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 | 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 Shirley Germain ★★★★★ a year ago
    He is truly amazing and the best in the game! If your freedom is at risk, he is the only person who can save you besides GOD. He is truly blessed by God. A true gladiator in the courtroom!!!
  • Avatar Natlie G. Figgers ★★★★★ a year ago
    Where can I begin. Ken is by far one of the most skilled and experienced attorneys I’ve ever met. He is the type of attorney that can make the impossible possible. He does things I’ve never even knew an attorney could do. Don’t second … More guess hiring Ken to represent you. Save your money if you have too. Paying any other attorney will literally be a waste if you knew what Ken was capable of. I am forever grateful. Thank you again Ken!!!!!!!!
  • Avatar JB ★★★★★ 4 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 Alicia Barnett ★★★★★ 2 years ago
  • Avatar eugene lapeter ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Worth every penny!!!
  • 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!
  • Avatar Seth Thomas ★★★★★ 4 weeks 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 Marco Maroclo ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I would like to say thank you for everything... I definitely recommend!

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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

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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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