Louisville Magazine

MAR 2017

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.17 43 FRANK MASCAGNI, III THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT MASCAGNI LAW OFFICE serious, aggressive representation for clients charged with serious criminal offenses 228 South Seventh Street, Louisville, KY 40202 Office: (502) 583-2831 | Fax: (502) 583-3701 superlawyers.com | frankmascagniiii@hotmail.com National, State and Local Awards and Recognition • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors • National Association of Distinguished Counsel "Nation's Top One Percent" 2015 • American Institute Of Criminal Law Attorneys "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys" in Kentucky 2017 • Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory AV national "Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards" Rating 1984 -2017, a designation given to only 5% of all law firms in America • Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2008-2017 publications, an honor less than 5% of 17,000+ lawyers received (superlawyers.com) • Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2017 Criminal Defense • Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer 2008-2016 (criminal defense) • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ since 1990 • Super Lawyers Magazine Criminal Defense Super Lawyer—Kentucky and Ohio Edition 2017 • American Society of Legal Advocates 2013-2015 Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers In The State Of Kentucky • National Academy of Criminal Attorneys Defense, Inc. Top 10 Attorney Award for State of Kentucky 2014 • Best Lawyers in America Magazine®: Best Criminal Defense / Non-White-Collar Lawyers 2010-2016 • National Advocacy for DUI Defense 2013-2014 Top 50 Driving Under the Influence attorneys in the state of Kentucky • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year 2013 • U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2013-2017 Tier 1 Ranking • Premier Edition of Kentucky's Best Lawyers® Magazine: 2011 and 2013 cover photos featuring two exceptional cases • Kentucky's Top Rated Lawyers® 2012-2016 publications • Superb 10.0 Rating by Avvo® 2011-2017 and Top Contributor 2013-2017 • "Top Lawyer" by Corporate Counsel® 2011-2017 • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award 2012 • Lawyers of Distinction 2017 • Louisville Magazine "The Face of Criminal Law" 2016 Frank has been described as "old school" in the best sense — "a fearless advocate for his clients who always places their interests first and never wavers in their defense no matter the odds." When The Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers honored Frank with its statewide award years ago, he was recognized for "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." These words still ring true today. Frank Mascagni enjoys practicing law, litigating civil cases and tackling the challenges presented in protecting the constitutional rights of citizens accused of criminal offenses. 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 or they need to protect themselves in civil litigation, 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, criminal and civil — from DUI jury trials to defense of death penalty cases. 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. 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 tried two lengthy death-penalty cases where he helped his clients avoid the ultimate penalty and successfully litigated a civil case in Jefferson Circuit Court and is defending the judgment at the Kentucky Court of Appeals. One of his jury trial closing arguments may be viewed on YouTube. After 40 years as a trial lawyer, he remains a passionate and effective litigator.

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