William R. Barzee
William R. Barzee has a reputation as a pugnacious trial attorney and tireless advocate. He believes in a very personal approach to his cases. Barzee gets to know his clients and their families. When someone in the family is accused of committing a crime it effects everyone. Barzee understands that he must often become an advocate not just for the accused but for the family as well. His clients and their families know they can reach Barzee on his personal cell phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A native of Miami, William Barzee grew up in South Florida. He attended Coral Gables Senior High School, Florida International University and the University of Miami. Barzee graduated from the University of Miami School of Law where he was a champion litigator and member of the Law Review. After law school Barzee worked for both the State and Federal Public Defenders handing thousands of cases and hundreds of trials.
While in private practice, Barzee has represented individuals accused of such crimes as defrauding the United States of millions of dollars, importing tens of thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States and arranging for millions of dollars of arms shipments to Iran in violation of a federal arms embargo. Not one to back down from a challenge, Barzee is known for his willingness to stand up for his clients against the United States government in an aggressive and fearless manner.
Barzee is a member of the Florida Bar, the Southern District of Florida, the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a panel member of the Southern District of Florida’s Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel. Barzee is listed as a “Top Lawyer” in Criminal Defense by the South Florida Legal Guide and is rated as “Superb” by the attorney ranking website Avvo.
Hector L. Flores
Hector L. Flores graduated from Wabash College in 1980, and from the Indiana University School of Law in 1983 where he currently is a member of the Dean’s Latino Alumni Board. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida and Indiana, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He began his legal career as a Deputy Indiana State Public Defender (1983-1987) focusing on capital appellate and post conviction relief work. In 1987 he became an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Florida and was promoted to Supervisor in the office in 1991.
In twenty-five years of practice Hector has handled all manner of federal criminal trials and appeals, including death penalty, complex white collar defense and international arms and narcotics conspiracies. He completed approximately 150 jury trials including a five month federal death penalty trial resulting in the acquittal of his client. He also defended Miami personal injury lawyer Louis Robles in a complex white collar case involving allegations of $13 million of fraud.
Hector is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami Chapter. He has been rated by his peers at the highest level for skill and ethics in practice, “AV,”as reported by Martindale-Hubbell. Flores is fluent in Spanish.
Richard C. Klugh
Richard C. Klugh is a criminal defense attorney specializing in federal trial, appellate, and post-conviction litigation in Miami, Florida. Richard has been lead counsel in dozens of published victories in state and federal appellate courts, has won numerous trial victories, and has appeared in cases at every level of the trial and appellate courts in the United States, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the 2006 recipient of FACDL-Miami's "Against All Odds" award for his representation of criminal defendants in the U.S. Court of Appeals. He has given seminar presentations for CLE programs at regional and national federal defender conferences throughout the U.S., as well as seminars given by the Florida Bar and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is the author of several published legal articles on subjects ranging from appellate practice to Medicare law and health care regulation. Richard is the former Chief of the Appellate Division of the Federal Defender's Office in the Southern District of Florida. He was also editor of the Defense Newsletter, a monthly legal publication for the Criminal Justice Act attorney panel.
Richard is a 1980 graduate of Harvard Law School and received his B.A. in 1977 with high honors from the University of Florida and was awarded for scholarship by admission to Phi Beta Kappa. He previously served as law clerk to United States District Judge Eugene P. Spellman in Miami., Florida. Prior to graduating from law school, he served as the criminal law clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami. Richard is fluent in Spanish and has conducted case investigations requiring Spanish proficiency in several countries in Latin America
Ivlis Mantilla is an attorney and member of the Florida Bar. She is a native of South Florida and has been with Barzee Flores for the past four years. Ms. Mantilla is fluent in Spanish.
Alexander is a trial lawyer, focusing on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, aviation litigation, and class actions. Alexander also has extensive criminal defense experience and handles matters in the State and Federal courts.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College (B.A., History, 1992) and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1999).
Alexander is a member of the Georgia Bar (admitted 2000); the Alabama Bar (admitted 2001); the District of Columbia Bar (admitted 2001); and the Florida Bar (admitted 2003). He is also a member of the Bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the District of Maryland and the Northern District of Georgia, and a member of the Bars of United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits. READ MORE »