Louisville Magazine

MAR 2014

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LegaL ProfiLes Louisville Magazine 2014 Frank Mascagni, III frank mascagni, iii mascagni LaW OfficE serious, aggressive representation for clients charged with serious criminal offenses 701 West Jefferson Street • Louisville, KY • 40202 • Offce: (502) 583-2831 • Fax: (502) 583-3701 www.superlawyers.com • frankmascagniiii@hotmail.com Frank Mascagni's clients come from many different walks of life but they are all at risk of losing their jobs, their driver's and professional licenses, their freedom and potentially their lives. When the odds and evidence are stacked against clients in criminal cases, they need a competent, zealous, experienced trial lawyer. Frank Mascagni, III was born in Greenville, Mississippi in the late 1940s. After graduating from University of Louisville School of Law in 1976, he served as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, prosecuting white collar crimes and career criminals before entering private practice in 1979. Frank devotes the majority of his practice to criminal law defense in state and federal courts, handling a variety of litigation — from DUI jury trials to defense of death penalty cases. Frank was involved with the biggest drug conspiracy case in the Western District of Kentucky following his decision to represent a client described as the leader of the largest cocaine distribution in Louisville's history. He also recently tried two lengthy death penalty cases where he helped his clients avoid the ultimate penalty. What's more, his jury trial closing arguments from 2011 may be viewed on YouTube. After 37 years as a trial lawyer, he remains a passionate and effective litigator. National, State and Local Awards and Recognition • Martindale-Hubbell ® Law Directory AV national "Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards" Rating 1984-2013, a designation given to only 5 percent of all law frms in America • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ since 1990 • Kentucky Super Lawyers ® 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 publications, an honor less than 5 percent of 17,000+ lawyers received (superlawyers.com) • Super Lawyers Magazine Criminal Defense Super Lawyer — Kentucky 2013-2014, Ohio 2014 • American Society of Legal Advocates 2013 Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers In The State Of Kentucky • The Best Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar Lawyers In America ® 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 publications, one of only 15 lawyers selected statewide • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer 2012 and 2013 (criminal defense, non-white collar criminal defense and DUI/DWI) • National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2013 Top 50 Driving Under the Infuence attorneys in the state of Kentucky • Best Lawyers ® Lawyer of the Year 2013 • U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2013 and 2014 Tier 1 Ranking • Best Lawyers in America ® 2013 Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and Criminal Defense: White-Collar • Premier Edition of Kentucky's Best Lawyers ® Magazine: 2011 and 2013 cover photos featuring two exceptional cases • Kentucky's Top Rated Lawyers ® 2012 and 2013 publication • Superb 10.0 Rating by Avvo ® 2011, 2012 and 2013 and Top Contributor 2013 • "Top Lawyer" by Corporate Counsel ® 2011, 2012 and 2013 • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award 2012 In addition to a demanding trial practice, Frank speaks frequently at bar functions and legal seminars and writes articles on criminal law and procedure and professional responsibility. He has written and published numerous articles in Attorney At Law Greater Louisville Metro Magazine since 2011. He has been described as "old school" in the best sense — "a fearless advocate for his clients who always places their interests frst and never wavers in their defense no matter the odds." As the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers put it when honoring Frank with its statewide award in 2005, he is recognized for his "complete knowledge of the law, keen sense of strategy, effective negotiating skills, thorough and exhaustive trial preparation, excellent trial skills, unique style and persuasive way with juries." Frank Mascagni enjoys practicing law, litigating and tackling the challenges presented in protecting the constitutional rights of citizens accused of criminal offenses. Frank Mascagni is proud to announce the expansion of his practice. Experienced trial attorney Leslie K. Smith joins Frank's son Christian in the established Mascagni Law Group providing full services to criminal, civil and family law clients. THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT 78-83 Legal Profiles.indd 81 2/20/14 2:16 PM

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