Kristin Padowitz

Ken Padowitz Criminal Defense Lawyer | Kristin Padowitz

Legal Experience    

18 years Criminal Law Experience –  Prosecution and Defense


Kenneth Padowitz P.A.

Managing Partner – 2017-2018

In charge of the firm’s overall practice, management and day-to-day operations.

Broward County State Attorney’s Office

Assistant State Attorney, 2000 – 2017

  • County Court Prosecutor
  • Felony Trial Prosecutor
  • Sex Crimes – Child Abuse Prosecutor
  • Felony DUI Trial Unit
  • Case Filing Prosecutor

Broward County Public Defender’s Office

Assistant Public Defender, 1999 – 2000

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern
  • Juvenile Circuit Court Public Defender

Florida Department of Transportation

Law Clerk, 1998

Guardian Ad Litem

17th Judicial Circuit, 1997


Achievements and Community Involvement

Prosecuted over Seventy-five Felony Jury Trials as Lead Trial Attorney

Trials included: Attempted First Degree Murder, Solicitation to Commit First Degree Murder, Vehicular Homicide, Armed Robbery, Armed Burglary, Aggravated Battery, Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft.

Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Prosecutor

Investigation and Prosecution of the most serious of crimes involving the most vulnerable of potential victims which include children and adults.

Trials Included: Capital Sexual Battery (on a minor child 12 years old and younger), Lewd and Lascivious Conduct.

Top Prosecutor

Number of Jury Trials in one year out of Two Hundred Prosecutors, 2003

Prosecuted over fifteen Misdemeanor Jury Trials as Lead Trial Attorney

Defended over 35 Juvenile Non-Jury Trials


Florida Bar Grievance Committee

2017 – present

Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 2004

Broward County Bar Association

2016 – present

Federal Bar Association


Weston Bar Association


Law Student Instructor, Street Law Program

Nova High School, 1998

B’nai B’rith Justice Unit

2017 – 2018

State Attorney’s Office, Broward County

Seal and Expungement Program, 2017

Florida Bar

1999 – Present

Federal Bar

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2017



Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Juris Doctor awarded in May, 1999

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice awarded in December, 1994

Criminal Justice Honor Society 1993-1994