Other Peer Recognitions Include SuperLawyer; National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America

WESTFIELD, NJ — New Jersey / New York criminal defense and appellate attorney Robert G. Stahl has won peer recognition from several well-known national legal rating entities during his 25-plus years’ expertise as a White-Collar Criminal Defense and Appellate practice litigator.

As a former award-winning Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey he prosecuted high-visibility criminal cases, including one involving international defendants that was the largest fuel excise tax case of its day. Today in the private practice he launched in 1997, Stahl defends clients in some of the biggest cases in the region and the country.

Among rating entities that have recognized Stahl’s continuing criminal defense attorney and complex civil litigation skills are Martindale-Hubbell, SuperLawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100; and The Best Lawyers in America.

Among recent high-profile cases, Stahl represented Dias Kadyrbayev, the exchange student from Kazakhstan who had been charged with destroying evidence in the Boston Marathon bombing aftermath.

Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Mendel Epstein, recently acquitted in two or three counts, is a Stahl client. Epstein was charged in a scheme to force Orthodox Jewish husbands whose marriages were dissolved in civil court to give their wives religious divorces, which are necessary to be able to remarry in an Orthodox Jewish religious ceremony.

The Kadyrbayev case was tried in U.S. District Court in Boston. Rabbi Epstein’s trial was in U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey. Stahl also represents individual and corporate defendants in federal courts throughout the United States.

Stahl is also a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by The New Jersey Supreme Court and represents defendants in all superior courts across all 21 Garden State’s counties.

Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent”

For an impressive 15th straight year Stahl has received the highest Peer Review recognition from Martindale-Hubbell. Stahl’s “AV Preeminent” 5.0 out of 5 rating in Legal Ability or Ethical Standards is just one legal recognition for the former assistant U.S. attorney who has offices in Westfield, New Jersey and New York City

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, “… are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States…,” according to its website.1

“Martindale-Hubbell facilitates secure online Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are asked to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice,” the website states.

Stahl’s AV Preeminent designation represents, “The pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource,” according to the recognition notice Stahl received from Martindale-Hubbell.


For the past nine consecutive years another well-known peer reviewed attorney rating has designated defense attorney Stahl as a “SuperLawyer” in White Collar, Criminal Defense. The rating service recognizes and lists,” … outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations,” according to the SuperLawyers website.2

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

For the past three consecutive years criminal defense attorney Robert G. Stahl has been named to The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers. In 2013 Stahl was first listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, “…an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile,” according to The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers website.3

The Best Lawyers in America

And, for the third consecutive year, New Jersey and New York criminal defense attorney Stahl was been peer selected in 2016 for inclusion in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

The Best Lawyers states their, “methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer-review survey is directly related to the quality of its voting pool,” according to the Best Lawyers website.4

 End Notes

1 http://www.martindale.com/Products_and_Services/Peer_Review_Ratings.aspx visited Sept. 23, 2015.

2 http://profiles.superlawyers.com/new-jersey/westfield/lawyer/robert-g-stahl/ab42f90e-6c84-47f7-afe1- b2f4cd32d66c.html visited Sept. 23, 2015.

3 http://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org/ntl-groups/top-100-trial-lawyers/ visited Sept. 24, 2015

4 http://www.bestlawyers.com/About/MethodologyBasic.aspx visited Sept. 23, 2015