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I have lived in Florida since I was 2 years old.  First in Miami, then West Palm Beach, and now I make Orlando my home with my family. 


Verbal battling was always natural to me, so it would seem ftting that being a lawyer was in my future.  The trick, however, is to know when it's time to battle and when it's time to extend an olive branch.  This is something that I belive comes naturally, but must be defined through experience.  I now have about 15 years of experience as a lawyer and feel very comfortable in any setting against any other attorney in representing the best interests of my clients.  After all, there is no reason to be afraid of another attorney, judge, prosecutor, or court itself.  At least that's my position.


I began my legal career at the State Attorney's Office in Orange County Florida (Orlando).  While there I earned a Top Performer Award and Merit Raise for my prosecuting.  I handled traffic, misdemeanors, and felonies.  My last stint at the office was as a Domestic Violence Specialist Prosecutor.  While in that role I also had the responsibility of training and mentoring younger prosecutors.  One of whom, I am proud to say, has moved up quite high in the ranks of the office.


Upon leaving the State I worked for another attorney in town for about a year.  Then I partnered up with two other attorneys.  One attorney left and it was me and one partner.  Being a partner can be difficult.  Eventually, we went our separate ways and I have happily been on my own for about seven years now.  I handle my own cases.  I do not meet with clients only to let an associate or paralegal handle your case.  I am available to my clients by cell, text, or email at any time including the weekends and holidays.


I greatly enjoy meeting people and learning their stories.  It's always something different.  Not all cases are very serious, but I try to stick to a simple approach....honesty.  I will not tell a client something just to make them feel better.  It would be easy to do, but I'm more of an attorney or counselor than a salesman I suppose.  Many of the cases I get now are referrals from former clients who know that I will charge a fair rate, defend the case as well as possible, and be honest during a time when someone needs that the most.


In the end my goal is to get charges dropped first then try to keep my client out of jail.  What I can promise is my best effort at a reasonable rate during a difficult time.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    17 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    1 year
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    10 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Kendall for many years. He has always been a hard worker & fighter for his clients. He strives to get the best results. He is well liked & respected by his fellow lawyers. I would highly recommend Kendall for any criminal matter.


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Contact info

501 N. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing200006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2015
Featured AttorneyAVVO2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top PerformerOrange County State Attorney's Office2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyKendall L. Horween, P.A.2007 - Present
Attorney-PartnerLippman, Horween & Associates, P.A.2004 - 2007
AttorneyRathel Law Group2003 - 2004
Assistant State AttorneyOrange County State Attorney2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Trial Lawyers2015 - Present
The Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney2000 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CF11-1496-A-OMotion to Suppress Granted and State Appealing
CF10-87Motion to Allow Contact Granted
13-6969MMAResolved as Reckless Driving
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Palm Beach Community CollegeLiberal StudiesAssociates of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Studies ClassLegal Ethics2014