Robert G. Stahl

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Westfield, NJ

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers
 | 220 St. Paul Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-301-9001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%),
  • Health Care (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Appellate (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 who have been charged with serious state or federal crimes such as health care fraud, securities violations, embezzlement, money laundering, wire fraud and forgery. 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.

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 10 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Securities Litigation (10%)

Health Care (10%): Health & Health Care Law

Criminal Defense (10%): 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

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Tax (10%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Health & Health Care Law, 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, Appeals, Tax Law


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Robert Stahl

Admitted: 1989, New Jersey

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Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Trial Attorney - New Jersey Supreme Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • American Association for Justice
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers   
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • 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 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
  • 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 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 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. 

Representative Clients:

  • 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
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry Employees
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense in Federal Court - Individuals and Corporations
  • Physicians; Wealth Managers; Licensed Professionals; Corporate Executives; Pharmacists; Dentists and other individuals in White-Collar Matters.

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

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

220 St. Paul Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: 908-301-9001


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Last Updated: 11/1/2017

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