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About Kenneth Padowitz

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

PARKLAND RESOURCE OFFICER SCOT PETERSON RELEASED FROM JAIL


Former Broward Prosecutor Ken Padowitz said the jury in this case will be told that a caregiver in this case is a person responsible for a child’s welfare.

“I don’t see where the debate is here. I think it’s very clear what the law says,” Padowitz said. “The officer wasn’t at that […]

PARKLAND RESOURCE OFFICER SCOT PETERSON RELEASED FROM JAIL2019-10-20T21:35:49+00:00

WIFE TESTIFIES AGAINST MAN IN CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE (Originally published 1990)


Assistant State Attorney Ken Padowitz sought her cooperation. When she balked, he had her arrested in June. Then she talked and was released.

By LARRY KELLER, Staff Writer

December 6th, 1990 Richard Martin went on trial on Wednesday for the second time on charges that he sexually molested an […]

WIFE TESTIFIES AGAINST MAN IN CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE (Originally published 1990)2019-10-20T21:35:49+00:00

Confessed Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz To Inherit Over $430K, Prompts Public Defender To Withdraw From Case


CBS4 News asked longtime Broward Prosecutor and Criminal Defense Attorney Ken Padowitz for some perspective.

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Confessed Parkland killer Nikolas Cruz is about to come into a sizable amount of money. That’s according to a court document filed Wednesday afternoon by Cruz’s lawyers at the Broward […]

Confessed Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz To Inherit Over $430K, Prompts Public Defender To Withdraw From Case2019-10-20T21:35:49+00:00

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.”

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BIG CASES OFTEN CREATE COURT `STARS’ (Originally published 2001)2019-10-20T21:35:50+00:00

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 J. KEOUGH

Miami Herald

March 18, 2001 […]

Tate Case Prosecutor Sees Self as Moral Force2019-10-20T21:35:50+00:00

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 winners in these situations.”

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FLORIDA MOM CHARGED AFTER TODDLER DIES IN HOT CAR2019-10-20T21:35:50+00:00

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 profession, the […]

BEST LAWYERS AWARD2019-10-20T21:35:50+00:00

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