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A. Ken Womble

Criminal defense Attorney at Brooklyn, NY

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Ken Womble

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About A.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    State and Federal defense focused in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

    18 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Civil rights
    False Arrest, Police Misconduct, Wrongful Detention as well as Employment Discrimination.

    19 years, 20 cases

An important part of my job is making sure that my clients fully understand their case and their rights.  I do everything I can to make sure that whatever decision the client makes, no question is left unanswered.  Getting your case right will always be my highest priority.

If getting it right means going to trial, you will have an experienced and successful trial attorney in that court room.  If getting it right means working out a disposition that allows you to move on with your life, I will work with you to achieve that goal.  I have gone toe to toe with cops, prosecutors, prisons and the government, to protect the rights and lives of my clients. 

I have spent my career fighting injustice and I have written extensively about what I have witnessed inside the criminal justice system.  My articles include: 

  • Memo to NYPD: It’s About Time You Met The Community Without A Gun Drawn
  • Laquan McDonald & Police Perjury Prosecutions: A Plan Forward 
  • Fixing Failed Bail In The Wake Of Kalief Browder 
  • Quota-driven police arrests shift the burden of justice to overworked public defenders

If you have been arrested, charged with a crime or have been the victim of police misconduct, you need a strong attorney who is going to fight like hell for you.  Contact me at or email me at , 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can also visit our storefront office in Downtown Brooklyn Mon – Fri 9-5.

I look forward to working with you.

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Zeman & Womble, LLP
66 Willoughby St., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Posted by Kwami | April 3, 2015
Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Lawyer
In June 2013, he took my case. Throughout the case, I quite often would have doubts, but he insisted that I stay strong and let the law do its job. He was very professional in the way he handled the case. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. He was sure to keep my family updated with everything that was occurring throughout the whole case. Mr. Womble is reliable and responsible. He has all the traits of an excellent lawyer because that is what he is.
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Posted by Brendan | March 13, 2015
great help from a great lawyer
Ken helped me last year with a drink driving case, which also could have had ramifications for my immigration status. He was nothing but professional, punctual and courteous and explained everything to me in easy to understand terms. Ken really helped me to achieve the outcome I needed and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who asks.
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Posted by Rami | October 26, 2014
took care of everything
Ken did a great job dismissing my case He was very knowledgeable about the law and I was out of court in no time With a BIG smile on my face. I hope wont need to use any lawyers in the future but if i would he would be the first choice ! Thanks again for helping me and make it stress free
Posted by Gerald | October 2, 2014
Always Kind and Professional
Mr. Womble assisted me with a tricky and sensitive case, and got me incredible results. He clearly knows the law and is very comfortable in a courtroom, but so are lots of other lawyers. Womble´s people skills and kindness really set him apart though. He is tough yet well-spoken and friendly - and, by always keeping his cool, he made the prosecutor look foolish and flustered. and guess what? The jury loved him! Ken took the time to sit with me and explain to me the strengths and problems with my case, and to answer my questions. I never felt rushed when speaking with him, and his kind demeanor was always welcome at a very difficult time. I feel that Attorney Womble did what he could to avoid unnecessary costs. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Ken.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Moore Zeman Womble, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Brooklyn Defender Services
  • 2007 - Present
  • Felony Staff Attorney
  • Nassau County Legal Aid Society
  • 2005 - 2007


  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. KO
  • Full Acquittal
  • People v. RM
  • Full acquittal
  • People v. AT
  • DA offered a misdemeanor and time served after the complainant testified.
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  • Brooklyn Criminal Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List
  • Florida State University
  • 2001


Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding VTL 511
  • Vehicle and Traffic Law
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked together with Ken Womble at The Legal Aid Society of Nassau County in the mid-2000s. We also worked together in Brooklyn as public defenders while at different public defense organizations. Ken was always a dedicated, skillful and smart attorney. He treated his clients with respect. Ken did all he could get the desired result for them, whether that was working out a favorable disposition or conducting a trial. In the private sector, Ken continues to do great things for his clients. Anyone with a criminal, civil rights, or family law issue would be lucky to have him as his or her attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without the slightest hesitation I endorse Mr. Womble. I had the privilege of working with Ken at Brooklyn Defender Services and was always highly impressed by his complete dominance over the court room. He is a smart, aggressive, and persuasive lawyer who goes to bat for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the distinct pleasure of working with Mr. Womble for a number of years. He is one of the fiercest advocates for a client I have ever encountered. Mr. Womble's skills in the courtroom and remarkable, he simply sees things other lawyers don't. His passion for law and for defending his clients rights is palpable. I highly endorse Mr. Womble."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken Womble for seven years. He is a skilled and talented trial lawyer committed to getting the best results for his clients. I have seen the time and dedication he puts in to preparing his cases. He is a great attorney who fights for his clients and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken Womble is an outstanding lawyer. He taught me a lot about what it takes to be a great trial attorney. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I tried a case with Ken Womble in Brooklyn Supreme Court as his second chair. The jurors immediately related to him and, as soon as he made his opening argument poking holes at the government's case, the prosecution knew it was all over for them. It was one of those rare "Perry Mason" moments that people say don't happen in courtrooms anymore. It happened because of Ken's relentless investigation, preparation, and not being afraid to fight it out. As an attorney, Ken will either seek the most favorable plea agreement possible or try the hell out of a case. As a federal public defender, I fully endorse Ken Womble as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and practiced with Ken for 10 years and can say without question that he is the finest criminal defense attorney that I have worked alongside or observed on a regular basis in court. I have watched Ken litigate and obtain acquittals in cases the vast majority of us in the community could not see the angle on, blinded as we were by facts and evidence that made anything other than a guilty verdict seem unrealistic. I have seen Ken obtain bail decisions permitting his clients to fight their cases whilst at liberty on criminally charged individuals who's charges indicated that they were headed toward remand, or a bail that would be impossible for their families to make. If I ever need advice on a case, or a sounding board on strategy, he is the first person whom I call. If you are in that most unfortunate of situations where you need a criminal defense attorney then contact Ken immediately."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When I first joined Brooklyn Defender Services, I quickly learned of Mr. Womble’s reputation as a smart, confident, fierce advocate. I soon came to learn that this reputation was well-earned through observation of his work both from afar and up close. We worked together on a serious felony matter, in which I saw that his sensitivity to and zeal for our client’s position was matched only by his aggressive but professional pursuit of justice. Through investigations, hearings and oral arguments, Mr. Womble managed to earn a full dismissal for our client. Mr. Womble is an excellent attorney who achieves great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I emphatically endorse Ken. Any person accused of a crime is in good hands with Ken. He is prepared, a fierce negotiator, a zealous advocate, and, if it gets to that point, one of the most talented trial attorneys I have ever seen speak to a jury. He has the ability to tell his client's story, to make his client human and relatable to those who are entrusted with judging his client. All the while, he presents his client's position clearly, logically and persuasively. Ken also has impermeable integrity. If you are charged with a crime, you should definitely consider hiring him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed firsthand the tremendously skilled lawyering of Ken Womble. He is an outstanding trial attorney, a true professional, and a dedicated advocate for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowing Mr. Womble for many years, I can attest to the fact that he is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is prepared in all respects and will always work his hardest to get the best outcome possible for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Womble is an insightful and experienced lawyer who dedicates a lot of time, effort and resources to assuring his client is best represented. I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Womble on a few matters and his insight and advice have been invaluable. I have also seen Mr. Womble on trial and his jury selection, examinations and summations are efficient and highly effective. Mr. Womble is a top-notch courtroom practitioner who aggressively and effectively achieves justice for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken Womble is a phenomenal trial lawyer and a tirelessly zealous advocate who does whatever it takes to achieve the best outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Womble is one of the most prepared, dedicated, and hard working trial attorneys I have ever encountered in Criminal Court. His book smarts coupled with his natural litigation abilities make Mr. Womble a winning combination in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ken Womble is in a small but elite group of criminal defense attorneys in Kings County: those that make D.A.'s think twice about going to trial. He consistently gets the best plea bargains for his clients, and will vigorously defend those who take their cases to trial. Ken has dedicated his career to fighting for the Constitutional rights of his clients. His trial skills are beyond question; what sets him apart, however, is his devotion to the details of a case. Ken's dedication to his clients and to the law is unwavering. I highly endorse him."
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Brooklyn Criminal defense Lawyer A. Ken Womble
A. Ken Womble
Criminal defense Attorney
Brooklyn, NY
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation