Kevin J. Kulik
Mr. Kulik graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration/Finance. He then graduated from law school, also at the University of Florida, in 1984.
Mr. Kulik began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Broward State Attorney’s Office in Fort Lauderdale. He was a prosecutor for approximately three years. In 1988, Mr. Kulik was hired by Kay and Bogenschutz, P.A. This firm was the preeminent criminal defense law firm in Fort Lauderdale at that time. Mr. Kulik was trained to defend criminal cases by Edward M. Kay, J. David Bogenschutz and Michael Dutko, the firm’s partners.
Generally, the firm handled high profile criminal cases. These involved political prosecutions, white collar criminal cases in both state and federal court, first-degree murder, and a wide variety of lesser charges such as DUI. During his association with this firm, Mr. Kulik gained invaluable insights into jury selection, trial and pretrial strategies for defense, high level negotiation, and dealing with the media.
In 1994, Mr. Kulik started his own law firm, Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. Over the years, Mr. Kulik has continued to handle a wide variety of criminal cases, including many high-profile cases involving politicians, attorneys and medical professionals. As a result, Mr. Kulik has gained considerable experience in defending matters before the Florida Bar, the Department of Professional Regulation, and the Department of Health.
Mr. Kulik has also handled a substantial number of first-degree murder cases, particularly those involving the death penalty. Mr. Kulik defended his first murder case beginning in 1989. He has continued handling these complex criminal matters ever since then. Mr. Kulik also handles a substantial number of appellate and post-conviction matters, particularly those involving death row inmates.
In 2003, Mr. Kulik successfully sued the Broward County Sheriff for illegally strip-searching individuals who had been charged with misdemeanors. This civil rights class action was settled for $11.5 million on behalf of the class, plus attorney’s fees and costs.
Over the years, it is estimated that Mr. Kulik has tried approximately 500 jury trials as lead counsel. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®, which signifies the highest level of legal ability and ethics. He is included in Superlawyers and was selected as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Florida by the Wall Street Journal.
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Southern District of Florida
- J.D., Levin College of Law at the University of Florida
- B.S. with honors, University of Florida, 1980
- The Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- National Association of Defense Lawyers
Ms. Kay graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She then graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with a degree concentration in Race, Society, and the Legal System. Ms. Kay received the Book Award in both Trial Practice and Race Relations.
While in law school, Ms. Kay was a law clerk at the Public Defender’s Office and a Summer Associate at the United States Attorney’s Office in Tallahassee, Florida.
After law school, Ms. Kay moved to Washington D.C. While studying for the Bar Exam, she was a law clerk at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and the Office of the Public Defender for Montgomery County Maryland.
Ms. Kay was an Assistant Public Defender in Montgomery County Maryland for five years where she handled misdemeanor and felony cases. She first practiced in the District Court where she had approximately 100 bench trials and then in the Circuit Court where she had approximately 20 jury trials. Ms. Kay was also the Assistant Public Defender for the Adult Drug Court Program.
Ms. Kay began practicing law in Florida in 2015. She has handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases, both in state and Federal court; violation of probation hearings; and motion hearings.
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- District of Columbia
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If you have been charged with or arrested for a crime, don’t talk to the police or the prosecutor without representation. If you cannot come to us, attorney Kevin J. Kulik comes to you at the jail or prison or at your home. Initial consultations are free at Kevin J. Kulik P.A., and all discussions with us are completely confidential. To schedule a time to discuss your needs, please call us at 954-761-9411 or send us an email.