When your liberty is at stake or when your health and well-being are at risk, it is important to turn to those who have the compassion, experience, and knowledge to protect you.
The lawyers at Barzee Flores — William R. Barzee, Hector L. Flores, Richard C. Klugh, Ivlis Mantilla, and Alexander Rundlet – are veteran trial attorneys who work tirelessly as your criminal defense lawyers to safeguard your freedom when you are faced with the arrayed forces of government in a criminal prosecution.
Our lawyers will steadfastly protect your rights as a civil plaintiff against those who have injured you or caused you harm.
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.
In twenty-five years of practice, Hector L. Flores has handled numerous federal criminal trials and appeals, including death penalty, complex white-collar defense and international arms and narcotics conspiracies.
Hector has 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 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.
Hector 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.
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. Hector is fluent in Spanish.
Languages: English, Spanish