Robert G. Stahl is an accomplished trial lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and Best Lawyers Criminal Defense: White Collar Lawyer of the Year 2022. Mr. Stahl has represented a number individuals in high-profile matters, including: a college student in a worldwide distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, the Mirai botnet case in the District of New Jersey and the District of Alaska; clients charged with fraudulently promoting cryptocurrency and NFT “rug pulls”; Rabbis federally charged with kidnapping and murder-for-hire in religious divorce – get –cases in the District of New Jersey and Southern District of New York; healthcare professionals charged in complex fraud schemes involving opioids, compounding, telemedicine, lab tests and durable medical equipment; a student from Kazakhstan charged in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing case; a conspirator in a Galleon Hedge Fund related case; public officials and labor union officials in tax and corruption prosecutions; and a physician and former police officer charged with murder.
Mr. Stahl was an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1991 to 1997, handling trials involving major fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and drug distribution as a federal prosecutor. Among the notable cases he handled as a prosecutor was supervising and prosecuting “Operation Red Daisy” – an 18 month FBI/IRS undercover operation that uncovered a conspiracy between the La Costa Nostra and the Russian Mob stealing hundreds of millions of dollars of federal and state excise taxes on motor fuels – diesel and gasoline. Mr. Stahl successfully prosecuted members of the Gambino and Genovese families, Russian mobsters and scores of others in two lengthy trials resulting in dozens of convictions. He received the Department of Justice’s highest award for his efforts.
Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” Award for Criminal Defense White Collar Crime, Newark NJ, 2023. This award is presented to only one attorney in a given geographical region and practice area each annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America® publication.
Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, composed of the best of the trial bar from the U.S. and Canada. Fellowship is restricted to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.
AV-Rated, Highest Possible Peer Review in Legal Ability or Ethical Standards, 2000 – Present
The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 – Present
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 – Present
Selected as Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense, 2007 – Present
New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers / Legal Leaders 2018 – Present
Certified Criminal Trial Attorney – New Jersey Supreme Court
John Marshall Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1999
Director’s Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996