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Kai Li Aloe Fouts

Kai Li Aloe Fouts

also known as KaiLi Fouts, Kai Li Fouts Jette

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals

About Me

Kai Li Fouts is a partner in the law firm of Eisenberg & Fouts, P.A. located in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.  Ms. Fouts practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense in both state and federal courts and has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubble.  Ms. Fouts graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Communication Arts, Radio-Television-Film and Political Science.  She, thereafter, attended law school in New York at Syracuse University, College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1995.   

During the summer after her second year of law school, Ms. Fouts worked with William J. Sheppard of what has now become Sheppard, White & Thomas in Jacksonville, Florida, one of the most prestigious criminal, civil rights attorneys in Florida.  After graduation from law school, Ms. Fouts began the practice of law with the Office of the Public Defender in Palm Beach County.  While there, Ms. Fouts was not only fortunate to have tried cases in both the felony and misdemeanor trial division, but she also wrote several appeals before the Fourth District Court of Appeal while in the appellate division.  In 1999, Ms. Fouts was the first associate to practice with James L. Eisenberg, P.A.  In 2003, Ms. Fouts was named partner and the firm became what is now known as Eisenberg & Fouts, P.A., and she continues to practice in the areas of criminal trial and appellate work.

Since entering the practice of law, Ms. Fouts served on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and was honored to represent that organization as a member of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission.  She was elected and currently serves as President of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for the 2015-2016 year.  She has previously served on the Board of the Craig S. Barnard, American Inn of Court LIV as Secretary and as Director of Membership and continues today as an Emeritus Member.  Currently, Ms. Fouts serves as a Florida Bar appointed attorney member of the Fifteenth Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee.  Since 2010, Ms. Fouts has served as a volunteer advocate for the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.  In February, 2011, Ms. Fouts was appointed by Chief United States District Judge Frederico A. Moreno as an attorney member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Retention Panel, and in April, 2011, as an attorney member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.  In May, 2012, Ms. Fouts was recognized by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., The Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association and received a special commendation for her pro bono work in the year of 2011, and  in 2013, she was honored to receive the "And Justice For All Award". Currently, Ms. Fouts serves as the Chair of the Florida Bar's 15th Circuit (15A) Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee.  Ms. Fouts has been elected as the President of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for the 2015-2016 year.  She will also Chair the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference for the 2016 year.  


 


Ms. Fouts is married and has three children.  She actively practices the Korean Martial Art of Tae Kwon Do and lives in Palm Beach County.   

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    19 years
  2. Appeals: 25%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Jason A. McGrath

    I've had the pleasure of working "against" Ms. Fouts on a number of cases, and even tried a case against her. I can tell you that she has an excellent reputation in the community for both her legal skill and her ethics. If you want a lawyer who is experienced, hard working, and cares about her clients, then Ms. Fouts is an excellent choice.

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  • Ian Jeremy Goldstein

    Kai Li is a compassionate and extremely effective advocate for her clients. Her legal research and writing are second to none, making her an excellent trial and appellate lawyer. I have worked personally with Kai Li on many occassions, including a complex capital first degree murder case. She is one of the most dedicated and caring attorneys I know, and I would highly recommend her for any criminal trial or appellate matter.

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    Ian Goldstein Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Eisenberg & Fouts,p.a.
250 S Australian Ave Ste 704
West Palm Beach, Florida, 334015007

Eisenberg & Fouts, P.A.

250 Australian Avenue, South
Suite 704
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-5007

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199605/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"And Justice for All" AwardLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Silver Level Award--Commendation for 2011 Pro Bono WorkLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, The Florida Supreme Court, & Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association2012
Bronze Level Award--Commendation for 2008 Pro Bono WorkLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEisenberg & Fouts, P.A.2003 - Present
AssociateJames L. Eisenberg, P.A.1999 - 2003
Attorney/Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit1995 - 1999
Summer InternSheppard & White, now known as Sheppard, White & Thomas1994 - 1994

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationChair, PBCBA Bench Bar Conference2015 - 2016
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2015 - 2016
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationChair Crimnal Law Section/Bench Bar Conference2014 - Present
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChair-Outreach Committee2014 - Present
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident-Elect2014 - Present
Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 15th Circuit, The Florida BarChair2013 - Present
First Step ProgramBoard Member2011 - 2011
Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection PanelAttorney Member2011 - Present
Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Retention PanelAttorney Member2011 - Present
Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 15th Circuit, The Florida BarAttorney Member2010 - Present
Palm Beach County Commission on EthicsPro Bono Volunteer Advocate2010 - Present
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtEmeritus Member2006 - Present
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtTreasurer2003 - 2004
Criminal Justice Commission, Palm Beach County, Crisis Intervention TeamChair2003 - 2004
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtSecretary/Recorder2002 - 2003
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtMembership Chair2001 - 2002
Criminal Justice Commission, Palm Beach County, Mentally Ill Offenders WorkgroupChair2001 - 2003
Criminal Law Section, The Florida BarN/A2000 - Present
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2000 - 2001
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtMember1998 - 2005
Florida BarMember1996 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1996 - Present
Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1996 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationChair--Bench Bar Conference: Criminal Law SectionN/A
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMemberN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University, College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1995
University of Wisconsin, MadisonCommunication Arts-Radio, Television, Film & Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter) 33rd Annual InstituteDivorce, Domestic Violence Injunctions and the 5th Amendment (with Melinda Gamot, Esquire)2011
NAMI Crisis Intervention Team Training & Recognition NightRecognition of Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Team Training2004
Palm Beach County Drug Court Graduation CeremonyCriminal Defense Attorney's Perspective on Commencement, Palm Beach County Drug Court, Key Note Speaker2003