Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers

Stahl Criminal Defense is a small firm that prides itself on providing state of the art, big firm representation to our clients at a fair price.

Firm Overview

We believe that successful legal representation is a collaborative effort between the firm's attorneys and the client. In every case, we have a clear understanding our clients' priorities and objectives, and develop a legal strategy specifically designed to advance them.

At Stahl Criminal Defense exhaustive preparation, thorough, in-depth investigation, effective pre-trial motions, well-thought out trial strategy and trial skills honed over decades of practice have been the key to our clients' success. In addition to our attorneys and professional staff, we have a network of highly accomplished private investigators, forensic specialists and experts across a wide array of disciplines to assist us. Many of our cases are complex, involving millions of documents, recorded conversations and financial transactions. In these larger cases, bringing together a team of professionals has proven to be most effective in attacking the government's theory of the case.

Decades of experience defending federal and state criminal cases provide us with the knowledge, experience and confidence to aggressively defend our clients against any type of government allegation. While much of our practice involves white-collar crime - healthcare fraud, financial fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and foreign currency transactions - we also have vast experience defending against allegations involving extortion, kidnapping, drug offenses, domestic violence, assault and credit card fraud.

Our clients have included accountants, dentists, physicians, pharmacists, attorneys, corporate executives, brokers, financial planners, builders, as well as publicly traded and privately held companies, partnerships and investment funds.

Main Office

Main Office
53 Cardinal Drive, 3rd Floor
Westfield NJ 07090


(908) 301-9001


Office Information

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8 am-6 pm

Criminal Defense

Stahl's criminal trial attorneys have a proven record of success in protecting client's rights. Our experienced team has represented nearly every type of criminal charge, most notably white collar fraud, domestic violence and drug crimes.

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers is a team of experienced, successful trial attorneys. The entire practice is devoted to protecting clients' rights when they are being pursued by federal and state law enforcement, regulatory agencies and professional licensing boards.
Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers aggressively defend people facing criminal charges, starting with the initial stages of an investigation; opposing subpoenas for testimony or records; and meeting with the government to convince them not to pursue criminal charges. If charges are brought, the firm uses its decades of experience during plea negotiations; pre-trial motions or at trial. There is simply no substitute for skill, experience, hard work and reputation. We take cases to trial to win. When a trial is not advisable or sought by the client, our skills and reputation benefit our clients when we advocate to have the charges declined, dismissed, reduced or settled in the most favorable plea.
Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers have an outstanding record of success defending clients against complex state and federal crimes, including: securities, healthcare, mortgage and business fraud, and charges of conspiracy, racketeering, embezzlement, money laundering, drug trafficking, and murder.

Robert G. Stahl

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers

Mr. Stahl is distinguished by his New Jersey Supreme Court Certification as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney -- a designation obtained by fewer than 1% of attorneys state-wide. In addition to many other awards and peer recognition, Mr. Stahl has earned AV Preeminent peer-rated recognition by Martindale-Hubbell since 2001 and has been recognized by Super Lawyers, White-Collar Practice since 2006.

His firm, Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers, aggressively defends individuals investigated or charged with complex federal and state crimes. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Stahl is recognized by his peers as among the top criminal defense attorneys in the NY/NJ area with the skills, knowledge, compassion and dedication to win. Recent notable federal cases include the dismissal of a murder-for-hire complaint in the SDNY; successfully defending an Essex County political appointee in a federal tax prosecution; defending at trial in the DNJ an Orthodox Rabbi charged with kidnapping recalcitrant husbands who refused their wives religious divorces; and representing a student from Kazakhstan charged with obstruction of justice in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Andrew Christian Olesnycky

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers

Andrew Olesnycky represents individuals and corporations facing criminal charges and investigations in federal, state, and municipal courts.

Mr. Olesnycky has been distinguished by his New Jersey Supreme Court Certification as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney -- a designation obtained by fewer than 1% of attorneys state-wide. He has also been appointed by the District of New Jersey to serve on the Criminal Justice Act Panel of Private Attorneys.

Mr. Olesnycky has defended clients charged with attempted murder, federal wire fraud conspiracy, federal housing benefit fraud, prescription drug conspiracy, sexual assault, distribution of child pornography, interference with custody, corporate theft, and Superstorm Sandy-related fraud in federal and state courts. Recent federal criminal defense cases include a multi-defendant wire fraud conspiracy in federal court.

Laura K. Gasiorowski

Stahl Criminal Defense Lawyers

Laura K. Gasiorowski's practice is devoted to complex pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in a wide variety of state and federal criminal matters, including mail fraud, money laundering, gambling, narcotics violations, murder, and RICO. Ms. Gasiorowski is admitted to the state bars in New York, New Jersey, and Louisiana. She is also admitted to the United States District Court, District of New Jersey; the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

As a result of one of Ms. Gasiorowski's vigorous defense for a client, the United States federal district court held that foreign subjects interrogated abroad by American law enforcement are entitled to Fifth Amendment protections. Her high-profile cases include the defense in a federal death penalty trial of an individual involved in the bombings of American Embassies in Tanzania and Nairobi, Africa. The defendant avoided an execution sentence. Ms. Gasiorowski has served as lead counsel in the sentencing phase of the State of Louisiana v. Leonard Williams death penalty murder trial, who also spared execution.

Recipient, Arthur B. Graves Award for Excellence, Thesis Honor, 1988. Junior Appellate Advocacy, Volunteer for Supervisor of Capital Crimes at New Orleans Indigent Defender Program, 1994.