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Frank Mascagni

Frank Mascagni III

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Constitutional, Civil Rights, DUI & DWI

About Me


Education: J.D., University of Louisville Law School,Louisville, Kentucky, 1976. State prosecutor 1977-1979. Entered into private practice concentrating on criminal law defense in state and federal courts, from DUI to death penalty jury trials. Nationally : Martindale-Hubbell AV RATING, 1984. Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, (..." just 5% of all law firms in America..." are selected to be included in this annual publication.)1990. Speaker: criminal law, procedure and professional responsibility. 2005 Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Haddad Award: "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." Recognized for his "complete knowledge of the law, keen sense of strategy, effective negotiating skills, thorough and exhaustive trial preparation, excellent trial skills and unique style and persuasive way with juries." Selected as a TOP LAWYER in 2008, 2009,2010 and 2011 in The Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY in the CRIMINAL LAW and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW  sections; Selected to be included in KENTUCKY SUPERLAWYERS publication 2008 [only 22/15,000 lawyers selected statewide in the area of CRIMINAL DEFENSE] and 2009, 2010 and 2011 in the area of CRIMINAL LAW from over 16,000 member attorneys with the Kentucky Bar Association. 2008-2009-2010-2011 KENTUCKY SUPER LAWYERS featured in the KENTUCKY MONTHLY magazine in August 2008-09-10-11 editions.


Selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA  in the speciality of Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar.[ Only 6 Louisville, KY  trial lawyers selected to receive this honor in this practice area.] Book to be available in November, 2009. 8-8-2010 notified of selection for inclusion in the 2011 edition of THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA in the practice area of CRIMINAL DEFENSE. Nationwide 41,452 attorneys in 82 legal specialties listed from a pool of 1.1 million lawyers (less than 4% selected in the nation). Books to be available in November 2010.


Selected for inclusion in the PREMIER EDITION KENTUCKY'S BEST LAWYERS MAGAZINE 2011. To be printed February 25,2011. Attorney Frank Mascagni selected for the cover and an article on one of his exceptional cases to be featured in the magazine. Magazine to be inserted in The Louisville Courier-Journal, The Lexington Herald-Leader and The Wall Street Journal, Kentucky subscribers; and other legal subscribers of publications of ALM: Corporate Counsel Magazine, The American Lawyer. The National Law Journal and on LAW.COM.


Selected for inclusion in the GREATER LOUISVILLE METRO PREMIER EDITION 2011 OF ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE. To be published May, 2011 by Target Market Media,LLC. Attorney Mascagni to be featured in a 4 page feature article as "Solo Practioner of the Month".The digital edition  is viewable on the home page of the website:


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Author of an article titled " A Real Oxymoron: The Honest Lawyer" published in the July/August 2011 publication of Attorney At Law Magazine, Greater Louisville Metro.www.targetmarketmediallc.com


 


 COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY VS. DANTE D. WATTS SR.


 FOUR DAY JURY TRIAL JUNE 27-30, 2011

 JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT, DIVISION 6

 JUDGE OLU STEVENS

 LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

 FRANK MASCAGNI, III, DEFENSE COUNSEL

 FRANK DAHL, PROSECUTING ATTORNEY

 

 COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY VS. DANTE WATTS, SR: Cases numbered 09-CR-03708 and 11-CR-1696. Judge: Olu Stevens, Prosecutor : Frank Dahl. Client charged with complicity to traffic in cocaine with a  handgun, complicity to traffic in cocaine with a handgun within 1000 yards of a school and complicity to traffic in marijuana under 5 pounds with a handgun. Second indictment charging status offender as PFO-I (Persistent Felony Offender):  client's exposure :20 years to Life. Opening by prosecutor claims approx. 7 pounds of powder cocaine, crack cocaine [over 1888 grams total] and marijuana, handgun, baggies, and ammo and over $40,000.00 in cash, scales, etc., seized. 4 day scheduled jury trial. Voir dire on 6-27-2011; openings 6-28-2011 and 4-5 witnesses called by the government. Total of 12 witnesses called by the prosecutor. 7 year offer rejected by client. More government proof scheduled 6-29-2011, the defense offered no proof during it's case in chief. Closings set for 6-30-2011. Attorney Mascagni lead counsel for the defense. Jury out 3.8 hours and returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY ON ALL SIX VERDICT FORMS , substantive, enhanced and as an alleged complicitor. It was a good defense verdict. June 30, 2011.

 

JURY INSTRUCTIONS READ BY THE COURT AND DEFENSE COUNSEL'S CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN 6 PARTS  POSTED ON YOU TUBE 8-11-2011:







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Great series of closing arguments to listen to. A great orator and advocate, a great lawyer.



 Notified on 9-1-2011 of selection for inclusion in the 2012 edition of THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA in the area of CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Non-White collar. 8-23-12 selected for THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2013 IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE.


 



Attorney Frank Mascagni, III, photographed Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012  in Louisville, Ky. (Photo/Brian Bohannon)

 




 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    38 years
  2. Federal Crime: 10%
    35 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 5%
    35 years
  4. Civil Rights: 5%
    38 years
  5. Constitutional: 5%
    38 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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    Jason Butler Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel Michael Alvarez

    Frank Mascagni is a relentless and tenacious trial attorney. He has the perfect combination of legal genius and common sense know how to get results. His tenacity and intelligence is only matched by his passion as a tireless advocate for his clients. Simply put, Frank wins cases because he is a darn good trial attorney.

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    Daniel Alvarez DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

MASCAGNI LAW OFFICE
701 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY, 40202-2742

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KYAuthorized to practice law197707/14/2011

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
TOP LAWYER 2015Louisville Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in 2015U.S. News Best Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America-Criminal defenseBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
SuperLawyer 2015-Criminal defenseKentucky Superlawyer2015
Board of Directors 2015Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2015
District Vice PresidentKentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2015
"TOP LAWYER"Louisville Magazine2014
best lawyer Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2014
Criminal Defense & White Collar Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2014
CLE AWARDKentucky Bar Association2014
Law Firm of the monthhttp://bit.ly/1dpGerXAttorney At Law Magazine2014
KENTUCKY SUPER LAWYER 2013-2014KENTUCKY SUPER LAWYERS2014
U.S. News ‒ Best LawyersCongratulations again on receiving a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News ‒ Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”2013
LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2013BEST LAWYERS 20122013
KENTUCKY SUPER LAWYERSUPERLAWYERS.COM2013
2013 Top Rated Lawyer’‘Kentucky’s Legal Leaders2013
Top 50 DUI lawyers in KYThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD)2013
KENTUCKY SUPER LAWYERS: 2008,2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012Super Lawyers: CRIMINAL DEFENSE2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Lawyers in Criminal Defense, White Collar & DUILouisville Magazine, Louisville Kentucky2012
THE BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERSMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Pro Bono and CLE AwardsKentucky Bar Association2012
"TOP LAWYER" in 3 practice areasLOUISVILLE MAGAZINE TOP LAWYER AWARD 20122012
TOP LAWYER in: Criminal defense and DWI/DUILouisville Magazine March 20122012
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ; FEBRUARY, 2011KENTUCKY'S BEST LAWYERS 20112012
Criminal Defense-Non-White CollarTHE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA2012
CRIMINAL DEFENSEBest Lawyers in America2011
CRIMINAL DEFENSE; Non-White CollarTHE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2010 EDITION2011
PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDDEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADVOCACY & LOUISVILLE-JEFFESRON COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER CORP.2009
Provider of Free Legal Services for ExpungementsLegal Aid Society of Louisville, KY2009
Frank Haddad AwardKentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Haddad AwardKentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2005
LOCAL RECOGINITION AWARDTHE LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF LOUISVILLE, INC.2003
Pro Bono Service AwardLouisville Bar Association2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
founder/ownerMascagni Law Office1979 - Present
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney: State ProsecutorCommonwealth Attorney's Office, Louisville, KY1976 - 1979
law clerkPretrial Services, Jefferson County1975 - 1975
law clerkWeber and Rose1975 - 1976
law clerkEwen McKenzie & Peden1975 - 1976
law clerkJefferson County Consumer Protection1974 - 1975
law school libraryUniversity Of Louisville, Brandeis School Of Law1974 - 1975
Science Teacher & Varsity CoachSacred Heart High School Biloxi, MS1972 - 1973

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2014 - Present
October 7, 2013 : Recognized by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) as one of the top 50 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys in the state of Kentucky.N/A2013 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember2013 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVICE PRESIDENT2010 - 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2010 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
KENTUCKY JUSTICE & PUBLIC SAFETY CABINETMEMBER OF THE GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE DRUG LAWS IN KY2008 - 2008
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2006 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationPast member of Board of Directors1981 - 1981
Louisville Bar AssociationProfessional Responsibility Committee Member1980 - 1990
Louisville Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Committee Member1979 - 1979
Louisville Bar AssociationPast Chairman Criminal Practice Committee1977 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of DirectorsN/A
KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERSBoard of Directors 2012N/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
www.superlawyers.comN/A
Published Opinions KY Supreme Court: www.superlawyers.comwww.superlawers.com for major case citations
LITIGATION TIPSPublished in ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE, JAN.-FEB.2014

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazineCOLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF A CRIMINAL CONVICTION IN KY2015
Attorney at Law MagazineThe Evolution of the Constitutional Rights of a Criminal Defendant Since 1791 and Post Gideon (1963), Kentucky Constitution (1975) and Evitts (1985) to USA v. KBA (2014)2014
Attorney At Law MagazineLitigation Tips2014
ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2014WHAT EVERY LAWYER SHOULD KNOW PRIOR TO ADVISING THEIR CLIENT TO ENTER A PLEA OF GUILTY IN A CRIMINAL CASE:2014
Attorney At Law Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2014LITIGATION TIPS2014
Attorney At Law Magazine, October 2011Attorney-Client Sexual Relations-Ethical Article2011
ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINEA Real Oxymoron: The Honest Lawyer July/August 20112011
Attorney At Law Magazine, Greater Metro LouisvilleTake Care of Your Reputation September 20112011
Chas Allen, author; Attorney Mascagni represented one of the 4 co-defendants,US District Court, ED of KYMR. PINK, The Inside Story of The Transylvania Book Heist2010
PREFACE to Judge Stan Billingsley's (Ret.) bookPROSECUTORIAL ACCOUNTABILITY2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of LouisvilleLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Christian Brothers UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1972
St. Joseph's High School, Greenville, MSN/Adiploma1967

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
), All Day Legal Seminar November 14, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky., 2013Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know2013
Professional ResponsibilityEthics, 3 hour seminar2012
All day seminar in Louisville, KYEVIDENCE2012
KACDL JUNE 2011 SUMMER SERIESTHE PRACTICE OF CRIMINAL LAW IN FEDERAL COURT2011
KACDL JUNE 2010 SUMMER SERIESSTATE AND FEDERAL FIREARMS LAW2010
NEW LAWYERS PROGRAM, COVINGTON, KYETHICS FROM THE PROSECUTORS & DEFENSE PERSPECTIVES2008
KBA, LBA, KACDL, KATA, Badge, Bench & BarCriminal Law and Procedure and Professional Responsibility1980
KBA, LBA, in state and out of state bar functionsCriminal law, criminal procedure, professional responsibility1980