Stahl Criminal Defense Attorneys

New Jersey and New York Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you receive a subpoena, target letter, a call or meeting with agents  or are under investigation for a white collar crime such as fraud,  embezzlement, tax evasion or money laundering, you may have options regarding cooperating, testifying and producing documents or fighting the allegations. Our goal is to prevent you from ever being charged. The attorneys at Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers possess the experience and skills to defend these and other complex matters.

Federal investigations of fraud, racketeering and money laundering can lead to highly complex defense cases in the areas of securities, finance, tax, business, health care and mortgage law and may also involve possible asset seizure and forfeiture.

Since 1997, the Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers’ practice in White-Collar Criminal Defense and Appellate cases has defended clients in some of the biggest cases in the region and the country.

Firm founder Robert G. Stahl, Esq. is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who earned two of the United States Department of Justice's highest awards.  As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Stahl prosecuted high-visibility criminal cases, including the largest fuel excise tax fraud case in U.S. history.

Mr. Stahl leverages his extensive prosecutorial experience in litigation and criminal law to represent corporations and individuals who are being investigated for, or already have been charged with, serious crimes.

Clients include corporations and individuals being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice, state attorneys general, county prosecutors and federal and state regulatory agencies as well as individuals charged with crimes of violence.

The firm's appellate practice handles criminal appeals for clients whom we continue to represent throughout the course of their cases, as well as for new clients seeking to reverse their convictions or appeal their sentences.

Laura K. Gasiorowski has vast experience in federal and state appeals, including several high-profile federal death penalty and criminal law appeals in recent years. Ms. Gasiorowski is a peer-recognized leader as a masterful researcher and writer who drafts persuasive pre-trial motions, trial briefs, sentencing memorandums, post-trial and appellate motions and trial strategy. She has worked on an extraordinary range of complex, high profile trial and appellate cases, including capital cases and cases of first impression in federal and state courts. In addition, she has extensively used experts in pre-trial, trial and post-trial settings to aggressively defend her clients. Laura K. Gasiorowski has been practicing criminal defense law since 1994, and joined Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2005.

Andrew Olesnycky, the former head of the Union County Prosecutor's Office's Domestic Violence Unit, joined Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers in August of 2015. During his nearly five-year tenure with the Union County Prosecutor's Office, Mr. Olesnycky tried numerous felony cases involving robbery, aggravated assault, gun possession, narcotics offenses, large-scale theft, and fraud. Mr. Olesnycky is one of very few criminal trial attorneys in private practice who has served as a domestic violence supervisor in a county prosecutor's office, and represents those accused of domestic violence in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings, as well as victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders in family court.  His trials and prosecutions 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.

Since entering private practice, Mr. Olesnycky has served as lead attorney defending charges including first-degree attempted murder, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, human trafficking and promoting prostitution, distribution of child pornography, prescription drug conspiracy, sexual assault, interference with custody, corporate theft, and Superstorm Sandy-related fraud in New Jersey State Superior Courts. Through diligence, creativity, and aggressive litigation, he has secured a number of dismissals for his clients, including charges for attempted murder, sexual assault, interference with custody, and theft charges where conviction would have resulted in a client's deportation. Mr. Olesnycky is proud to have won dismissal of baseless criminal domestic violence charges filed against victims of domestic violence by abusers, and has successfully defended against domestic violence charges in numerous courts throughout the state.

Mr. Olesnycky has also developed a robust federal criminal defense practice. He is currently litigating a multi-defendant wire fraud conspiracy in federal court and has been appointed by the District of New Jersey to serve on the Criminal Justice Act Panel of Private Attorneys. He was part of a defense team that secured the dismissal of murder-for-hire charges in federal court in the Southern District of New York and an outright dismissal of health care fraud charges against a dentist accused of performing unnecessary procedures. Much of Mr. Olesnycky's time is dedicated to the defense of medical and medical laboratory professionals facing allegations of illegal referrals or fraud in both State and Federal courts.

Contact Us

For questions on criminal charges and investigation ranging from mail fraud to drug trafficking, contact Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers. Our offices are located in New Jersey and Manhattan. Contact us at 908-301-9001 in New Jersey and 212-755-3300 in New York City.

Longtime Recognition by Legal Peers and an A+ Better Business Bureau Rating

Before launching his private practice Mr. Stahl was an award-winning Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey who prosecuted high-visibility criminal cases, including an international multi-defendant case that was the largest fuel excise tax case of its day.

The Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers have been recognized consistently by legal peers for professionalism over many consecutive years.

The firm’s legal peer recognitions are substantial.

  • Attorney Robert G. Stahl is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney

Awards from Their Peers

  • For an impressive 16th straight year Mr. Stahl has won the highest, "AV Preeminent" recognition by Martindale-Hubbell. Stahl's "AV Preeminent" 5.0 out of 5 rating in Legal Ability or Ethical Standards. Martindale-Hubbell® reports that their 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";
  • "The Best Lawyers in America" named Mr. Stahl to its roster for the sixth year in a row. U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers joined ranks to survey more than 12,000 law firms from coast to coast to identify top American law firms.Combining several benchmarks, including Best Lawyers peer review, client feedback, and the Law Firm Leaders Survey, it gave Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers a "Best Law Firm" ranking in 2018 for White-Collar Criminal Defense. Stahl's law firm, one of just 20 "Metro Tier 1" firms for the criminal defense practice area in New Jersey, also maintains a New York City office;
  • Mr. Stahl has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" in White Collar Criminal Defense every year since 2007;
  • Mr. Stahl has been recognized as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" for the past four  years by an invitation-only organization that counts premier trial lawyers from each state in the U.S.;
  • U.S. News & World Report, 2018 The Best Law Firms As Chosen By Their Peers

Media Recognition

Business Recognition

The firm has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey ("BBB").

Attorney News

Andrew Olesnycky, Esq. Joins Criminal Defense Team

Andrew Olesnycky, One of Few Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Supervised Domestic Violence Cases in a Prosecutor's Office, Joins Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers; Will Defend Criminal Clients in New Jersey and New York

Laura K. Gasiorowski, Esq. Leads Criminal Litigation Boot Camp

Laura K. Gasiorowski Again Co-Chairs  "Pre-Trial Motion Practice" Section at Tulane University Law School's Annual Criminal Litigation Boot Camp