As founder of Kenneth Padowitz, P.A., Mr. Padowitz is committed to representing clients throughout the state of Florida, including those in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, as well as throughout Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties. He focuses his practice on handling all criminal defense cases, many that may include the following matters: white collar crime, drug cases, murder and manslaughter, Burglary, Battery, DUI, sexual offenses, all federal offenses and serious personal injury cases.
In 1982, Mr. Padowitz earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Florida. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1986 from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, where he participated in and won trial competitions.
After serving 16 years with the Office of the State Attorney in Broward County as a homicide prosecutor, Mr. Padowitz decided to use his skills to defend those facing criminal charges. He has taken more than 300 cases to jury trials and has won 34 out of 35 cases involving first-degree murder. Mr. Padowitz was the first attorney to introduce and receive court approval of computer-animated forensic reconstruction as a form of evidence in Florida and the first in the United States with a written appelate opinion upholding the use of forensic Animation.
For his achievements, Mr. Padowitz has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; he holds an Avvo "Superb" rating, 10 out of 10; and he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Additionally, he has appeared on hundreds of national and local media programs, including CNN, the "Today" show, "Larry King Live," "Forensic Files" and "20/20."
Active in the legal community, Broward criminal lawyer, Kenneth Padowitz has served as an adjunct law professor for 17 years. He is a frequent guest lecturer around Florida and across the country, speaking on topics relating to his practice area, Trial Advocacy, Scientific Evidence and he is a member of The Florida Bar and the Federal Bar.
* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
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