William Barzee, Managing Partner of the law firm Barzee Flores, has argued some of the most significant cases to appear before the United States District Court. He led the defense in United States v. Zvi Goffer, considered one of the largest cases of insider trading in U.S. history. Mr. Barzee also represented Hernan Prada in United States v. Hernan Prada, among the most extensive drug conspiracy trials of its kind. In other notable cases, including SEC v. Galleon Management and SEC v. Cutillo, William Barzee assisted his clients fight charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Before transitioning to private practice, William Barzee spent nearly a decade as an Assistant Federal Public Defender and Special Assistant Public Defender. He brings that breadth of experience to bear when representing his clients in federal and state courtrooms. Mr. Barzee is adept at handling all forms of federal conspiracy defenses, not limited to money laundering, sale of controlled substances, delivery of controlled substances, narcotics trafficking, importing drugs, and extraditions from Colombia, Spain, and Mexico. For cases where the state maintains jurisdiction, William Barzee and his colleagues have established a favorable track record trying cases of capital murder, first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, and embezzlement.
William Barzee received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude. While a student, Mr. Barzee showed early promise as a litigator and was named to the National Mock Trial Team. Outside of the classroom, he served on the staff of the University of Miami Law Review and as an Honor Council Student Advocate. Mr. Barzee also presented a paper on the evolving legal rights of children at a Law Review Symposium.
Known for his legal savvy, William Barzee is listed as a top criminal defense lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide and is rated “superb” by a national attorney-ranking website. Throughout his 13-year career, Mr. Barzee has been actively engaged in his profession and today serves on the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of Florida. He also is a member of the United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court, specifically Florida’s Southern and Middle Districts.