Cox & Mazzoli



Scott C. Cox

Education: University of Louisville, J.D., 1985, University of Kentucky, B.A., 1981

Admitted: 1985, Kentucky, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Memberships: Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member, Board of Directors, Louisville Bar Association 2014-2015; Member, American College of Trial Lawyers since 2011

Military: JAG Officer, U.S. Army Reserve and Captain, Kentucky National Guard, 1987-1995

Biography: Member: University of Louisville Law Review, 1984-1985; Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee - Subcommittee on the Courts, 1986-1987; Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuted narcotics and white collar offenses, 1987-1994; President, Kentucky Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1990. Vice Chairman, Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, 1999-2001 Former Member, Board of Directors, Federal Public Defender Western District.

Reported Cases: United States v. Rice, 478 F.3d 704 (6th Cir. 2007); United States v. Cherry, -F.3d-,2007 WL 1373188,C.A. 6, (2007); United States v. Heath, 259 F.3d 522 (6th Cir. 2001); United States v. Saldolsky, 234 F.3d 938 (6th Cir. 2000); United States v. Payne, 181 F.3d 781 (6th Cir. 1999); United States v. Heavrin, 144 F.Supp.2d 769 (W.D.Ky. 2001); United States v. Ford, 184 F.3d 566 (6th Cir. 1999); Reyes v. Hardin Cty., 55 S.W.3d 337 (Ky. 2001).


Michael R. Mazzoli

Education: University of Louisville, J.D., 1992, University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1983

Admitted: 1992, Kentucky; 1994, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit and U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Memberships: Kentucky Bar Association; Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court (Barrister, 1999-2001); Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Languages: Italian

Biography: Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II, Western District of Kentucky, 1992-1994. Member, Board of Directors, Federal Public Defender for Western District of Kentucky. Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1994-1999. Member, Board of Directors, Kentucky YMCA.

Mike is a member of the United States Sentencing Commission’s Practitioner’s Advisory Group, a panel of seventeen attorneys from around the United States who are chosen to advise the Sentencing Commission on such matters as priorities for sentencing reform and proposed amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines. Mike is serving a three-year term (2009-2012) as one of three at-large members on the committee.

Mike is the head of the Criminal Justice Act Attorneys Panel, a group of over one hundred federal criminal defense attorneys in the Western District of Kentucky who accept appointments to defend indigent clients in federal court. As Panel Representative, Mike regularly provides updates about changes in criminal law, local and national legal education seminars, good sources of case law and analytical information, and details about billing rates and payment processing for appointed attorneys. Mike also helps manage the Panel, serves as liaison to the federal Judges, and represents the Western District of Kentucky’s attorneys at the annual national conference of Panel Representatives. Mike was named to lead the panel in 2005 and was re-appointed to serve another four-year term in 2009.

Mike is the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Federal Community Defender’s Office, the agency that serves as the “public defender” for persons accused of federal crimes in the Western District of Kentucky. As Board member, Mike helps manage the office’s business affairs and consults on other matters as appropriate. Mike was named to the Board in 2002, and reappointed by the Western District of Kentucky Judges for successive three-year terms in 2006 and 2009.


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