Kenneth Padowitz Aggressively and Strategically defends people accused of crimes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A Trial Attorney for 32 years, Ken has tried over 300 Jury Trials and 35 First Degree Murder Trials.
Ken is a former Homicide Prosecutor with the Broward County State Attorneys Office for 16 years and a practicing Trial Lawyer for 32 years. Ken is an “AV” rated lawyer, known as Preeminent, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell. 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. He is in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and recognized by Super lawyers as a Super Lawyer – only 5% of Lawyers in the State. Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, is rated 10.0 out of 10 on Avvo.com and was honored in South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, Who’s Who in America, Florida Trend Magazines “Legal Elite“ and is “Lead Counsel” rated.
Kenneth Padowitz Does Not Delegate Important Duties
With a 34 to 1 win/loss record in First Degree Murder Trials, 300 plus trials, hundreds of National Television appearances and law lectures, over 50 Grand Jury presentations and thousands of depositions in 32 years, Kenneth Padowitz retains superior qualifications which can not and will not be delegated on important matters. Ken Padowitz has intentionally limited the size of his firm so that less qualified and less experienced attorney’s will never attempt to duplicate skills that can not be duplicated. From pre-indictment, pre-trial, trial and post conviction appeals, Kenneth Padowitz has the skills to confront and aggressively defend you for the best resolution to your case.
Kenneth Padowitz has Uniquely Qualified Experience
From Federal criminal trials to State criminal trials; 1983 Federal Civil-Rights Lawsuit Trial to Multi-million dollar Civil Trial verdict, Kenneth Padowitz is the Real Deal. While recommending Kenneth Padowitz for Circuit Court Judge in 2006, the Miami Herald stated:
“Mr. Padowitz…was an Adjunct Law Professor a Nova Southeastern Law School for seventeen years and has an extensive record of public service. With his professional demeanor and career record, it’s no surprise that Mr. Padowitz was found qualified by the Judicial Nominating Commission in 2001.”
The Sun-Sentinel also endorsed him for Circuit Judge in the same race and said:
“His knowledge of the law is extensive…He has the intelligence, experience and fair-mindedness to be an excellent Judge”
The Sun-Sentinel described a recent Cross-examination of a witness by Ken Padowitz during a high profile trial this way: “Defense lawyer Ken Padowitz chiseled away at Chait’s credibility for most of the afternoon Wednesday.”
Buddy Nevins, a Political Expert at Browardbeat.com commented on a high-profile trial and said: “There are other reasons for the Krafts’ victory. Both had outstanding defense attorneys. She had Ken Padowitz…”
The Naples Daily News covered a Strategic Win for Ken Padowitz when he got all charges dropped against an innocent client. The clients mother stated “She hired Padowitz months later because she was tired of the delays and wanted a top attorney outside Collier County.” “Cindy Hendricks…hired defense attorney Kenneth Padowitz of Fort Lauderdale, a former high-profile prosecutor and Court TV commentator.”
Adjunct Law Professor
Broward criminal attorney, Kenneth Padowitz, was an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University Law Center for 17 years and has taught and lectured extensively in the areas of trial advocacy, scientific evidence and trial exhibits. He was also a Faculty Instructor for:
- The National Institute of Trial Advocacy
- Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
- University of Florida Law School Prosecutor/Public Defender course
- Institute of Police Technology and Management
- The National Student Leadership Conference at American University in Washington D.C. and Stanford University in California.
Ken was the Director of the Pre-Law program at American Heritage High School where he taught students five days a week before going to court. Padowitz previously sat as Chairman of a Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar, which handles matters of attorney misconduct and discipline.
Kenneth Padowitz is Uniquely Qualified to resolve your criminal investigation or charge
A veteran 16-year former Prosecutor, Ken Padowitz retains the knowledge, experience and relationships to be there for you in your time of adversity – when you can’t afford to lose. A criminal charge carries with it a threat to your reputation, career and your freedom. The pressure on families of the criminally accused is stressful enough. Ken Padowitz protects you and your loved ones with time proven, multi-faceted skills, to negotiate the legal maze you find yourself in. From the expertise to maneuver high profile media cases, to misdemeanor charges, Ken Padowitz retains the legal strategy and laser focus, unmatched by most other lawyers. When what you have built in your life is placed in jeopardy, the caliber of your Criminal Defense Trial Attorney is crucial. (See 5 things to look for Before Hiring a criminal Lawyer – Huffington Post)
Why Strategic Defense from the Real Deal?
Attention to detail culminates in 34 wins out of 35 First Degree Murder Trials. Attention to detail results in only one First Degree Murder Trial reversed on Appeal out of 35, as a prosecutor. Attention to detail results in which expert to call, which witness to put on the stand, what move will win the case. These skills can be applied to your Defense for the results that you need. Trial is always the last resort. Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz, will always prepare and work up the case specifically to exhaust every possible alternative to trial. It is only by doing the in-court and out-of-court work from a real experienced trial lawyer, that the best alternative options to trial materialize. When a battle hardened Criminal Trial Attorney like Kenneth Padowitz comes up to the plate, there is no substitute for your case or for your life.
Former Assistant State Attorney
As an Assistant State Attorney in the Homicide Unit, Kenneth Padowitz prosecuted many high-profile trials, which include the case against Lionel Tate, a 12 year old indicted by a grand jury as an adult in the murder of a 6-year-old girl, Tiffany Eunich. The defendant blamed professional wrestling for the child’s death. The jury convicted him of 1st degree murder. Another one of those high profile trials include the case against Kenneth Pierce, convicted of the hit and run death of little Nicole Rae Walker. Pierce drove off the road on a Dania street and drove into a group of five children. A two-month manhunt led to the widely publicized trial and conviction of the defendant. A computer animation reenactment of the crime was introduced into evidence at trial, by Padowitz, for the first time in a Florida courtroom. The appellate court upheld this visual evidence in a written opinion – the first case law in the United States to allow the use of animation in a criminal trial.
Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney
Kenneth Padowitz won a jury verdict over Two Million dollars from a lawsuit he filed, representing a Miami Hurricanes Football player who was attacked by the former Heavyweight World Boxing Champion, Shannon Briggs. To see story and Million Dollar Judgement CLICK HERE.
Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney, Kenneth Padowitz, works closely with a team of personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys to help you receive the highest level of compensation possible. Based on the fee structure guidelines we follow, filing a personal injury lawsuit with our law firm costs you nothing – we only get paid if YOU are compensated.