Robert G. Stahl, Esq.

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Robert G. Stahl, Esq., Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers

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; 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.

  • Complex Criminal Law Litigation
  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense in Federal Court –
  • – Individuals and Corporations
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry Employees
  • 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
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Law Offices of Robert G. Stahl, LLC, 1997- Present
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Strike Force Division, 1991 – 1997
  • Hon. John W. Bissell, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1989 – 1991
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Paralegal Specialist & Law Enforcement Committee Coordinator, 1986 – 1989
  • Somerset County Prosecutor, Detective-Sergeant, Narcotics Task Force & Homicide Division, 1980 – 1985

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey

  • J.D. magna cum laude – 1989
  • Honors: Winner, 1988 Appellate Moot Court Competition and Best Brief
  • Honors: 1988 National Moot Court Team Member

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998