Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney

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

Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. exclusively practices Criminal Defense law for 35 years and is recognized in the legal community as a leading provider of strategic and aggressive representation to those accused of crimes, at both the State and Federal level. 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. We also provide our sophisticated and aggressive representation to those who have been charged with other lesser crimes, including DUI and all misdemeanors.

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35+

YEARS PRACTICING LAWYER

300+

JURY TRIALS

35

FIRST-DEGREE MURDER TRIALS

Broward County’s Leading Criminal Lawyer

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 other lesser crimes, including DUI and all misdemeanors. 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 Defense Attorney | national top 100 trial lawyers

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.

AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. The Peer Review Ratings is still the gold standard in attorney ratings. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. Ken Padowitz has been rated AV Preeminent for 15 years in a row. 

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Best Law Firms

Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report has awarded Broward Criminal Defense lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, recognition and inclusion in Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

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UNMATCHED TRIAL EXPERIENCE

Kenneth Padowitz has been a trial lawyer for thirty-five years in Fort Lauderdale. Throughout his career, Kenneth Padowitz has tried over 300 jury trials and 35-First Degree Murder Trials.

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Professional Achievement

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

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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 Attorneys in the State are selected to Super Lawyers.

recognized Broward Criminal Defense lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, as a Top Rated Lawyer

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

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AV® Preeminent Rating issued by Martindale-Hubbell for ten years in a row, to Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz, the leading independent attorney rating entity. Avvo “superb” rating of 10.0 was awarded to Kenneth Padowitz for his legal expertise. He was also awarded a Client’s Choice Award by Avvo.

Ken Padowitz | Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney | Legal Elite Award

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

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South Florida Legal Guide has awarded Kenneth Padowitz the 2020 recognition. A small group of Attorneys out of 700 outstanding nominees were hand selected for the Anniversary edition.

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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. Additionally, Ken was awarded the Marquis Who’s Who – Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Best Law Firms

Best Law Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States.

Ken Padowitz | Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Lawyer with client NFL Football Super Bowl Champ Michael Irvin

Aggressive Representation

HIGH-PROFILE & HIGH-STAKES

Padowitz specializes in high-profile and high-stakes criminal defense cases. He has an extensive Resume on paper and experience unmatched by any other criminal defense attorney in the Southeastern United States.

Every Florida Criminal Case is Defensible

Kenneth Padowitz, a Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, has been a lawyer for  thirty-five 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, as well as misdemeanors, throughout South Florida in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County, including: Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, Cooper City, Parkland, Hallandale Beach, Weston, Hollywood, and Coral Springs and Federal cases all over the country.

  • Avatar Jean Joseph ★★★★★ in the last week
    I'm known as KJ Jean Joseph. Kenneth Padowitz is an amazing attorney, hands down. When I first searched for a criminal defense attorney, there were three that I encountered who were on my list, so I gave these attorneys a call. The … More one that stood out was Kenneth Padowitz. Out of the three attorneys, he was the only one who didn't use the words 'I will try,' which is not what I was looking for when my reputation was on the line. Kenneth returned my call and said, 'Let me give you 60 seconds about who I am. I have lost only one case out of my 40-plus years of experience and have never lost a case since then.' And the most important thing Kenneth strongly emphasized, which meant a lot to me and stood out from the rest, was when he said, 'I'll treat you like my family.'
    I highly recommend attorney Kenneth Padowitz, P.A. The key factor that convinced me was that he is a national trial attorney, one of the top 10 best attorneys, and has represented celebrities, judges, athletic stars, etc.
    I did not know Kenneth was in my backyard, and I didn't know I would need a criminal defense attorney. I had seen him on television when I was a teen, and now, as an adult, I was lucky to hire Kenneth Padowitz as my attorney, a national trial attorney with expertise on many levels.
    I had a case involving a third-degree felony related to a THC oil vaporizer I purchased at a licensed retail smoke shop. I was arrested for possessing THC with a content of 0.3%. I was wrongfully detained and taken to West Palm Beach County jail overnight. This was my first arrest, and it left me in a confusing situation. I received a call from Kenneth to find out the case had been dropped! The court date was scheduled for the following week. I was so relieved and excited upon hearing the news – it was the best present ever!
    Kenneth Padowitz is my number one criminal defense attorney. No question asked. I'll cosign and refer, best top attorney.
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  • Avatar Steven Tromer ★★★★★ in the last week
    I want to personally thank Ken for his legal guidance and expertise. Equally important was his very calming demeanor during very stressful times.
    Thankfully this case never made it to court.
    As much as I like Ken, I hope I never need
    … More his services again.
    Steve
  • Avatar Emma I. Morrill ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Throughout my encounter, I could see that the personnel was quite knowledgeable about handling theft situations. Kenneth Padowitz had exceptional negotiating abilities that resulted in a successful outcome, while also offering unwavering … More counsel and support.
  • Avatar Joshua Warriner ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Kenneth Padowitz's unwavering commitment to my case reflected his profound understanding of the legal framework and his zealous quest for justice. Above his formidable legal acumen, his kindness as a counsel resonated sincere compassion, … More earning my undying gratitude.
  • Avatar Terrence Flores ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Joshua Padowitz demonstrated remarkable aptitude in criminal defense law, displaying keen attention to detail throughout the duration of our collaboration. His professional approach earned my utmost respect.
  • Avatar Cody Taylor ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    I was fortunate to have the unwavering support of Ken and Josh from our legal team during the entire process of facing false accusations. These incredibly informed professionals were by my side, explaining everything in detail and tenaciously … More advocating for my rights. The fact that all charges were dropped in less than six months was a direct result of their dedication and expertise. Not only did they handle the matter with consummate skill in every aspect, they even handled parking at the courthouse. Given that Ken and Josh's professionalism was above and beyond my expectations, I am immensely grateful for their assistance during this horrible situation.
  • Avatar Enrique Cortes ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I was highly impressed by Joshua Padowitz, the criminal defense attorney from Fort Lauderdale. His professionalism and meticulous approach were evident from our first meeting. He provided clear guidance throughout my case and kept me informed … More at every step, ultimately leading to a favorable outcome. I am completely satisfied with his services.
  • Avatar Jamie Ryan ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    The expertise of the team in managing theft cases was evident throughout my experience. Kenneth Padowitz provided unwavering guidance and support, showcasing remarkable negotiation skills that ultimately led to a favorable resolution.

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 Beach, Davie, 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.

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Client Superbowl Champ Michael Irvin

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IN THE NEWS

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.

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