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.
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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.
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