Ken Swartz has each achieved significant victories for their clients in the courtroom.Ken Swartz
Padavick v City of Miami Beach
Attorney Ken Swartz successfully settled a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Miami Beach and two Miami Beach Police officers for the false arrest and mistreatment of Mr. Padavick in her apartment. The case was first reported by the Miami New Times.
Cordoba v City of Miami
Attorney Ken Swartz successfully settled a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Miami and two Miami Police officers for $79,000. Cordoba sued the city and the officers for being falsely arrested while standing in front of his Miami residence. The settlement was reported by the Miami New Times.
State v. Hernandez
After Mr. Hernandez pled guilty to participating in the largest Molly importation and distribution ring in Miami, Ken Swartz successfully convinced the federal judge that Mr. Hernandez should receive a sentence that was 74% less than the recommended federal sentencing guideline range. The story is was reported by David Ovalle of the Miami Herald.
State v. White
In State v. White, Ken Swartz successfully appealed a trial judge’s denial of bond for his client. Attorney Swartz successfully argued that the judge failed to conduct a bond hearing are required by the statute. The appeal court’s decision reversal led to Mr. White’s release on bond.
Paul v. Woodside
Ken Swartz represented Maria Paul a young woman in a civil rights action against a Palm Beach County Deputy. Ms. Paul had been beaten and punched by a Palm Beach County Sheriff Deputy following a traffic stop while driving home from a Christmas party in Belle Glade, Florida. The trial resulted in a $75,000 verdict against the sheriff deputy but the verdict was set aside because a juror went online to discover the deputy had been fired. The Sheriff’s office settled with Ms. Paul on the eve of trial rather than facing a second trial. The story was reported in the Palm Beach Post. Read more...
PBSO pays Glades woman $122,000 for beating by deputy
When a judge threw out a $75,000 verdict against a former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy because jurors went online and discovered the deputy had been fired for bragging on Facebook about beating up suspects, it looked like the agency had dodged an expensive legal bullet. Read more...
United States v. O. M. T.
Ken Swartz represented a client found not guilty of federal extortion charges following a week long jury trial in federal court in Miami. The client was charged with conspiracy to extort money in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1951(b)(2). Two governments witnesses made false allegations during the trial about the clients participation in a conspiracy that the witnesses claimed was extorting money from the relatives of Cuban aliens who had been smuggled out of Cuba and taken to Mexico. Through skillful cross-examination, Ken Swartz exposed the false testimony and persuaded the jury that the client was not guilty of the charges. O.T was vindicated by the jurys verdict.
United States v. D. E.
Ken Swartz represented a client charged in federal court with (1) conspiracy to traffic in 100 kilograms of cocaine and (2) conspiracy to launder money in the amount of $700,000. Despite the prosecutor's evidence including tape recordings and testifying co-defendant, Ken Swartz's client was acquitted by the jury.
United States v. O. G
Mr. Swartz's client faced federal charges of conspiracy to distribute multi-kilograms of cocaine. At trial, Ken Swartz successfully impeached the confidential informant and his client was acquitted by the jury.
United States v. B. D.
Federal charges were brought against an innocent defendant, accusing the man, a client of Ken Swartz, with importing counterfeit currency – currency that was hidden in a briefcase without his knowledge. Ken Swartz took the case to trial, where the man was found "not guilty" by the jury.
United States v. R. A.
Ken Swartz defended an elderly man in federal court against charges of conspiracy with cocaine distribution in cocaine. Mr. Swartz's client was acquitted by the jury.
United States v. H. T.M.
Federal charges of transporting quantities of cocaine were filed against a Vietnam Veteran; Mr. Swartz defended the veteran at trial, and he was found "not guilt" by the jury.
United States v. O.
Facing serious federal charges of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, Ken Swartz took the case to trial and the defendant was acquitted by the jury.
United States v. Y.
The federal government brought criminal charges against a bank employee, charging the employee with embezzling bank funds. Rather than settle, Ken Swartz and his client took the case to trial, were the bank employee was found "not guilty" by the jury.
United States v. D.
Ken Swartz defended his client against federal charges of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine in a federal trial, with the defendant being acquitted by the jury.
United States v. M.
Mr. Swartz's client was charged with violating federal law by the possession of a firearm found in his car. The case was tried in federal court and the defendant was found "not guilty" by the jury.
United States v. C.
Facing federal charges of conspiracy to purchase a large quantity of cocaine, Ken Swartz's client opted for a full trial rather than settle with the prosecution, where he was acquitted by the jury.
United States v. T.
Mr. Swartz's client was charged with possession of a firearm found near his car. At trial, Ken Swartz presented a case of police retaliation against his client because of the defendant's cooperation against a corrupt police officer. Mr. Swartz's client was acquitted by the jury.
United States v. A. P.
Facing felony charges in federal court of importing cocaine from outside the country, Ken Swartz defended his client in a full trial to jury verdict, where the defendant was found "not guilty" by the jury.
United States v. R. E.
Federal authorities charged Ken Swartz's client with making threatening communications against union officials, which is a violation of federal law. At trial, Mr. Swartz demonstrated a lack of voice identification of the defendant, a key flaw in the prosecution's case, which led to an acquittal by the jury.
United States v. G. F.
An elderly woman facing federal charges that she had smuggled a child into the country from Jamaica, enlisted the aid of Ken Swartz as her attorney; when Mr. Swartz proved the child was her own granddaughter, the charges were dismissed.
United States v. R. G.
Ken Swartz's client went to trial in federal court on charges of importation of cocaine from outside the country, only to have a mistrial declared because of hung jury.
United States v. M.K.
Ken Swartz's client was a Russian native who was charged with violating federal law by importing of Russian Caviar without a proper license. After Mr. Swartz had his client testify at trial, the jury unable to agree and a mistrial was declared.
United States v. F. P.
Mr. Swartz's client was charged with conspiracy to distribute in cocaine; before any trial was had, Mr. Swartz convinced the government that his client was innocent and the prosecution dismissed all charges.