William J. Mauzy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Mauzy Law Office PA
 | 800 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 612-504-5533
Fax: 612-340-1628
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

From his law office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, attorney William J. Mauzy provides exceptional advocacy and support to clients throughout the Twin Cities region and across the state who stand accused of or are under investigation for serious federal violations and other felonies and misdemeanors.

Certified as a criminal trial specialist by the both the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Mauzy has more than 30 years of experience defending the rights and liberties of the accused, and he has helped secure dismissals, acquittals and not-guilty verdicts for his clients facing the following criminal charges and more:

·        White collar crimes, including all types of fraud

·        Tax crimes

·        Cyber and computer crimes

·        Sex crimes

·        Drug crimes

·        Terrorist threats

·        DUI/DWI and other serious criminal traffic violations

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Mauzy has handled cases for several high-profile public figures, CEOs and other professionals. He holds the distinction of being the first attorney in the state to try a case against the Office of Independent Counsel, and he also helped secure the first acquittal in a murder trial using the battered woman’s syndrome defense.

A 1969 graduate of Carleton College, Mr. Mauzy attended University of Minnesota Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1973. The Minnesota State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 8th Circuits, the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Tax Court.

Widely regarded as a leader in criminal defense, Mr. Mauzy has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics. He also maintains an active presence in his legal community, as evidenced by his memberships with numerous local, state and national bar associations.

Among his many accolades, Mr. Mauzy has earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America* as well as a ranking among the Top 10 Lawyers in Minnesota for the past several years. He is also a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.

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Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%): White Collar Crime

Criminal Defense (20%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About William Mauzy

Admitted: 1973, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.mauzylawfirm.com/about/william-mauzy/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 2009 – Present
  • Selected for inclusion in every edition of Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • MSBA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Criminal Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2010, 1900
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota, 1973
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Directors MSBA Criminal Law Certification Board
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President’s Commendation, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, 1973 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Complex Crimes Committee, 1983 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1974
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on Jury Trial Procedure, 2000 - 2002
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Complex Crimes Committee, 1983 - Present
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • Minnesota, 1973
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1975
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee of Criminal Procedure, 1981-1995
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Past President

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "What To Do About Criminal Fraud and Abuse Allegations, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Long Term Care and The Law Seminar, 1987 - Present
  • "Expert Testimony on Ultimate Issues", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Minnesota Evidence Seminar, 1988 - Present
  • "Managing Multiple Front Litigation", Federal Bar Association, Federal Court Practice Seminar, 1989 - Present
  • "Document Production in White Collar Cases", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Crime 1989 Seminar, 1989 - Present
  • "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Defending Fraud Cases Internationally", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Government Contract Fraud Seminar, 1989 - Present
  • "Criminal Defense Considerations and the Internal Investigation", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Government Contract and Program Fraud, 1991 - Present
  • "Trial Strategies in Fraud Cases", Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, 1992 - Present
  • "Response Strategies to Medicaid & Medicare Investigations", Care Providers of Minnesota, Fraud and Abuse Seminar, 1992 - Present
  • "Are You Being Served?", Bench and Bar of Minnesota, 1994 - Present
  • "Recent Trends in Automobile Searches: The Defense Perspective", Continuing Legal Education, 29th Annual Criminal Justice Institute Seminar, 1994 - Present
  • "Criminal Investigation Issues in the Bankruptcy Context", Minnesota State Bar Association, 1995 Bankruptcy Institute Seminar, 1995 - Present
  • "Dealing with the Media in Criminal Cases", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Dealing with the Media Seminar , 1995 - Present
  • "Dealing with the Media in Criminal Cases" , Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Dealing with the Media Seminar, 1996 - Present
  • "Responding to Government Requests for Information", Law & Politics, Crimes and Misdemeanors Seminar, 1996 - Present
  • "Less Boring Direct Examination", Minnesota State Bar Association, 32nd Annual Criminal Justice Institute Seminar, 1997 - Present
  • "Law Searches", Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute Seminar, 1979 - Present
  • "Lessons Learned from Defending Against the Office of Independent Counsel", Law & Politics, Crimes and Misdemeanors Seminar, 1997 - Present
  • "Prosecution Discovery: Criminal Defense Lawyers Response", Minnesota Trial Lawyer
  • "Confrontation and Hearsay", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Strategic Approaches to Minnesota Evidence Seminar, 1998 - Present
  • "Street Encounters", Minnesota Trial Lawyer November, 1979 - Present
  • "Ethical Issues for Criminal Defense Lawyers", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Ethical Issues & Elimination of Bias Seminar, 2000 - Present
  • "Accosting Citizens", Minnesota Trial Lawyer, 1979 - Present
  • "Presenting a Convincing Theory of Defense in Financial Crime Trials", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Financial Investigations Seminar, 2001 - Present
  • "Automobile Searches", Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota Criminal Justice Course, 1979 - Present
  • "The Discovery Room: Issues and Procedures for Complete Discovery in Complex Cases", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, White Collar Crime Seminar, 2002 - Present
  • "Jury Impeachment", Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota Criminal Justice Course, 1980 - Present
  • “Demonstrative Evidence”, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education Seminar, 1998 - Present
  • "Misdemeanor Appeals", Advanced Legal Education, Appellate Practice Institute, Seminar on Appellate Advocacy, 1981 - Present
  • "Prosecution Discovery, Keeping the Prosecutor Out of Your Drawers", Advanced Legal Education, Federal Criminal Practice Seminar, 1982 - Present
  • "Container Searches", Minnesota Criminal Justice Course, 1982 - Present
  • "404(b): Other Crimes Evidence", Advanced Legal Education, Criminal Practice Seminar, 1983 - Present
  • "Sentencing Alternatives", Advanced Legal Education, Criminal Practice Seminar, 1983 - Present
  • "Multiple Representation", Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Justice Institute, 1984 - Present
  • "Defending Lawyers Involved in Criminal Activity", Advanced Legal Education, Criminal Practice Seminar, 1985 - Present
  • "Keeping the Character Door Closed", Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Evidence in Criminal Cases, 1985 - Present
  • "Expert Testimony in Criminal Trials", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Minnesota Evidence Seminar, 1985 - Present
  • "Confrontation", Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Justice Course, 1986 - Present
  • "Grand Jury Practice", Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Justice Course, 1987 - Present
  • "Grand Jury Practice", Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Justice Course, 1987 - Present

Educational Background:

  • Carleton College, B.A., 1969
Office Location for William J. Mauzy

800 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-504-5533

Fax: 612-340-1628

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Last Updated: 4/16/2019

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