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

Kenneth Padowitz, 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 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. All clients and cases are strictly confidential and the media is avoided unless we can use it to the clients strategic advantage.

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33+

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 has awarded Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, recognition and inclusion in Best Lawyers.

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-three 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.

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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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Every Florida Criminal Case is Defensible

Kenneth Padowitz, a Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney, has been a lawyer for  thirty-three 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 Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, Cooper City, Parkland, Hallandale Beach, Weston, Hollywood, and Coral Springs.

  • Avatar Marco Maroclo ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I would like to say thank you for everything... I definitely recommend!
  • Avatar Patrick Quere ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Kenneth “Ken” Padowitz saved my life. I was facing 41 years in prison for crimes I did not commit including, Aggravated fleeing and eluding law enforcement with lights and sirens activated, Carrying a firearm without a permit, and DUI … More resulting in property damage with BAC >.150. He kept me out of jail the whole two years my case has been going on. One of the officers who falsely charged me also told the judge to hold me without bail, so I would have rotted in jail the entire time until my trial. That corrupt officer recently resigned the police department and had to surrender his police officer’s certificate before they could fire him and he will never work in law enforcement again. Ken got me the ridiculous plea of no contest to reckless driving with withhold adjudication, which means I wasn’t found guilty of anything, no fines, no points, no criminal record, etc. Again to put this in better perspective: Because of Kenneth Padowitz I went from 21 YEARS in Prison to a No Contest Reckless Driving Misdemeanor with Withhold Adjudication! If your freedom is on the line you must do whatever it takes to protect it. Hiring Ken Padowitz as your criminal defense lawyer will protect your freedom.
  • Avatar Adrian Coro ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Phenomenal! Mr. Padowitz is a true professional, and the best criminal defense attorney in his field. He will go above and beyond in your defense, and you will feel safe in his hands every step of the way. His extensive knowledge of the … More law and unparalleled experience in the legal field are invaluable to your case. I was blessed to have met this extraordinary man, and would highly recommend his services. Simply put - he is the best!
  • Avatar Eddison Dinnard ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Because of kenneth Padowitz I'm a free man today. He was able to get me off some very serious allegations.Excellent Attorney.Great person. After god and family having this man representing you gives you hope,He tells you as it is, … More and is very encouraging, my family,friends and myself knew that I was innocent but ken had to do the rest, I was in good hands.I highly recommend him.
  • Avatar Vicki R200 ★★★★★ 11 months ago
    Attorney Ken Padowitz is highly rated 5 stars.Professional, well accomplished in his field of expertise. I would not hesitate to recommend his legal services, that would grant the best results. Sincer thanks.
  • Avatar Felma Heir ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Excellent attorney smart guy was always happy with his services. Thanks Ken.
  • Avatar Allison Kramer ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Kenneth Padowitz is an AMAZING attorney! I found ken through my brother in law after I was arrested for DUI. I searched for a good DUI lawyer online but ended up hiring ken based on the recommendation. When he referred him to me he told … More me he used him once before and had nothing but good things to say about his experience, and same goes for me. Ken was always patient with me, and talked me through the whole process when I was freaking out calling all the time. Ken handles all serious criminal cases, but for me a DUI was a big deal and he always treated it as if it were one of his big cases. He usually always answered his phone when I called and if he didnt he would usually end up calling back within an hour or two. He is not one of those attorneys you can never reach. If you ever need a good criminal defense attorney I have nothing but good things to say about Kenneth Padowitz and highly recommend him. Fantastic experience.
  • Avatar Kenneth Cutler ★★★★★ a year ago
    Ken Padowitz, Esq. is an amazing attorney. He has a solid background in the law and has been a staunch advocate for his clients. He has acquired an incredible depth of trial skills from years in the courtroom.

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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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