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. William gets to know his clients and their families. When someone in the family is accused of committing a crime it affects everyone. Williams 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 William on his personal cell phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A native of Miami, William Barzee attended Coral Gables Senior High School, Florida International University, and the University of Miami. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law where he was a champion litigator and member of the Law Review. After law school William worked for both the State and Federal Public Defenders handing thousands of cases and hundreds of trials.
While in private practice, William 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, William is known for his willingness to stand up for his clients against the United States government in an aggressive and fearless manner.
William 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. William 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.