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For more than 30 years in the Twin Cities, Minnesotans have relied on the Law Offices of William J. Mauzy for exceptional legal representation from a distinguished attorney.

The firm’s significant cases include obtaining not-guilty jury verdicts on behalf of:

  • The former Chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party accused of illegal campaign contributions
  • A pediatrician charged with criminal sexual conduct
  • A businessman charged with 100 felony counts of fraud
  • An insurance company CEO prosecuted for fraud by the Office of Independent Counsel, in Washington D.C.
  • A preacher’s wife charged with his murder in the first successful Minnesota case using battered women’s defense syndrome
Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer

Recognized for Excellence in Criminal Law

Attorney Bill Mauzy has been named to every edition of Best Lawyers in America in addition to the Top 10 Lawyers and Super Lawyers by Minnesota Law & Politics. He is also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the National Board of Trial Advocacy and he is a certified criminal defense specialist with the Minnesota State Bar Association.

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  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
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  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
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  • Best Lawyers
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  • Rated Best Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report
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  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2014
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
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  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Criminal Trial Specialist
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  • Selected as a Super Lawyer Every Year since 1991
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  • Rated Top 100 by The National Trial Lawyers
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We get the results you need!

He has won acquittals in a wide variety of cases, including securities fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, bid rigging, antitrust, voting fraud, illegal campaign contributions, ERISA fraud, assault, bribery and murder — including the first acquittal in Minnesota using the battered women’s syndrome defense. In one of his many white collar cases, he also became the first attorney in Minnesota to try a case against the Office of Independent Counsel. Mauzy’s client, an insurance company CEO, was acquitted of all charges after a lengthy federal trial in Washington, D.C.

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