Criminal Defense Super Lawyers

Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers of Westfield, NJ and New York, NY is pleased to announce that two of its partners have been selected to the 2023 edition of Super Lawyers magazine in White Collar Criminal Defense. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Robert has practiced white collar criminal defense for 30 years, and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1991 to 1997.

Each year, only five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers and only 2.5 percent are selected for Super Lawyer Rising Stars. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

2023 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Robert G. Stahl, Co-Founding Partner, has once again been selected as a 2023 New Jersey Super Lawyer in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. Robert is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney – a status held by fewer than 1 percent of New Jersey attorneys. He is recognized as a preeminent trial lawyer in the United States and Canada as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. 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. Robert has served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, and is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. He has practiced white collar criminal defense for 30 years, handling multiple federal cases that have garnered national press coverage. Many of his high-profile cases have been covered in major legal outlets. He regularly defends individuals and corporations in complex criminal matters, including fraud, cyber-crimes, public corruption, crypto currency, healthcare fraud and money laundering matters.

Laura K. Gasiorowski, Co-Founding Partner, has been practicing criminal defense law for nearly 30 years and has also worked on a number of complex and high profile matters. She specializes in federal criminal law with a focus on complex white collar litigation, including healthcare fraud, bribery, public corruption, money laundering, securities fraud, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) matters, and asset forfeiture. Her broader criminal practice also includes defending clients charged with drug trafficking, extortion, harboring, and RICO and VICAR prosecutions. She has also represented state and federal capital defendants in death penalty cases. Laura is an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) and was recently elected by her peers as a trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of NJ (ACDL-NJ). In addition, she is a regular lecturer at the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) on topics related to representing non-citizens and federal sentencing guidelines issues. Each year she is invited back to teach at Tulane Law School’s Criminal Pretrial Litigation Bootcamp, a program she co-chaired and for which she authored the materials. She has also been a guest lecturer at Tulane Law School, with a presentation on Plea Negotiations for Clients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

2023 New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Stars

Andrew Olesnycky, Senior Associate, has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2018 for his work in White Collar Criminal Defense. Andrew is also among the select few who has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Andrew has a robust federal criminal defense practice, where he represented professionals and accused leaders of criminal enterprises in diverse federal prosecutions including wire fraud, public benefits fraud, bank fraud, drug trafficking, computer crimes, and child pornography. His trials, prosecutions during his previous tenure as a supervisor-level assistant prosecutor at the Union County NJ Prosecutor’s Office have been covered by media outlets including the New York Times, CBS This Morning, NBC4 New York, the Associated Press, the Boston Globe,, the Star Ledger, and ESPN. He has secured a number of excellent outcomes for his clients through his diligence, creativity, and aggressive litigation.

About Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers

Stahl Gasiorowski Criminal Defense Lawyers has successfully defended hundreds of individuals targeted by investigations or formally accused of crimes at the state and federal level. We have successfully defended both individuals and companies charged by federal and state authorities for white collar crimes including Insider Trading/Securities Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Wire Fraud, CFAA Violations, and more. The firm was founded in 1997 and our firm’s criminal defense attorneys have a combined total of more than 60 years’ experience in criminal law on both sides of the courtroom, defense and prosecutions. Contact the firm by email,, online at, or by phone 908-301-9001 for the NJ and 212-755-3300 for the NY office.