Robert G. Stahl has been an attorney since 1989 and founded the firm in 1997. Since that time, he has represented clients in complex criminal matters, both at trial and on appeal, and matters before the NASD and SEC. Mr. Stahl has defended numerous clients and corporations charged with health care fraud and securities fraud. Mr. Stahl spends approximately ninety percent of his time defending individuals and corporations charged with federal and state violations. Mr. Stahl’s list of clients includes individuals, government officials and corporations located in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and the former U.S.S.R.
Mr. Stahl has an extensive background in criminal investigations and trials. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey for over six years and specialized in complex white-collar crime, tax investigations and organized crime investigations. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Stahl successfully prosecuted multi-defendant, complex fraud cases that lasted as long as nine months, including the largest excise tax fraud case in the history of the United States. During his tenure, Mr. Stahl received two of the highest national awards given by the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney General for his outstanding trial skills. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Stahl was a law clerk for Federal District Court Judge John W. Bissell for two years. Mr. Stahl graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall Law School.
Mr. Stahl regularly appears in federal and state courts throughout New Jersey and federal courts in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Massachusetts. Mr. Stahl is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the District of New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Stahl belongs to the American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Association, the Union County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
From 2007-present, Mr. Stahl was selected as a Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense. Mr. Stahl is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Criminal Trial Attorney. The Certified Trial Lawyer designation by the New Jersey Supreme Court is limited to lawyers who have demonstrated 1) substantial involvement in trial matter in Superior Court; 2) an unblemished reputation as attested to by judges and lawyers; and 3) substantial knowledge and continuing legal education shown by passing a special written examination on trial practice. Mr. Stahl also appears as a legal commentator on Fox News and Fox Business News.
Areas of Practice
Complex Criminal Law Litigation
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
New Jersey, 1989 U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1989 U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998 U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998 U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997 U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New JerseyJ.D. magna cum laude – 1989 Honors: Winner, 1988 Appellate Moot Court Competition and Best Brief Honors: 1988 National Moot Court Team Member
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USAB.A. – 1979 Honors: With Honors Honors: Dean’s List
White-Collar Criminal Defense in Federal Court – – Individuals and Corporations Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry Employees
Honors and Awards
Director’s Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1996 John Marshall Award, U. S. Department of Justice, 1999 Selected as Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense, 2007 – present Certified Criminal Trial Attorney – New Jersey Supreme Court
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Bar Association New Jersey State Bar Association Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Federal Bar Association Union County Bar Association American Association for Justice
Past Employment Positions
Stahl & Horblit, LLC, Summit, N.J., Private Practice, 1997 – 1999 United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Strike Force Division, 1991 – 1997 Hon. John W. Bissell, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Law Clerk, 1989 – 1991 United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Paralegal Specialist & Law Enforcement Committee Coordinator, 1986 – 1989 Somerset County Prosecutor, Detective-Sergeant, Narcotics Task Force & Homicide Division, 1980 – 1985