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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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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 Claire ★★★★★ a month ago
    I would give a double 10 rating if I could ! My daughter got herself into some legal trouble that could have resulted in jail time and a criminal record that would have negatively impacted the rest of her life !
    We originally retained
    … More the services of another attorney. After working with the first attorney and hearing his grim outlook on my daughter’s case, I knew i needed to find an attorney that was willing to fight for my daughter to not allow this mistake to wreck her life.
    I found Kenneth's site and was very impressed by what
    I read and saw ! I was more excited after I spoke with him! He was upfront and honest with me about the possibilities of her case but also gave me hope and re assured me that If it was possible to get
    The charges reduced he would be the person that could
    Do it.
    Kenneth went above and beyond on my daughters case. After just
    A few weeks after she was released on bond, he got her case dismissed!! Not even a misdemeanor!!!
    His knowledge of the law along
    With his extensive experience literally saved my daughter's life !!
  • Avatar Emilio Francis ★★★★★ a month ago
    Had an Urgent matter, and I called an Attorney I new and recommended me about Kenneth Padowitz. Said he was one the best Criminal Attorneys in South Florida. Attorney Padowitz called me back immediately. Gave me the information I needed … More and resolved my issues within a month. He is a very good, smart attorney, that I would recommend to anyone. Thank You so much Ken.
  • Avatar dale ned ★★★★★ in the last week
    Mr. Patowitz as well as staff were very professional, courteous, and most of all caring!
  • Avatar Charli Baltimore ★★★★★ a month ago
    My name is Shawni. O, I hired Joshua Padowitz and Kenneth Padowitz and they saved my life.They are absolute stars in the court room!! They are the best thing that ever happened to me!!. I was facing 15 years for an aggravated assault … More charge that I didn't commit. I was on level 1 house arrest for 2 years before hiring Joshua Padowitz. I thought I was going to prison for the rest of my life but
    Joshua Padowitz got my case dissmised in only 3 weeks after hiring him.Joshua Padowitz and Kenneth Padowitz are knowledgeable , confident, prepared and ready go to war in the court room.I am so grateful .Joshua literally saved my life.
  • Avatar David Rivera ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I just want to thank Joshua Padowitch for helping me defend a falsified restraining order put against me. We had a short window and not much time to work with, and he was able to generate great evidence against the plaintiff. Highly recommend. … More I’d give you 10 stars if I could. You’re team is the best!
  • Avatar Patrick Quere ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Kenneth “Ken” Padowitz saved my life! I was facing LIFE 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 a DUI … More resulting in thousands of dollars in property damage, with a BAC well over TWICE the legal limit. ALL LIES! Ken 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 COP was himself arrested and resigned the police department and had to surrender his police officer’s certificate before they could fire him, and that CRIMINAL COP will never work in law enforcement again! Ken got me the LAUGHABLE, ridiculous plea of no contest to reckless driving with withhold adjudication and court costs: which means I wasn’t found guilty of anything, no fines, no points, no criminal record, etc. The court costs was a bag of shells. Again, to put this in better perspective: Because of Ken Padowitz, I went from LIFE IN PRISON to a TRAFFIC TICKET! 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 Seth Thomas ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I want to personally thank attorney Padowitz for meeting with me and evaluating my case more than once. He remembered me from more than a year ago which is crazy. He has taught law students at NSU, and has tried over 300 jury trials. That … More number alone is mind blowing. He takes pride in his work and rightfully so because he is an expert in his field. If you are charged with a crime, I would highly recommend you have him look at your case. Good luck.
  • Avatar Joann Gonzales ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I would like to say that attorney KEN PADOWITZ has been our attorney and our family defending my grandson for the past two weeks now ! And if anyone can make things happen this is your attorney he’s a hard worker very devoted to his … More clients he’s an honest man , hard-working man !!
    He will get the job done I know that Ken is the number one attorney at least in my eyes he is he’s proving it to us and our family we still have more time to continue working with him and we’re going to enjoy every minute of it and we put all our trust and faith in his hands and law firm ❤️🙏🏽 If you need a criminal attorney KEN PADOWITZ IS THE MAN TO CALL !! He is AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY 100%

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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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Client Superbowl Champ Michael Irvin

Ken Padowitz has been Featured on all Major Networks

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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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