Ken Swartz, Esq.

Ken Swartz, Esq

Practicing law for over 30 years, Mr. Swartz devotes his practice primarily to Criminal Defense, Criminal Appellate Law, Civil Litigation, Internet Law and Personal Injury. Named to the list of Florida Super Lawyers for the past two years for his criminal defense expertise, Swartz was also named as a Finalist for Most Effective Lawyers of 2008 in the category of criminal justice. He has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in the field of Criminal Trial Law for the past ten years. Additionally, Mr. Swartz has been recognized by the Daily Business Review of South Florida as an attorney who performed the most impressive work in cases which made their mark. Recently, Swartz was awarded the Rodney Thaxton Memorial “Against All Odds” Award by the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for his work representing a lead defendant in the Jose Padilla case.  This honor is awarded each year to criminal defense lawyers who take on a particularly difficult case and represents the heart and spirit of criminal defense. He has received the highest possible rating from other lawyers and judges (AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell).

Prior to private practice, Mr. Swartz was a supervisor in the Federal Defender Office of South Florida, one of the busiest and distinguished Federal Defender offices in the country.  There, he practiced in Federal Court on a daily basis and handled well over 1000 felony criminal cases, achieving an impressive win record for his defense clients as he accumulated one acquittal after another.

Mr. Swartz is a Board Member of The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami Division, an Executive Council member of The Florida Bar Association – Criminal Law Section, and former member of The Board of Directors of Dade County Bar Association.

  • Of Counsel
  • Member of the Florida Bar since 1981

Also admitted to:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Bachelors of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1974-1978
  • Juris Doctorate, Tulane University Law School (1978-1981)