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About Kenneth Padowitz

Kenneth Padowitz is a Fort Lauderdale, FL., based criminal defense attorney.

BIG CASES OFTEN CREATE COURT `STARS’ (Originally published 2001)


Padowitz was visiting his 92-year-old grandmother when her nurse said she recognized him from the television coverage of the Tate trial.

“At first I was flattered,” Padowitz said. “Then she said, `Yes, I recognize you from your bald spot.’ That’s where the camera was focused every day. Suddenly, I wasn’t so flattered anymore.”

  By DAVID GREEN
 The […]

Tate Case Prosecutor Sees Self as Moral Force

(Originally Published March 18, 2001 – Miami Herald)

“Prosecutors don’t just seek convictions,” he says, leaning across his desk in a cramped office strewn with boxes of depositions and bundles of autopsy photographs. “They’re charged with a higher moral duty to ensure that justice is done.”

By CAROLINE […]

JURY TRIAL


Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer

Ken Padowitz

in Two Day Jury Trial

Two day Jury Trial

DUI

Judge Pole

Verdict: Not Guilty

FLORIDA MOM CHARGED AFTER TODDLER DIES IN HOT CAR

Ken Padowitz is a former Broward homicide prosecutor who has represented clients charged in hot-car deaths. Padowitz, who isn’t involved in the Pembroke Pines case, said these are “horrible tragedies, no matter how you look at it. There are no […]

BEST LAWYERS AWARD


Ken Padowitz Awarded “Best Lawyers” Recognition

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. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the […]

Man claiming neighbor vandalized car strikes neighbor’s brother-in-law with vehicle


Criminal Defense Trial Attorney Ken Padowitz:

“At this point in time he is pleading Not Guilty and we will go forward with our investigation and take it from there…”

 Attorney Ken Padowitz discusses the investigation and his client’s innocence with WSVN reporter Gina Benitez.  (To watch video CLICK […]

DID BOUNCERS AT SOUTH FLORIDA STRIP CLUB GO TOO FAR?


“By not calling the police, by not helping this individual when he falls in the water, that is sufficient evidence to charge these individuals with manslaughter by culpable negligence — a crime,” Padowitz said.

Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer Ken Padowitz discusses evidence […]

WOMAN CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE IN SHOOTING DEATH OF BOYFRIEND


“I believe the evidence is going to clearly show that there was not any violation of the law and she was simply defending herself at the time of the terrible tragedy,” defense attorney Ken Padowitz said Monday night. “My client intends to vigorously fight these charges.”

March […]

COURTROOM GLADIATOR DOES IT AGAIN!


CRIMINAL DEFENSE TRIAL LAWYER KEN PADOWITZ GETS JURY VERDICT: NOT GUILTY

“JUSTICE WAS SERVED BY SIX PERSON BROWARD JURY AFTER FOUR DAYS OF TRIAL WHEN MY INNOCENT CLIENT WAS SENT HOME TONIGHT TO HIS FAMILY. FIVE ALIBI WITNESSES HE WAS IN TALLAHASSEE, NOT PLANTATION, AND FORTY-FIVE REASONABLE DOUBTS SAYS IT ALL”

Judge enters not guilty plea for Parkland shooter, who remains mum in court


Lawyer Kenneth Padowitz, a former longtime prosecutor in the Broward State Attorney’s Office, said Cruz’s decision not to enter a plea himself and stand mute is exceptionally rare.

Padowitz described that strategy as a “political” move by the Broward Public Defender’s Office.

Miami Herald

BY DAVID OVALLE AND JAY […]

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