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Norm Kent

954-763-1900
Norman Elliot Kent
Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida
12 Southeast 7th Street Suite 709
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.normkent.com
Phone: 954-763-1900
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Norm Kent

Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

Al Horn Memorial Award
Al Horn Memorial Award

NORML Legal Committee

Norm Kent

2012 Recipient -
Al Horn Memorial Award

About Norm Kent

As a partner at the Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida in Fort Lauderdale, Norm Kent's practice focuses primarily on criminal defense including marijuana and drug trafficking cases. His practice is also known for its vigorous defense of the constitutional and first amendment rights of its notable clients, which include radio stations, newspapers, and prominent talk show hosts.His law off... read more »

Biography

As a partner at the Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida in Fort Lauderdale, Norm Kent's practice focuses primarily on criminal defense including marijuana and drug trafficking cases.

His practice is also known for its vigorous defense of the constitutional and first amendment rights of its notable clients, which include radio stations, newspapers, and prominent talk show hosts.

His law office partner is Russell L. Cormican. The firm is located in the Legacy Bank Building, across from the Broward County Courthouse, at 12 SE 7 Street in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Education

Norm Kent completed his undergraduate degree at Hofstra University in 1972, before graduating from the Hofstra School of Law in 1975.

Criminal Defense

Norm Kent has served as President of the Broward County Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, and as a member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL).

He has appeared on CNN's Crossfire, NBC's Dateline, and Court TV as a legal commentator. He has also served as Editor in Chief of the Barrister, the Broward County Bar Association Journal, and Editor in Chief of Defense, a newsletter for criminal defense lawyers.

NORML

As a college senior in 1971, Norm Kent
first joined NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. He first served on the NORML Board of Directors from 1992 until 1994. He rejoined the board of directors in 1998 where he continues to serve. He currently serves as the Chair of the organization.

Over the last twenty years as a member of the NORML Legal Committee he has lectured at legal seminars, conferences and other events on marijuana law and policy issues.

Norm Kent pioneered the medical necessity defense in criminal cases including the defense of Elvy Mussika. Over the last 30 years, Norm Kent has represented patients and growers throughout the State of Florida.

Publications

Norm has authored 'The Pot Warriors Manifesto.' He contributes marijuana advocacy columns to Counterpunch.org. He is the publisher of The South Florida Gay News, the largest weekly LGBT newspaper in the State of Florida.

Map & Directions

Contact Information

Norm Kent -
Criminal Defense Law Center of South Florida
12 Southeast 7th Street Suite 709
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
www.normkent.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 954-763-1900
  • Mobile: 954-661-3361
  • Fax: 954-763-4792

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Marijuana Defense40.00%
Criminal Defense20.00%
Civil Rights20.00%
Drug Crimes20.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Florida Member in Good Standing 1979

Work Experience

Position Duration
Chairman, Board of Directors, NORML 2013 – present
Law Offices of Norm Kent, P.A. 1975 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Hofstra School of Law Constitutional Rights Doctor of Jurisprudence 1975

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Life Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2000 – present
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1984 – present
Past President Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1980 – present
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 1971 – present
First Amendment Lawyers Association present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Recipient -
Al Horn Memorial Award
NORML Legal Committee 2012
ACLU Legal Achievement Award American Civil Liberties Union 1999

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
The Medical Necessity Defense NORML Key West Legal Seminar 2011
Defending Knock and Talk Cases NORML Key West Seminar 2010

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Blogs

The Kent Vent

RSS iconRanting, Ravings, and Writings by an American Raconteur

A Vision for the New NORML

Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013

NORML is the pioneer, the grand patron and founder of the marijuana policy reform movement in America. We are still here and by your side, and we are needed now, more than ever. Some have said ... [read more]

All We Are Saying is 'Give Pot a Chance'

Posted on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

By Norm KentMore and more prudent politicians, thoughtful columnists, and fiscally responsible legislators are re-thinking outdated marijuana laws. It is long overdue, and thoroughly welcome.The mains... [read more]

NORML By Your Side

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

--> NORML By Your SideBy Norm Kent"Of all the tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive...”-----C.S. LewisNext month in Los Angeles,... [read more]

Pot Injustice Pervades Public

Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The city of Wilton Manors has decided they will not oppose my law firm’s sign being placed on a Wilton Drive Bus bench.Society is safe, thank god.If you missed the controversy last month, Wilton... [read more]

City Tries to Snuff Out Pot Ad

Posted on Sunday, August 26th, 2012

A massage parlor can’t advertise on park benches in Wilton Manors — and now neither can I.Here I am, the vice chairman of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)... [read more]

A Legal Take on Ryan Braun

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

‪A Legal Take on Ryan Braun by Norm Kent Vice President, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws After being exonerated by major league baseball yesterd... [read more]

Publications and Articles

Field Drug Tests by Police Defective

Published July 2011

Publisher: Broward Law Blog

Article exposing how law enforcement is relying on field level drug tests which are scientifically flawed creating numerous legal defenses.

The Champion, 'The Defenses and Representation of Entrapped Gay Men'

Published December 2004

Publisher: National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Article publishing numerous legal defenses to individuals arrested in law enforcement 'sex stings,' outlining the unconstitutional and illegal methods police use in conducting their undercover operations