  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, B.A., Honors: With Honors, Dean's List, 1979


  • Represented Rutgers University student charged in massive computer hacking cases in the District of New Jersey and the District of Alaska., 2018
  • Represent a drug wholesaler and broker in an FDA investigation in the District of New Jersey., 2019
  • Represented several compound drug sales representatives in the DNJ prosecutions for healthcare fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy., 2018
  • Represented individual charged with Murder-for-Hire in the SDNY. Case involved a complex series of transactions, recordings and the use of a notorious cooperating defendant. After extensive independent investigation and submissions to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the charge against client was dismissed. , 2016
  • Represented Dias Kadyrbayev, a student from Kazakhstan attending the University of Massachusetts. He and his roommate were charged with Obstruction of Justice in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing. After months of investigation and motion practice, a favorable plea agreement was reached with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston and the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. , 2015
  • Represented large landscaper who failed to report and pay-over $1 million in payroll and other taxes, client received one day incarceration at Marshal's Service and probation. 
  • Represented a pharmacy owner who was charged in 2012 in a multi-million dollar online pharmacy scheme that involved a number of physicians prescribing medications without personal examination. After almost 2 years of investigation, the use of experts and extensive motions practice, the government agreed to reduce very serious charges and the defendant plead to one count, receiving probation. Forfeiture and restitution were also dramatically reduced., 2014
  • Represented an attorney at Ropes & Gray who was charged in the Galleon Hedge Fund case in SDNY. A very favorable cooperating plea deal was negotiated, as well as a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A thorough and persuasive Sentencing Submission resulted in a sentence of 6 months in Community Correctional Center, rather than 3 years in federal prison., 2011
  • Represented a former Marine and Hasbrouck Heights police officer who plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of a long-time friend. The defendant could faced more than 50 years in a New Jersey State prison, but was sentenced to 25 years of incarceration after intense negotiations with prosecutors., 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Panelist for the Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute: Identifying, Preparing and Presenting Expert Witnesses hosted by NJICLE in conjunction with the American College of Trial Lawyers., Panelist, Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute: Identifying, Preparing and Presenting Expert Witnesses, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Healthcare
  • Licensed Professionals
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Physicians
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Office Location for Robert G. Stahl

53 Cardinal Dr
3rd Floor
Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: 908-301-9001

Fax: 908-301-9008

Last Updated: 10/26/2020

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