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MAR 2012

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LEGAL PROFILES Louisville Magazine FRANK MASCAGNI, III 8FTU +FGGFSTPO 4USFFU t -PVJTWJMMF ,: t XXX TVQFSMBXZFST DPN t GSBOLNBTDBHOJJJJ!IPUNBJM DPN frankmascagniiii@hotmail.com t 0GmDF t 'BY Frank Mascagni's clients come from all different walks of life, but they all have one thing in common — their freedom and potentially their lives are at stake. 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 the 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 recently tried two 5-6 week death penalty cases, helping his clients avoid the penalty of death. One of his successful jury trial closing arguments from 2011 may be viewed on YouTube. He remains a passionate and effective litigator. Awards & Recognition Martindale-Hubbell® t t t t t t t t Frank Mascagni, III America Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ since 1990 Kentucky Super Lawyers® WLRQV DQ KRQRU OHVV WKDQ ÀYH SHUFHQW RI RYHU ceived (www.superlawyers.com) The Best Lawyers In America® 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 publica- ODZ\HUV UH- 2010, 2011 and 2012 publications, one of only 15 lawyers selected statewide in the Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar practice area Premier Edition of Kentucky's Best Lawyers® Magazine February 25, 2011 cover photo with one of his exceptional cases featured Kentucky's Top Rated Lawyers® 1 of 29 attorneys selected statewide in Criminal Law area Superb 10.0 Rating by Avvo® "Top Lawyer" by Corporate Counsel® 2011 and 2012 2011 In addition to a demanding trial practice, Frank speaks frequently at bar functions and legal seminars and writes law articles on criminal law and procedure and professional responsibility. He has written and pub- lished three articles in Attorney At Law Greater Louisville Metro Magazine in 2011. He has been described as "old school" in the best sense — "a IHDUOHVV DGYRFDWH IRU KLV FOLHQWV ZKR DOZD\V SODFHV WKHLU LQWHUHVWV ÀUVW DQG QHYHU ZDYHUV LQ WKHLU GHIHQVH QR PDWWHU WKH RGGV µ $V WKH .HQWXFN\ $VVR- ciation 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 persua- sive way with juries." After 35 years as a trial lawyer, Frank Mascagni still enjoys practicing law, litigating and tackling the challenges presented in protecting the constitutional rights of citizens accused of criminal offenses. Frank Mascagni, III is proud to announce the expansion of the practice by inviting two new associates to join his son, Christian, in the newly formed Mascagni Law Group. Recently 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, Kentucky's history. Based on existing trial FRPPLWPHQWV LW ZDV QHFHVVDU\ WR H[SDQG WKH RIÀFH SHUVRQQHO WR SURYLGH IXOO VHUYLFHV WR H[LVWLQJ DQG IXWXUH FOLHQWV QHHGLQJ UHSUHVHQWDWLRQ LQ WKH areas of criminal, civil and family law. Adding Jason Butler and Nicholas Neumann to the established practice of Christian Mascagni, the Mascagni Law Group will be better able to service current and future client needs with more and experienced trial attorneys available. MASCAGNI LAW OFFICE serious, aggressive representation for clients charged with serious criminal offenses THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT January, 31 2012 publication — Law Directory AV national "Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards" Rating 1984 D GHVLJQDWLRQ JLYHQ WR RQO\ ÀYH SHUFHQW RI DOO ODZ ÀUPV LQ 2012

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