New Jersey/New York attorney is the newest member of a prestigious group of accomplished trial lawyers.
Membership in ACTL is by invitation only following a rigorous screening process. The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, 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. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
“I am both honored and deeply humbled by this honor,” said Mr. Stahl, the managing partner of Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers, a leading white-collar criminal defense firm.
Robert G. Stahl is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who is the founder of his New Jersey and Manhattan law firm, Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Stahl has 30 years of experience in the areas of white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. In 1997, after having served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey for almost 7 years, Mr. Stahl began his criminal defense practice. For the past 20 years, Mr. Stahl has defended all types of white-collar and other significant criminal matters in federal courts around the country and state courts in New Jersey. These include a former college student charged both in the District of New Jersey and the District of Alaska with massive national and international cyber-attacks; a college student from Kazakhstan who was charged with obstruction in the Boston Marathon Bombing aftermath case; trial counsel in federal court in New Jersey for the lead defendant, a prominent rabbi charged with kidnapping to compel a religious divorce known as a get; a former police officer charged with murder; a pharmacist charged in the SDNY in connection with a massive internet-based pharmacy business; and physicians in DNJ, SDNY, and NDWVa charged with over-prescribing opioids, receiving kickbacks from vendors and up-coding violations. Mr. Stahl began his career as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge John W. Bissell for the District of New Jersey.
In addition to the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Stahl has obtained the Martindale-Hubbell 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; and is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney - New Jersey Supreme Court. And clients have given Mr. Stahl their highest ratings and reviews on the internet, including Google Reviews and Avvo.
Robert G. Stahl is a partner in the firm of Stahl Criminal Defense and has been practicing in the NY/NJ area for 30 years. Mr. Stahl is honored to be recognized and inducted as a Fellow into this premier legal association.