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William Riley Barzee

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   5 reviews

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William R. Barzee is the managing partner of the federal criminal defense firm of Barzee Flores.  Mr. Barzee is a criminal defense attorney with extensive practice in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Barzee has tried over 100 trials to verdict.

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Barzee Flores
40 NW 3rd Street, Penthouse-1
Miami, FL, 33128


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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
Outstanding lawyer!
Bill is just above and beyond all other attorneys I've seen. I have hired attorneys in the past, at least four, and only one of them comes even close to the service and overall results Bill got me. I am a business professional who was charged with a felony (it was BS, I didn't even do it lol). Bill did a great job of understanding the stakes involved given my professional licenses, reputation in my professional community, etc. Other attorney told me to take the state's plea offer. Bill fought fought and fought until the state dismissed the charge. I know he's not cheap, but given the fact that he has not only saved my freedom but also saved my ability to make a living makes it worth every penny!
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Posted by Diego | May 21, 2014
Excellent Lawyer! 4 Felonies Dismissed!
I can proudly say that Mr. Barzee is a one of a kind attorney, as soon as I met him I knew I had found my lawyer. He has all the patience in the world, very tactical, knowledgeable and most importantly trust worthy. Facing 4 felonies back in 2010, after a very difficult case, him and his firm were able to have all 4 felonies dismissed. I strongly recommend Mr. Barzee as your attroney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2009
Great Attorney!!
Mr. Barzee is a great attorney. He handled my case and I was very pleased with the outcome. He is professional, knowledgeable and cares about his clients. I highly reccomend Mr. Barzee.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2009
Smart, attentive and good listener
William Barzee counciled me on a contract dispute I had two years ago. He helped me decide how to proceed to get remedy for what I considered a broken contract. His solutions were creative and insightful and showed me he listened to my needs and concerns in providing advice.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2009
Great Lawyer
Mr. Barzee got my case dismissed. His law firm was very helpful and understanding to all my needs. I would definitely recommend William Barzee.


  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Barzee Flores
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of William R. Barzee, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Trial Attorney
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Trial Attorney
  • Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Investigator
  • State of Florida, Miami-Dade County Public Defender
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Research Assistant
  • University of Miami
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • Macon College
  • 2000
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1994
  • Florida International University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Coral Gables High School
  • 1984
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Legal Cases

  • United States of America v. Defendant


  • Criminal Justice Act
  • Panel Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Indigent Defense Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Southern District of Florida Bar
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Officer
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 1997 - Present
  • University of Miami Law Review
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese


  • Top Lawyers in South Florida
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2010
  • Top Law Frims in South Florida
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2009
  • Best Advocate
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 1996
  • Iron Arrow "Highest Honor Achieved"
  • University of Miami
  • 1989
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  • Justice Building Blog
  • Comments
  • 2009
  • Southern District of Florida Blog
  • Comments
  • 2008
  • Univeristy of Miami Law Review
  • Board Member
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Bar- Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2007
  • University of Miami Law Review Symposium
  • Legal Rights of Children
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is highly respected in the criminal defense community for his passionate representation of clients. I've had the pleasure of getting to know Bill both inside and outside of the courtroom and I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is a well respected by the bench and bar. I have litigated against him as well as on matters where our clients are codefendants. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Barzee is an aggressive and fearless advocate! I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill Barzee is a great guy and one of the up and coming stars in our courtrooms. He is a real fighter and finds a way to get the best results for his clients, even in tough cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Bill Barzee is an awesome attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Bill Barzee has a well-earned reputation for providing his clients with an aggressive, creative and -- most importantly -- effective defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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