Why hire Ken Lewis to defend you in Orange County?

  • Former Chief of Homicide Division as an Orlando and Kissimmee prosecutor.  

  • Over 50 murder trials 

  • Over 200 felony trials

  • Experience in all scientific aspects of a criminal homicide trial 

  • Death penalty trial experience

  • Stand your ground hearing experience

Choosing a criminal defense attorney is the most important decision of your life and there is no substitute for experience. Attorney Ken Lewis was an Orlando homicide prosecutor for 8 years which culminated in his being named Homicide Chief for Orange and Osceola counties. Attorney Ken Lewis also has several years experience as a sex crimes prosecutor. Ken Lewis was a prosecutor in Orlando and Osceola Counties for 13 years. As a result, Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Ken Lewis knows the judges and prosecutors and knows how the system in Orange County works. Attorney Ken Lewis handles academic hearings at all public schools and Universities including UCF. Ken Lewis also represents both sides in restraining orders hearings in Orlando.   

If you are in custody our first priority is get you a bond hearing at the earliest possible date. The quicker we get you out of jail, the sooner you can help assist us in building your defense. 

Hiring Ken Lewis offers you, the client, several advantages that can and will make a difference in the outcome of your case. An experienced homicide attorney can provide you with distinct advantages at every critical stage of a criminal prosecution: 1) the filing stage 2) pretrial motions 3) negotiating a resolution and 4) trial. Former prosecutor Ken Lewis has had over 50 murder trials and over 200 felony jury trials including robbery, drug trafficking, burglary, and sexual battery.

1)      The filing stage

An experienced attorney, particularly a former prosecutor, is going to have increased ability to recognize weaknesses in a case at the earliest point possible. Bringing those weaknesses to the attention of the prosecutor may cause no charges or less serious charges to be filed. Either way, you win. Attorney Ken Lewis has filed hundreds of cases and knows the Florida Statutes inside and out.

2)     Pretrial motions 

An experienced attorney is far more qualified through experience to recognize critical pretrial motions that may be overlooked by someone with less experience. These motions can lead to the dismissal of your case or the suppression of evidence. As a former prosecutor Ken Lewis has dealt with hundreds of pretrial motions. Ken Lewis has litigated numerous Stand Your Ground hearings. 

3)     Negotiating a resolution

An experienced defense attorney is going to be far more likely to negotiate a more favorable resolution because the prosecutor is far less likely to take a case to trial against an experienced defense attorney he respects. Prosecutors are often judged on their conviction rates and rarely want to take chances on trying a case they think they can lose. 

4)     Trial

Ken Lewis is one of the most experienced, successful, and respected trial attorneys in Central Florida. 

Trial is never the place to take a chance on a less experienced attorney. A trial involves command of the evidence code, the ability to exploit weaknesses in the state’s case, and trial skills such as effective cross examination and detailed knowledge of forensic science. These essential trial skills are only mastered through experience in the courtroom. Compromising any of these skills can and will make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.

Prior to hiring a lawyer, you must ask the question, how many felony jury trials have you had? Follow up that question by asking if they have had success at trial with the kind of case you are hiring them for. If your case is a serious case it will almost always involve some form of scientific evidence such as: DNA evidence, forensic pathology, cellphone technology, gunshot residue, computer forensics, footprints, blood spatter and serology. If you are hiring an attorney who does not have extensive experience in these areas you are doing yourself a disservice. Attorney Ken Lewis has cross examined and worked with nationally known experts in all areas of forensic science.

If there is any error in the forensic evidence, or areas of forensic evidence the state did not utilize and should have, and your attorney's lack of experience or knowledge doesn’t exploit it, you have made a potentially critical hiring mistake. Failure in a single one of these areas can make a difference in whether you walk away a free man or spend years of your life in prison. Can you afford to take that chance?  Call The Lewis Law Firm now at 407-706-8300 for a free consultation at either our Longwood office or at our office in downtown Orlando. If incarcerated we will come visit you.


Ken Lewis has experience handling all felonies including: 

  • Capital litigation-Death Penalty

  • 1st Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Murder, 3rd Degree Murder

  • Drug Charges, Drug Trafficking, Sex Crimes

  • Felony Murder, Robbery, Drug Charges, Burglary, Battery

  • Vehicular or DUI Manslaughter

  • Conspiracy to Commit Murder

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VICTIM RIGHTS: We aggressively represent any and all crime victims