ATTORNEY CHRIS MANCINI
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
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.
Florida Agenda – Florida
Guest columnist on legal issues in state-wide newspaper.
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.
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.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Wisconsin
All clerk functions associated with The U.S. Attorney’s Office.
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
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.
PARTIAL LIST OF IMPORTANT CASES
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.