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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. 

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

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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 Kevin Cardenas ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    I'm so blessed that I was given a second opportunity instead of having to go to prison for a very long time God was by my side and so was Mr. Padowitz Ken is an amazing person and an excellent criminal defense attorney and even better … More a criminal defense attorney with many years of experience Mr. Padowitz fought for my freedom and never gave up he always Kept me informed and treated me like if I was apart of his family Thank you Mr Padowitz
  • Avatar Infinity Love ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    If I could give Ken more then 5 stars I would. I'm happy with the ending of my case had my 2nd degree felony dropped to a misdemeanor. He knows what he's doing and I completely trusted him. One thing he is always available 24/7 … More
  • Avatar Eric B ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Ken is a man of his word! I was facing serious charges that held a possible 20 year sentence if I was for guilty for 11 charges. He always told me not to worry and it’s his job to do the research. He’s very creative and thorough. He … More put a lot of work and time into making this possible for me. Long hours, days, and nights... Ken put up a hell of a fight in trial for 3 days!! I was found NOT guilty and can finally move on with my life. Well worth every penny!
  • Avatar Roselie Lachapelle ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    He saved my families life. This man is credible and trust worthy. He will FIGHT for you !!
  • Avatar Camille Hendricks ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Couldn't ask for better, he's such an amazing person we actually lost contact while he was working on my case and the case was actually dropped for failure of payment when we got back in contact he felt really bad about the situation … More and picked my case back up and he is still helping me get through the situation so extraordinary and is truly God sent, with amazing experience I honestly don't think you could get any better than this.-Thank you so much Ken Padowitz
  • Avatar Tim Nunan ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Ken Padowitz is the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in Broward County. He is probably more skilled in the courtroom then any lawyer in Florida. He saved me from an over zealous cop and an out of control prosecutor and in the end saved my life! … More I can't thank him enough for the great job he did on my case.
  • Avatar Wayne Benhart ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    In this world of cops having all the rights to do and say whatever they want and you have no rights.. Prove your innocence, Ken Padowitz stood up and put a quick end to the nonsense. He quickly debunked the fictitious stories of 3 cops … More and handled the unreasonable prosecutor. Ken is hands down superior on every level. I was lucky to not have to set 1 foot in the court room. When speaking to ken you can tell he has total command of the law and willing to fight for my rights as if it was him facing this situation. He destroyed the arresting officers in the deposition that made them look foolish, the D.A. dropped ALL charges of Battery on a Cop. Ken Padowitz is absolutely a top notch Attorney.
  • Avatar Brittney P ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    no need to look any further if you're looking for someone to resolve an issue swiftly and with the best outcome. Ken gave me the best results possible quicker than i imagined. Worth every penny!

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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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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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