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Kendell K Ali

DUI and DWI Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.7   22 reviews

also known as Kendell Ali, Kendell K. Ali, Esq.

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Kendell

Learn Kendell’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    All driving related offenses including DUI/DWI and Traffic Citations

    13 years, 200 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense, Juvenile Defense, Drug Related Offenses, Criminal Appeals, Theft Offenses, White Collar Offenses

    13 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Federal crime

    11 years

  4. Juvenile law

    13 years, 200 cases



Mr. Ali began his career as a Prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office in Orange County, Florida. While a prosecutor, Mr. Ali tried numerous cases in County, Circuit and Juvenile courts. Mr. Ali had numerous criminal jury trials throughout his career, which included but not limited to DUI, reckless driving, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, battery, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest by a law enforcement officer with violence, aggravated battery/assault, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, grand theft/grand theft auto, possession of cocaine/cannabis and paraphenalia, delivery of cocaine, robbery, burglary, scheme to defraud, dealing in stolen property, violation of probation and assisted in trial for offenses ranging from home invasion robbery, first degree murder, and sexual battery.


Prior to his graduation from The University of Florida College of Law, Mr. Ali was a member of the University of Florida Trial Team as well as a teaching assistant for the Trial Practice Program. These experiences allowed Mr. Ali to master the intricacies of effectively litigating and trying a case. With this understanding, Mr. Ali is able to implement a strategy that can make the system work for you in achieving your desired results.


Mr. Ali strongly believes that a person's inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness can be called into question at any time by mere accusations. The State has the burden of proving its case with evidence at a trial beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. Mr. Ali will ensure that your rights are protected and that your case is resolved in the way that is most satisfying to you. He will pursue your case vigorously and aggressively.


Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice

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4.7 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Christina | June 29, 2015
Mr. Kendell Ali - A+ Attorney
Mr. Kendell Ali was referred to me by a good friend of mine, and I couldn't be happier with his services. He is not only knowledgeable, buy very passionate about his work. It is the best feeling to know you have an attorney you can trust. He will remain my primary attorney, as well as my #1 referral to any friend or family member of mine.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
Case Dismissed
Kendell Ali has a very reassuring and compassionate personality that helped me through this stressful time. However, do not mistake his unpretentious personality for weakness. Kendell Ali is a very highly competent attorney that knows his business, and he knows how to win. He was exhaustive in his collection of evidence; he researched the case law, and he ultimately led the state’s attorney to the realization that justice could only be served by dismissing all charges. I would highly recommend Kendell Ali to my friends.
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Posted by Lauren | August 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Literally got me off Murder charges!
My family and I hired Attorney Ali after I was represented by a lawyer that did nothing at all on the case. She ended up with me getting arrested and charged with Murder. Attorney Kendell Ali was able to convince the judge and the prosecutor to give me a bond while I was charged with murder. Then very soon after that he was able to get my case dismissed completely! I am able to go back to my family and move on with my life. I cannot let my words express how truly blessed I am that we hired this attorney he saved my life.
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Posted by N2stunna | September 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you get arrested, you NEED ALI
K Ali got my case dismissed. I Got arrested and asked who was the best and people told me Ali. In Court room he dominated and got the evidence taken care of. Best lawyer money can buy kept me outa jail!
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal case inquiry
A straight shooter with no false hope or other agenda. I would highly recommend this attorney and plan to hire them.
Posted by Parth | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Violation of Probation and 2nd DUI
I was referred to Kendell Ali from a friend. I am so glad to have hired Kendell and his team, on the first meeting he gave me the confidence to fight and win both my cases. He knows the law and will give his 100% to each case. Finally Kendell got me off my Violation of Probation and completely off the hook on my 2nd DUI. I will definitely recommend Kendell Ali and his team to anyone and everyone I know, thank you once again for all that you do.
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Posted by Melissa | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Kendall Ali has my jaw still on the floor. On my first arraignment 4/29 he got all my charges regarding DUI dropped. I'm amazed and will refer him to anyone who gets in trouble with the law. Melissa stanford
Posted by Carlos | January 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Osceola county case
My life was about to change for the worse. I had been falsely accused of some serious allegations. I had called Jaeger and Blanker and was connected to Kendell. I explained the accusations to him and he listened with empathy. He was very understanding in the situation and never once made me feel like he wasnt interesred or that this was just another case. He made me feel like this was just as important to him as it was to me. Kendell reassured me that he would do what he could to make sure I got my desired results . He stayed in contact with me countless times to obtain more information and what motions would be proper to put into play. My case was closed due to lack of evidence and the motion to surpress Mr. Ali submitted. From the beginning Kendall had stated that from his experience of past cases he felt there wasnt enough proof for a conviction but we couldnt go on that alone and we needed to expect the worst and hope for the best. I would reccommend Kendall Ali for anyone in need.I have used him In 3 cases with all positive results. He is compassionate and understanding to each case, and will be the first person i call when I am in need of legal aid. Thanks again!
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Response from Kendell Ali January 8, 2016
It was a pleasure to help Carlos with his legal needs. When someone is wrongly accused of a crime it is my foremost goal and responsibility to ensure that justice prevails. I'm glad to say that we were able to use the justice system to our benefit in this case. Best of luck to you in the future.
Posted by Ethan | August 6, 2015
Great lawyer, awesome help.
Mr. Ali was very helpful in my case. He took his time with me and worked with me. Never once questioned me or my intelligence. Very helpful in the court room. And helped me out, so I can move on for a better future. And also hard working I noticed he had to put in a lot of work for my case.
Posted by Anthony | August 6, 2015
I've had the great pleasure to have Kendell represent me on a couple of different occasions and he does amazing work. I couldn't have asked for better outcomes.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better outcome
I was pulled over in Seminole county with other occupants in my vehicle. The Seminole County Sheriff's deputy conducted a search of my vehicle and found marijuana. I was charged with felony possession of marijuana and spent the night in jail. To make a long story short, Kendell successfully had my case reduced to a misdemeanor and ultimately all charges were dropped. He did this all while facing a state attorney who would not back down easily and tried to delay the case as much as possible. Another attorney might have had me accept the plea deal offered but he was so confident in our legal footing that he advised me to stay the course. Throughout all of the legal proceedings, Kendell was always available to answer my questions regarding the case, no matter how trivial they might have seemed. Considering that I could have lost my job for even a misdemeanor possession charge, I am grateful for all of Kendell's hard work and ability. Thanks to him I can keep my job and not worry about how I would be feeding my family. I will definitely be recommending him to all of my friends and family.
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Posted by Dustin | April 6, 2015
The miracle man
Kendell went above and beyond for my case! He kept me informed and was able to have my DUI and refusal reduced to a wreckless. The refusal was dropped as well. I didn't think it was possible regarding my circumstance and was extremely appreciative of the outcome! I would highly recommend him to anyone in my position. I had several meetings with reputable lawyers and Kendell had the most knowledge as well as the best strategy. Choosing Kendell K Ali will be one of the best life altering decisions you will make.
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Posted by Julia | March 2, 2015
The best attorney in town!!!
I can 100% say that Kendell Ali is the best! I have received my DUI and I was extremely stressed about it because it could severely damage my career. I came to Kendell's Office and talked to him. He was very professional, organized, sharp, and positive about my case. He settled my case in a month!!!! It was completely dismissed! I am SO thankful to him! I highly recommend him! He does a great job!!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Fantastic Attorney
Kendell Ali did his due diligence and investigation to get the most out of my case. He kept me informed the whole way and did everything in his power to get me a fair trial. His recommendations we're always followed by informing me that it was still my personal choice. His guidance left me with a very great outcome! Thank you attorney Ali!
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Posted by Charles | November 14, 2014
Great lawyer
Kendell was there every step of the way.. If I ever needed lawyer service again.. Kendell is the man.. He has represented me in two seperate cases and I have been pleased on both occasions..
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2014
I almost never met with Kendell...
Let me start by saying: I have fired my Lawyer mid-case more than once! Usually for the same reason..they talk a big game during the consultation but don't act the same afterwards. Kendell was quite the opposite. His cool calm and collected demeanor actually worried me during the consultation, only because my case was NOT going to be easy. I needed a fighter! The more I trusted Kendell the more I told him things no one else knows(related and unrelated to my case) and he didn't bat an eye. He came up with solutions. Still I worried because he should be this way but how will he fight? Over the course of a year and a half I saw Kendell strike many times. He is sharp! And In my opinion, he's not in it for the money. He seems to love what he does. Every time I thought he was at his best was when things were not working for me. The more that came out, the more that came up the more aggressive he got. With my prior record I was looking at a Felony conviction. Kendell thoroughly explained what that would look like during the consultation and never brought it up as an option again. As expected based on his skill set, hard work and dedication to my case, that didn't happen! If I was reading this I would think..."Great he won for this guy" But Kendell did more than win a case for me. I am the sole income provider for my household. Looking at 20 years in prison, I had to think "What will my wife do for work?" "What will happen to our home?" "Who will raise my daughter?" "Is this the end of my family?" I have never stopped and will never stop thanking Kendell for being such an excellent Lawyer! Also: -Never makes you feel like you're just a case -Always responsive. Even when in the courthouse he would respond to my texts very quickly -Doesn't nickel and dime charge you for phone calls etc -Very competitive rates for Lawyer of his caliber -Simply a great guy
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Posted by Steven | June 4, 2014
Excellent, Professional and Worth EVERY Penny
Kendall not only helped me through my entire experience his knowledge and professionalism made me feel comfortable throughout the entire ordeal. His actions got my case dropped completely! I will recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer especially in a DUI scenario. There are very few things in this time in age where u actually get what u pay for and Kendall was worth every penny! I couldn't be happier and more pleased w his work on my case!!
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Posted by Jay | September 4, 2013
Upstanding and Professional Attorney
Kendell is very polished in the courtroom and ensured that I understood every aspect of my case. His associates at Jaeger & Blankner have been very helpful, courteous, and respectful. I felt that he handled my case the with same expertise that he would have handled a higher profile case. Even though I made a plea deal, I felt that he was looking out for my best interests. He is clearly respected by the judges as well as his peers in Seminole County. I would recommend him to others and if ever in need, would request his services again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2013
Amazing attorney
Mr. Ali was able to get my case dropped at a hearing. He was amazing as he fought for me with the judge and the DA. He gave me a second chance to stay in school and not have a criminal record. He is extremely knowledgable and honest, he will tell you straight up and look out for your best interest.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2013
Kendell Ali Review- 2012 DUI Case
Kendell Ali represented me in my DUI case, and proved himself not just to be confident and capable, but strategic, intuitive, and well-versed in the nuances of the law. Both Mr. Ali and the office of Jager & Blankner stayed in contact with me throughout the process, and ensured that I was informed of each development and impending court appearance. Mr. Ali took my individual concerns seriously, along with my questions about the effects of my D.U.I. on my personal and professional life. Even with last-minute changes to my case, he swiftly made adjustments to our strategy and used his effective, articulate manner to bring my case to the verdict we both hoped for: not guilty.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Orange County State Attorney's Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 2010 - 2012


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • DUI Trial - State v. J.B.
  • DUI Trial - State v. R.F.
  • DUI Trial - State v. B.N.
  • NOT GUILTY - after a hard fought trial
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  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • FL Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Attorneys under 40 years old
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Forensic Evidence Book Award
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • UCF Mock Trial
  • Guest Trial Coach
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (17)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Kendell Ali. I have known Kendell since he started with the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando. He and I were opponents on numerous cases when he was a prosecutor. Kendell is an extremely diligent, hard-working, conscientious, open-minded and intelligent attorney. He is very patient and highly professional in the way he handles his caseload and other attorneys. Kendell is always well-prepared for court, very respectful to members of the court and opposing counsel, always represents himself in a highly professional manner, and is a genuine and sincere person. Kendell is very knowledgeable in his understanding of the law and the court system. Kendell is an outstanding lawyer who is demonstrating the same strong work ethic in private practice. I endorse/recommend Kendell Ali."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Ali has an excellent reputation in the Central Florida legal community. I see him in action in court on a regular basis, he is always prepared, professional and artful in representing his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Kendall really is a true phenom in his field. He is a highly effective litigator with a great representation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Kendell since he was a prosecutor. He used his time at the State Attorney's Office to master his skills. Jaeger and Blankner is one of the most elite DUI law firms in the State. Almost every prosecutor wants to work for them. They get their choice of the most talented attorneys in Central Florida. With Kendell's talent and experience combined with his law firm's reputation, he gets results that most attorneys can't. If you have a case and you need that absolute best possible resolution, I highly endorse Kendall Ali. I had a friend that I could not represent because of a conflict of interest. Mr. Ali was able to get a second DUI within 5 years reduced to a reckless driving. Most people in that situation go to jail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ali is simply one of a kind and cannot be scared into taking a plea!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kendell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Kendall at the State Attorney's Office. His dedication to his cases and knowledge of the law made him stand out amongst the best. I gladly endorse him as a Criminal Defense Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ali is an excellent attorney that always strives to obtain the best results for his clients. He has the experience and knowledge to handle any criminal defense matter in Central Florida."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional. Highly knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had many cases with Kendell when he served as an assistant state attorney for the ninth judicial circuit. He was always well prepared and a formidable opponent in the courtroom. He now brings that skill and passion to his clients. I confidently endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ali is very professional and knowledgeable about the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kendell is a talented trial attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kendell is a smart attorney. He knows how to defend a case. I think he has got skills. He needs the skills to pick out a new photo! That's a lot of look."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ali is highly respected in the legal community. His experience and knowledge make him the perfect advocate. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need of legal advice."
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