Former Asst. U.S. Attorney * Former Federal Prosecutor * Former Deputy Chief
30 Years of State and Federal Experience in South Florida and Courts Nationally


Highly accomplished, meticulously organized and detailed Attorney with a proven track record of success conducting legal research, analysis, trial preparation, and document drafting. Experience providing counsel to government and the private sector has contributed to his exceptional, broad based legal knowledge. Proven ability to analyze statutes, ordinances, case law, and factual data. Outstanding ability to anticipate and evaluate all issues to adequately protect clients, and complete projects producing professional result. 






                                   Civil Litigation                                                                                 Criminal Defense
                                   Auto Accidents/ Personal Injury                                                         Drug & Sex Offenses
                                   Medical Malpractice                                                                             Domestic Violence
                                   Foreclosure Defense/Loan Modification                                              D.U.I’S






1979- Present             Continuing Legal Education in Federal and State Law
1976-1979                  Juris Doctorate, Marquette University Law School
1972-1976                  B.A.– Marquette University
1968-1972                  McQuaid Jesuit H.S., Rochester, N.Y.






1979- Present              Admitted to practice before Federal District Court in
1979- Present                  S.D.N.Y., E.D. Illinois, E. D. Georgia, S.D. Florida, M.D. Florida
1986                            Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Florida
1978                            Admitted to E.D. and W. D of Wisconsin
1977                            Admitted to Supreme Court of Wisconsin






1983-1996                  Visiting Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
1995                            Historical Association of South Florida- Guest Lecturer




Private Practitioner
Law Offices of Chris Mancini, P.A. – South Florida

Specialize in litigation of all types, including Federal and State Courts, Criminal and Civil Litigation. Extensive travel in Asia and Latin America. Fluent in Spanish.


2010- Present
Legal Columnist
Florida Agenda – Florida
Guest columnist on legal issues in state-wide newspaper.


2008- 2009
Legal Columnist
Hot Spots Magazine – South Florida
Guest columnist on legal issues in state-wide magazine.

Police and Corrections Academy –S.E. Regional Justice Center
Instructed police cadets seeking Florida State Certification. Subjects included state and federal criminal law and procedure, civil rights and evidentiary procedures for trial.


Associate Attorney
Katz, Barron, Squitero and Faust – Coconut Grove, FL
Litigation management of a Fifteen Million Dollar Securities Case; Gory v. E.F. Hutton and Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, et. al.


Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice – Southern District of Florida
Deputy Chief of Major Crimes and Environmental Task Force Member, with supervisory and trial responsibility for white collar fraud, major felonies and all misdemeanors under U.S. Department of Justice jurisdiction.


Assistant State Public Defender
U.S. Department of Justice – Wisconsin, Milwaukee County
As trial staff member, tried cases and supervised an extensive caseload of felony and misdemeanor and appellate work and maintained the research files for the trial office.


Law Clerk

The U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin

All clerk functions associated with The U.S. Attorney’s Office.






    2010                Weekly legal column in the florida Agenda Newspaper

    2009                “The Hawthorne Files” – Cases from the 1930’s Miami State Attorney’s Office (Publication Pending)  

    2009                Legal Writes – Weekly legal column in HotSpot Magazine
    2008                The Legal Buzz - Weekly legal column in Buzz Magazine.

    1996                “Pirates in Blue - The True Story of the Miami River Cops” – Documentary Novel
    1986                Outstanding Achievement Award, U.S. Dept. of Interior Affairs
    1983                Outstanding Achievement Award, U.S. Bureau of ATF Special Achievement Award, U.S. Dept. of Justice
    1979                First Place - Nathan Burkan Memorial Legal Writing Competition.





    2010                State v. William Dailey. Pain Clinic Prescription Drug Abuse Case.

    2009                Rhiannon Piago v. the Pumpkin Shell #3, Inc. Civil Lawsuit Case.
    2008                State v. Lee Chang. Sex Offender Residency Restriction case.

    2008                State v. LaCorazza. Sex Offender Residency Restriction case.
    2008                US v. Peter Morgan. Easter District of NY narcotics case

    2007                Burelo v. Advanced Medical Center. Paraplegia due to medical malpractice.
    2007                U.S. v. Air Pony. DC-9 Crash in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
    2007                Platinum Jet v. FAA/NTSB. Private Jet Crash in Teteroboro, NJ.
    2006                Rupena v. Parkway Regional Medical Center. Wrongful death.
    2000                State v. Michael Mucha. Towing Co. theft of towed vehicles case.
    1998                U.S. v. Donald Kornse. U.S. Marine Corps military equipment theft
    1996                U.S. v. Armando Estrada.  Miami River Cops corruption case.

    1986                U.S. v. Willie Jones. FHP patrolman sexual assault case.

    1995                U.S. Basil Wainwright. Representation of non-FDA ozone equipment represented as an AIDS cure.

    1994                U.S. Yahweh Ben Yahweh Representation of co-defendant John Foster, charged with racketeering and murder. Hung jury.
    1992                U.S. v. Manuel Noriega.  Representation of former narcotics trafficker and Noriega co-conspirator.
    1987                U.S. v. Frank Culotta.  Organized Crime home invasion gang.
    1986                U.S. v. Byron Carlisle. Prosecution of U.S. Army Green Beret’s.
    1985                U.S. v. Felipe De Diego. Former Watergate burglar SBA loan case.