Kristin Padowitz

Legal Experience    

18 years Criminal Law Experience –  Prosecution and Defense

Broward County State Attorney’s Office

Assistant State Attorney, 2000 – 2017

Broward County Public Defender’s Office

Assistant Public Defender, 1999 – 2000

Florida Department of Transportation

Law Clerk, 1998

Guardian Ad Litem

17th Judicial Circuit, 1997


Achievements and Community Involvement

Prosecuted over Fifty 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, Capital Sexual Battery, Aggravated Battery, Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Grand Theft Auto

Top Prosecutor

Number of Jury Trials 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

Professor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, 2004

Broward County Bar Association

2016 – present

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



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