Frank Mascagni, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Louisville, KY

Mascagni Law Office
 | 228 South Seventh Street, Louisville, KY 40202-2742
Phone: 502-583-2831
Fax: 502-583-3701
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)

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Attorney Profile

Defending people in Kentucky against criminal charges, Frank Mascagni, III, is the founder of the Mascagni Law Office. His practice focuses on matters such as murder, assault and sex offenses; felonies and misdemeanors; DWI and drug cases; federal charges; and white collar crimes, including fraud.

Known as a hard-nosed bulldog attorney, Mr. Mascagni is ready for the fight. He approaches every case as though it will end up in the courtroom. This preparedness pays off, as he has a reputation for returning optimal results for clients. From jury trials involving the death penalty to high-profile cases, he is resolute in his willingness to work tirelessly for those he represents.

Mr. Mascagni takes a straightforward approach, both with clients and with the opposition. He is no-nonsense when it comes to protecting his client’s future and freedom. That is one of the many reasons he has secured case dismissals, not-guilty verdicts and reduced charges.

Complementing his four decades of experience is Mr. Mascagni’s membership in organizations that include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Louisville Bar Association. Through this groups, Mr. Mascagni is able to stay on top of emerging trends and technology essential to the criminal defense process.

For his many accomplishments, Mr. Mascagni has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America; he holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and he has an Avvo “Superb” rating.

In 1972, Mr. Mascagni graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Christian Brothers University. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1976 from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Assault & Battery, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Frank Mascagni, III

Admitted: 1977, Kentucky

Professional Webpage: https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/40202-ky-frank-mascagni-35636...

Honors/Awards:

  • BEST LAW FIRMS, U.S. NEWS AND BEST LAWYERS, 2017
  • KBA CLE RENEWAL AWARD, KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2016
  • TOP LAWYER, LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE, MARCH 2016, 2016
  • DISTRICT VICE-PRESIDENT, KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, 2016
  • BEST LAW FIRMS, U.S. NEWS AND BEST LAWYERS, 2016
  • NATION'S TOP LAWYERS TOP ONE PERCENT, The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • 2014 CLE Renewal Award, KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • TOP LAWYER AWARD, LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE, LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE, MARCH PUBLICATION, 2014
  • Citizens For Better Judges, 2014
  • TOP 100 CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS IN KENTUCKY, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2014, CRIMINAL DEFENSE NON-WHITE COLLAR & WHITE-COLLAR, 2014
  • Kentucky Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters annual publication, 2013
  • DISTRICT VICE-PRESIDENT, KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, 2013
  • Best Law Firm, 2013 U.S. News-Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Kentucky's Top Rated Lawyers, 2013 Magazine, 2013
  • LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE-TOP LAWYER, 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education Award Renewal, Kentucky Bar Association, 2013
  • KENTUCKY'S BEST LAWYERS MAGAZINE, Best Lawyers In America 2013, 2013
  • AV PREEMINENT RATING, MARTINDLE-HUBBELL, 2013
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR, BEST LAWYERS, 2013
  • AV PREEMINENT RATING, MARTINDALE-HUBBELL, 2013
  • TOP 50 DUI LAWYERS IN KENTUCKY, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, 2013
  • KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, BENCH AND BAR MAGAZINE, APRIL 2012, 2012
  • Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, 2012
  • KENTUCKY'S TOP RATED LAWYERS, 2012
  • COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY HONOR, KENTUCKY'S TOP RATED LAWYERS 2012, 2012
  • THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA CRIMINAL DEFENSE, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2012 EDITION, 2012
  • KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2011 CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION AWARD RENEWAL, 2011
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LAW LIBRARY, 2011
  • CORPORATE COUNSEL MAGAZINE, 2011
  • SOLE PRACTIONER OF THE MONTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE, MAY 2011, 2011
  • KENTUCKY MONTHLY MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2011, KENTUCKY SUPERLAWERS 2011, 2011
  • KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2011
  • ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, 2011
  • 2010 CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION AWARD RENEWAL, KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2011
  • 10.0 Superb Rating 7-15-2011, A v v o, 2011
  • PREMIER EDITION OF KENTUCKY'S BEST LAWYERS MAGAZINE, 2011
  • KENTUCKY BEST LAWYERS PUBLICATION 2011, 2011
  • PREMIER EDITION OF KENTUCKY'S BEST LAWYERS MAGAZINE, 2011
  • LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE MARCH 2011 EDITION, 2011
  • KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, 2011
  • THE AV PREEMINENT RATING FOR 2011, 2011
  • THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2011, Woodward/White Inc., 2011
  • KENTUCKY SUPERLAWYERS, 2010
  • KENTUCKY MONTHLY MAGAZINE, 2010
  • LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE MARCH 2010 ISSUE, LOUISVILLE'S TOP LAWYERS EDITION, 2010
  • KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, 2010
  • THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2010, BEST LAWYERS, THE WORLD PREMIER GUIDE, 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADVOCACY AND THE LOUISVILLE-JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER CORPORATION, 2009
  • 2009 Kentucky SuperLawyers, 2009
  • TOP LAWYERS IN LOUISVILLE, KY, LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE MARCH, 2009 PUBLICATION, 2009
  • DONATED LEGAL SERVICES, KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2009
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2009
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers, Law and Politics, 2008
  • Top Lawyers, Louisville Magazine, 2008
  • HADDAD AWARD, Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
  • DONATED LEGAL SERVICES AWARD, KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION, 2004
  • NATIONAL : Selected as an "Outstanding Lawyer in America"., Outstanding Lawyers of America Award, Outstanding Lawyers of America, 2003
  • COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY:, Kentucky Bar Association Donated Legal Services Recognition Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 1999
  • COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY :, Kentucky Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 1994
  • COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY :, Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Award, Kentucky Bar Association, 1994
  • NATIONAL HONORS;  Selected for inclusion in Corporate Counsel, June 2010 as a Top Lawyer. Selected again in June, 2011. Notified on September 19, 2011 of selection into the Inaugural Edition of America's Most Honored Professionals 2011. Only the top 10% of all recognized American professionals have been so honored with this award, CORPORATE COUNSEL
  • TOP LAWYER CRIMINAL DEFENSE, LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE, MARCH 2015
  • TOP ATTORNEYS IN KENTUCKY, Kentucky Monthly Magazine January 2016
  • STATEWIDE: December 2015 Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyer Magazine- Attorney Frank Mascagni honored in the area of Criminal defense in the magazine
  •  LOCAL : BUECHEL, KENTUCKY: Award presented for work performed by the Mayor of Buechel, KY for legal services performed for the City., City of Buechel Mayor's Award

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • NATIONAL ORGANIZATION : National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,(NACDL), 2008,2009; LIFE MEMBER 2010., 2011
  • KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION; Criminal Law Section 2011, 2011
  • LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY : Louisville Bar Association-member of the Criminal Law Section.1977-2011., 2011
  •  STATEWIDE : Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) Board of Directors 2006,life time member, 2009
  • STATEWIDE: Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers [KACDL ]; Vice President 2005; Director at Large 2006, life time member; Director-at-large 2009, 2009
  • NEW ALBANY, INDIANA : Admitted to the Southern District of Indiana, 2008
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America(ATLA) former member, 2005
  • American Bar Association former member, 2005
  • Louisville Bar Foundation, Inc. Fellow 2011, 2003
  • Kentucky Academy of Justice former member and seminar presenter., 1998
  • CINCINNATI, OHIO : Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 1983-2012., 1983
  • LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY : Eastern District of Kentucky 1983-2011., 1983
  • Louisville Bar Association, Chairman of the Criminal Practice Committee [1981-1982]., 1981
  • Louisville Bar Association Board of Directors, 1981
  • Western District of Kentucky 1978-2011, 1978
  • National District Attorney's Association-1977- former member, while working at the District Attorney's Office (The Commonwealth's Attorneys Office) from 1976-1979., 1977
  • Louisville Bar Association, Criminal Practice Committee, 1977-2011., 1977
  • Kentucky Circuit and District Courts, 1977
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1977
  • Kentucky Supreme Court, 1977

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, KENTUCKY CRIMINAL DEFENSE STRATEGIES, NBI, LEGAL SEMINAR, 2016
  • Presenter, THE RULES OF EVIDENCE: A PRACTICAL TOOLKIT, NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE (NBI), 2014
  • Author, Attorney At Law Magazine May-June 2014, 2014
  • SEMINAR PRESENTER, National Business Institute (NBI), 2014
  • Author, Litigation Tips, Attorney At Law Magazine Jan./Feb. 2014, 2014
  • presenter, Applying the Rules of Evidence, 2013
  • Author, Ethics: A Real Oxymoron: The Honest Lawyer, Attorney at Law Magazine Kentucky July 2013, 2013
  • Author, Take Care of Your Reputation, Attorney At Law Magazine, 2013
  • Author, ETHICS, ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE (KENTUCKY), 2013
  • Author, Ethics: Attorney-Client Sexual Relations, Legal Publication, 2013
  • Presenter, Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, National Business Institute (NBI), All Day Legal Seminar 9:00 Am-4:30 Pm, 2012
  • SPEAKER, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY SCHOOL OF LAW, LITIGATION FORUM, 2012
  • author of a series of legal articles, ETHICS, GREATER METRO LOUISVILLE ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE, 2011
  • AUTHOR OF ETHICS ARTICLE, ATTORNEY AT LAW MAGAZINE, JUly 2011, 2011
  • SPEAKER AND MODERATOR, KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, 2011
  • September 13-21, 2010, UNITED STATES V. JUDGE G. THOMAS PORTEOUS,JR., PROFESSOR JONATHAN TURLEY'S LEGAL BLOG, JONATHANTURLEY.ORG, 2010
  • Speaker and Moderator, KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, 2010
  • Speaker/Moderator, STATE AND FEDERAL FIREARMS LAW, KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS, 2010
  • Speaker, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW, 2009
  • Author of Preface, PROSECUTORIAL ACCOUNTABILITY, LEGAL PUBLICATION, 2009
  • SPEAKER/PRESENTER/AUTHOR, TOPICS: CRIMINAL LAW (STATE AND FEDERAL), CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, TRIAL SKILLS AND VARIOUS LITIGATION TOPICS, 2009
  • SPEAKER, KENTUCKY BAR ASSOCIATION NEW LAWYERS PROGRAM, 2009
  • Speaker, 2008 KENTUCKY CIRCUIT JUDGES COLLEGE, 2008
  • speaker, VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION IN THE COURTROOM, 2008
  • Speaker/Panel Member, The Practice of Criminal Law, The National Black Law Students Association-University Of Louisville School Of Law, 2008
  • Author/Lecturer, The Criminal Defense Trial From Start to Finish, 2006
  • [2006-2008], Speaker, Leadership Academy Program-Louisville Bar Association, 2006
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethical Issues for the Honest Defense Attorney, 2006
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW-jury trial practice., Class Speaker, U of L School of Law Trial Practice , 2004
  • Author/Lecturer, Criminal Defense/DUI, 2003
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE SCHOOL OF LAW, Class Speaker, U of L School of Law Criminal Procedure, 2002
  • Author/Lecturer, Strategies in Handling DUI Cases, 2002
  • Author/Lecturer, Defense Strategies and Ethics, 2002
  • Author/Lecturer, Avoiding Bar Complaints: Ethical Issues in Criminal Law for Defense and Prosecution, 2001
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethical Dilemmas in Handling Criminal Cases, 2000
  • Author/Lecturer, Criminal Law in Kentucky, 2000
  • Author/Lecturer, Diogenes' Search Continues, 2000
  • Author/Lecturer, Practical Aspects of Criminal Law, 2000
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethical Issues for the Criminal Law Practitioner, 2000
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Criminal Law, 2000
  • Author/Lecturer, Legal Ethics, 1997
  • Author/Lecturer, Bench, Badge and Bar, 1996
  • Author/Lecturer, How to Find the Courthouse, Louisville Bar Association, 1994
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethics in Criminal Practice, 1993
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethics: Our Continuing Obligation, 1993
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethics, 1993
  • Author/Lecturer, Ethics, 1992
  • Author/Lecturer, It is Easier to Prevent Ill Habits Than to Break Them, 1992
  • Author/Speaker, Diogenes: In Search of an Honest Man, 1992
  • Author/Lecturer, Common Pitfalls in the Practice of Law, 1990
  • Author/Lecturer, Practical and Ethical Considerations, 1989
  • Speaker/Presenter, CRIMINAL LAW PRACTICE, KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL ATTORNEYS [KATA]
  • Guest Speaker, University of Louisville-Business Law course
  • Speaker, Kentucky Prosecutors Annual Conference
  • GUEST SPEAKER, PRACTICE OF CRIMINAL LAW

Industry Groups

  • Kentucky Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Kentucky[KBA] And Louisville Bar Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Office Location for Frank Mascagni, III

228 South Seventh Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2742

Phone: 502-583-2831

Fax: 502-583-3701

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Last Updated: 8/27/2018

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