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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 | Kenneth Padowitz is in the 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. 

Ken Padowitz | Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney

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.

Kenneth Padowitz | Broward Criminal Defense Lawyer

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.

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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.

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.

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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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 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.

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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 neal williams ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Mr.Ken Padowitz and his Law Firm has been such an amazing and beneficial firm in dealing with my case, he’s very precise. I was intimidated with everything that was going on and even frustrated but Ken knew and understood how I felt … More and explained everything to the best of my understanding knowing I’ve never been in any legal trouble before, he’s truly a Man of his words and when he says he’s going to approach the court a center way it’s always for your best interest and always rules in his favor. Excellent Attorney and his Firm was extremely helpful, patient, and very understanding with me, would recommend him for your Attorney. My case was extremely serious and Mr. Ken got my Case Dropped Completely highly recommend Kenneth Padowtiz and his Law Firm
  • Avatar Rikki Dee ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    This wonderful man was a God send and saved me from the worst case outcome with my case, I truly believe he was put in my path by my higher power! I am in debt to him for getting me the BEST outcome even better than I could have imagined....ROCK … More STAR I also call him a friend as he was not only there to represent me but also there to lend a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. Never once did I call and was sent to voice mail he ALWAYS answered my calls...our first call was actually on a Sunday truly amazing caring man whom i don't/ know what I would have done without. Thank you KEN!!!!
  • Avatar Alicia Barnett ★★★★★ 2 years ago
  • Avatar Jaime Rodriguez ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    When I thought hope is no longer on my side, Kenneth Padowitz and his team restored it in no time. To have an attorney is just not enough... To have an attorney that "TRULY" cares, will be hard to find. Kenneth knowledge, experience … More and wisdom to take my case under his wing, with the confidence that the final resolution would be in my favor, is beyond words. If you are looking for an attorney... you don't need to look anywhere else. With my eyes close, I recommend Kenneth Padowitz. You have not yet seen a defense attorney that understand law, like Kenneth. If I could give him 10 stars, I would, but google only allows me to do 5. Thank you Kenneth for going above and beyond to restore my hope.
  • Avatar Eli Sev ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Great attorney works wonders!!!! Highly recommended!!!
  • Avatar JB ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Man..... words to describe mr Padowitz Definitely very kind,efficient, professional, and caring and compassionate about his job.he got me the best results in both of my cases. Don’t look no further hire him he’s the best. Worth every … More penny!!!! Thanks again
  • Avatar Pedro Baez ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Ken Padowitz is not only great attorney and the one of the smartest professionals I have ever encountered, he is also compassionate and aggressive. I was caught up in a personal situation that if not properly handled, it could have tarnished … More my reputation, harm my business and ultimately change the rest of my history. With the help and advice from Mr. Padowitz, the previously mentioned fears went away during the first hearing, really within 20 minutes. Furthermore, he made certain that the court understood the injustice been done to myself, making certain that my rights also matter and needed to be protected.
    No one plans to be wrongfully accused, but if you do? Call Ken Padowitz. Ken the Super lawyer!!!
    Pedro Baez
  • Avatar Earl Graybeal ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    During my first conversation with Attorney Padowitz, he assured me that the matter could be handled favorably. He was correct. I feel that he is an exceptional attorney who truly cares about his clients. He was diligent in protecting … More my rights and ultimately justice was served. I also feel he possess the absolute highest levels of professional legal knowledge, skill and integrity. I am truly grateful to have found an attorney who has earned so much praise throughout his legal career.

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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth Padowitz

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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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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