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Kenneth David Padowitz

Kenneth David Padowitz

Free Consultation! Strategic and Aggressive! Over 300+ Jury Trials in 32 Years!
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime...
  • Florida
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Summary

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer Kenneth Padowitz is one of the top Florida Trial Lawyers. He has a Resume on paper and experience unmatched by any other Criminal Defense Attorney in the Southeastern United States. Ken has been a lawyer for over thirty-two years and has tried over 300 jury trials and 35 first-degree murder trials with a 34/1 win loss record in murder trials. Trial is always the last resort. It is only by doing the in-court and out-of-court work from a real experienced trial lawyer, that the best alternative options to trial materialize. Kenneth Padowitz was an Adjunct Law Professor at Nova Southeastern Law School for 17 years teaching Trial Advocacy and Scientific Evidence. Ken has been featured on National T.V. hundreds of times as a Legal Commentator and has lectured extensively throughout the State of Florida and United States. Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, is honored to have earned an AV® Preeminent Rating issued by Martindale-Hubbell, for 12 years in a row, the leading independent attorney rating entity. Ken Padowitz has also been awarded recognition by Best Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers - only 5% of Lawyers in the State, America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney’s, Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” and has an AVVO rating of 10.0 - the highest rating.

Kenneth Padowitz has Uniquely Qualified Experience. With a 34 to 1 win/loss record in First Degree Murder Trials, 300 plus Jury Trials, hundreds of National Television appearances and law lectures, over 50 Grand Jury presentations and thousands of depositions in 33 years, Kenneth Padowitz retains superior qualifications which can not and will not be delegated on important matters. From pre-indictment, pre-trial, trial and post conviction appeals, Kenneth Padowitz has the skills to confront and aggressively defend you for the best resolution to your case.

Education
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
University of Florida
B.A. (1982) | Education
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.
Current
Assistant State Attorney
State Attorny's Office, Broward County
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Homicide Division Supervisor Felony Trial Unit Career Criminal Unit Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit Lead Prosecutor Felony Trial Unit Supervisor County Court Division County Court Prosecutor
Awards
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers
AV Rating (Preeminent - Highest rating)
Martindale
Ken Padowitz has been awarded an AV Rating over 10 years in a row. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ is the gold standard in attorney ratings. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards and is Preeminent or Excellent.
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers
An elite honor, only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional.
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney's
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney's
Membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled White-Collar and General Criminal Defense Attorneys. Only 100 attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Florida Trend's Legal Elite
Florida Trend
Super Lawyers - Top 5% of Lawyers in the United States
Super Lawyers
Ken Padowitz awarded Super Lawyers Award three years in a row - 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Appreciation for Dedicated Service Award, Advocate Par Excellence, Minister of Justice
Broward State Attorney’s Office Homicide Trial Unit
Distinguished Faculty Award
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
Presented FPAA Annual Conference
Mock Trial Competition Judge
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.
ABA Trial Team Coach’s Award
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Nova Southeastern University
Outstanding and Dedicated Performance Award
Broward State Attorney’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit
First Place Team Award, Spring Trial Competition
American Trial Lawyers Association, Nova Southeastern University Law Center
(Mock Trial Team Partner – Leslie Rothenberg, 3rd DCA Appellate Judge)
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 607710
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
11th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Domestic Violence
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Juvenile Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Federal Crimes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.
Website
Criminal Defense
Website
DUI Defense
Website
Federal Criminal Defense
Website
Personal Injury
Blog
Florida Criminal Defense Law Blog
Blog
The Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior
Contact & Map
Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.
12 SE 7th St #700
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
USA
Telephone: (954) 761-3888