Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Firm

, P.A. exclusively practices criminal defense law, and is recognized in the legal community as a leading provider of strategic and aggressive representation to those accused of crimes, at both State and Federal levels. We specialize in high profile and high-stakes criminal defense cases, including allegations of fraud and white collar crimes along with various cases of drug traffickingmurder and other violent offenses.

About Our Law Firm: Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

Our criminal law firm specializes in a wide array of complex, high-stakes criminal cases, which often consist of major felonies in both State, and Federal courts. We also provide our sophisticated, and aggressive representation to those who have been charged with misdemeanors, or are accused of other lesser crimes. Our law firm is geared towards providing the strategic criminal defense that is needed to defend our clients’ freedom, and we have extensive trial experience to back it up.

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney: Kenneth Padowitz, Esq.

Kenneth Padowitz has been a trial lawyer for over twenty-eight years in Fort Lauderdale. Throughout his career, Kenneth Padowitz has tried over 300 jury trials and 35-first degree murder trials.

Kenneth Padowitz has been an Adjunct Law Professor at Nova Southeastern Law School for 17 years teaching courses in Trial Advocacy and Scientific Evidence. Ken Padowitz has been featured in the media and on national T.V. hundreds of times as a legal commentator; he has also lectured extensively on various legal topics throughout the United States and Florida.

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz, is honored to have earned an AV® Preeminent Rating issued by Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating is the highest rating possible and signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. Specifically defined: an A rating indicates “Very High To Preeminent Legal Ability”, and a V rating indicates “Very High General Ethical Standards”.

The National Trial Lawyers awarded Kenneth Padowitz Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified, premier attorneys from each state, who meet stringent qualifications and who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Broward Criminal Lawyer

Super Lawyers has awarded Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, recognition and inclusion in Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of Attorney’s in the State are selected to Super Lawyers.

An Avvo “superb” rating of 10.0 was awarded to Kenneth Padowitz for his legal expertise. He was also awarded a Clients Choice Award by AVVO.

South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers – A Definitive Guide to Legal Representation in South Florida – recognized Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, as a Top Rated Lawyer.

Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” status was awarded to Kenneth Padowitz as recognized by his peers.

Who’s Who in America included Kenneth Padowitz in the special 70th Platinum Anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in America for 2016distinguishing him as one of the leading achievers from around the country.

Lead Counsel Rated – The Lead Counsel Rating offers consumers and businesses an objective and comprehensive evaluation tool to use when selecting legal representation.

Broward County Criminal Defense Law Firm Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. Provides the Sophisticated, Aggressive Representation You Need

If you have been charged or believe you may be charged with a crime in the future, acquiring an experienced criminal attorney is imperative. Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. will look into your case to determine what mitigating circumstances exist, and will strategically develop a defense tailored to your situation and needs. Our Fort Lauderdale based criminal law firm represents clients throughout Broward and all of South Florida, including: Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale BeachDavie, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Parkland, Boca Raton and Weston. Although many of our cases are within the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties, we are consistently sought out from around Florida and the United States for our legal expertise. Contact our firm by phone day or night, at 954-761-3888 to discuss this important matter. You may also contact the law firm online to arrange for your confidential consultation with our criminal attorney.

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense


Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz

Every Florida Criminal Case is Defensible

Kenneth Padowitz, a Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, has been a lawyer for over twenty-eight years and has
tried over 300 jury trials and 35 first-degree murder trials. Located in the center of the legal community in downtown
Fort Lauderdale, one block from the courthouse, Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. handles a wide array of high-profile and high-stake State and Federal criminal defense cases throughout South Florida in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County, including: Boca RatonFort Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, Cooper City, Parkland, Hallandale BeachWeston, Hollywood, and Coral Springs.

One of the Best In South Florida. Highly Recommended!!

“I would recommend him for anyone who needs an experienced Criminal Defense trial attorney for serious charges. He was worth every penny and I sleep good at night knowing if needed, my criminal defense lawyer is one of the best in South Florida.”

Moe M - October 2014

“My son was recently arrested for his 2nd VOP, our hopes were dim, but Ken never gave up, Ken is a fighter, an attorney you can trust. He knows what he is doing and stands firm on it. My son was facing prison, but let me tell you, Ken was not going to give up, he fought for my son’s freedom and thanks to his knowledge and experience in the field, my son was reinstated to probation. ONCE AGAIN KEN, THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE!”

Client - September 2014
Stellar Attorney!

“Ken Padowitz is by far, the most amazing Defense Attorney available. There isn’t another attorney you want by your side if you’re in any kind of legal trouble. He is worth every penny! Thank you doesn’t even begin to cover my appreciation for Ken’s knowledge, dedication, professionalism, experience, and loyalty.”

Client – February, 2014

Outstanding Defense Attorney.

“It gives me pleasure to recommend you to a prospective client or business associate. You are not only an outstanding defense attorney; you are a man of impeccable character who truly cares about people and justice.”

Lisa – November 2014

Outstanding Trial Lawyer.

“The best trial lawyer and criminal Defense Attorney I had the opportunity to work with. I was thankfully referred to him by a friend when I had a legal problem. There is no lawyer that can match his skills in the courtroom. I am forever indebted for the Justice that I received due to his great work.”

Client – 2009

Repeat Customer because he is a Great Lawyer.

“I would recommend Ken to anybody who can afford him. I ran into an incident when I was on felony probation in one county and i was charged with another felony in a different county. Ken was able to not only get me probation for the new charge, but also my old probation reinstated with a Withhold Adjudication on both charges. I hit the lottery hiring him so of course I would recommend him to anybody.”

Kris - 2012
My superman Ken

“Mr.Padowitz is the best lawyer there is. He answers every phone call and email. Will give you all the information you need, and answer every question. He got me the best possible outcome for my case. I got two charges dismissed, and a non convection for the main charge. He really does fight for you,and want the best outcome for you. From the first moment I met him, I knew I wanted him as my lawyer. I used AVVO to find a lawyer and I’m glad I did. Hire him as your lawyer, you will not regret it.”

S.J. – 2012
The G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time).

“Kenneth helped me when I had thought my life was over. Originally, I was facing 10 years in prison for something I didn’t do and with Kenneth’s constant perseverance, I received the best possible outcome . I owe this man my life…I WOULD DEF. RECOMMEND THIS ATTORNEY!!!!!!”

Client – 2012
Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.
Rated 5/5 based on 17 reviews

Ken Padowitz has been Featured on all Major Networks

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense


Kenneth Padowitz, a Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, is frequently called upon by the news media for opinions and discussion on various legal issues being debated in the country and our community. He has been a featured guest speaker on numerous television shows, including 20/20 with Barbra Walters, ABC-Good Morning America, Larry King Live, The O’Riley Factor, CNN News and Headline News, CNN-The Morning Show, NBC-The Today Show, The John Walsh Show, Montell Williams, Phil Donohue, Wolf Blitzer Reports, MSNBC News, Burden of Proof, Hannity & Colmes, Gretta Van Susterns’ ‘The Point’, Court T.V., Forensic Files, American Justice, and The Mitch Album Show.

Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, has spoken on and been quoted by, National Public Radio, has frequently been featured as a legal expert on the Fox News Channel, and appeared in such publications as National Trial Lawyers Magazine, People Magazine, Rosie Magazine, Maclean’s magazine, Multimedia World, The Prosecutor Magazine, Readers Digest, and on the front page of The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel – among many other magazines and news sources.

Ken Padowitz graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and from Nova Southeastern Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 and is a member of the Federal Trial and Appellate Bar.


Please fill out the form below or call us at 954.761.3888.

Criminal Defense Attorney Fort Lauderdale


Free Initial Consultation. Please fill in the form below or call us at 954-761-3888.

Please wait...