William J. Mauzy

William J. Mauzy

Attorney
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phone:
612-444-9466
Fax:
612-340-1628
Email:

William J. Mauzy. Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Having tried more than 100 cases in state and federal court, he has been selected continuously for 30 years for the book The Best Lawyers in America. Mauzy is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Trial Specialist and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Criminal Trial Specialist. Effectively representing individuals and corporations in all criminal matters, he has won acquittals in a wide variety of matters including securities fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, bid rigging, health care fraud, antitrust, ERISA fraud, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, environmental crimes and bribery. Mauzy achieved the first acquittal in Minnesota using the battered woman’s syndrome defense in a murder trial. In one of his many white collar cases, he 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 trial in Washington, D.C. Mauzy won an acquittal for the former Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota for alleged illegal corporate campaign contribution, and an acquittal for a highly regarded Twin Cities pediatrician on criminal sexual assault charges.

Mauzy is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, United States Supreme Court and United States Tax Court. He also is admitted to practice in the State of Wisconsin. B.A. 1969, Carleton College; J.D. cum laude, 1973, University of Minnesota.

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar Crimes

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985
  • Criminal Law Specialist, , Minnesota State Bar Association, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1973
  • Carleton College
    • B.A. - 1969

Classes/Seminars

  • "Law Searches", Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute Seminar, 1979 - Present
  • "Prosecution Discovery: Criminal Defense Lawyers Response", Minnesota Trial Lawyer
  • "Street Encounters", Minnesota Trial Lawyer November, 1979 - Present
  • "Accosting Citizens", Minnesota Trial Lawyer, 1979 - Present
  • "Automobile Searches", Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota Criminal Justice Course, 1979 - Present
  • "Jury Impeachment", Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota Criminal Justice Course, 1980 - 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
  • "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
  • "Lessons Learned from Defending Against the Office of Independent Counsel", Law & Politics, Crimes and Misdemeanors Seminar, 1997 - Present
  • "Confrontation and Hearsay", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Strategic Approaches to Minnesota Evidence Seminar, 1998 - Present
  • "Ethical Issues for Criminal Defense Lawyers", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Ethical Issues & Elimination of Bias Seminar, 2000 - Present
  • "Presenting a Convincing Theory of Defense in Financial Crime Trials", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Financial Investigations Seminar, 2001 - Present
  • "The Discovery Room: Issues and Procedures for Complete Discovery in Complex Cases", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, White Collar Crime Seminar, 2002 - Present
  • “Demonstrative Evidence”, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education Seminar, 1998 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee of Criminal Procedure, 1981 - 1995
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Task Force on Jury Trial Procedure, 2000 - 2002
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota (Federal Practice Committee), 1985 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Criminal Law Committee), 1973 - Present
  • Minnesota Bar Association (past President, Criminal Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Criminal Justice Section, Complex Crimes Committee), 1983 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Criminal Justice Section, Complex Crimes Committee), 1983 - Present
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors), 1991 - 1994
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President’s Commendation), 1979
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association: Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - Present