Kenneth H. Wine is a graduate of the Ohio State University (B.S.B.A. 1985, J.D. 1989) where he was a member of the Ohio State Journal on Alternative Dispute Resolution, authored an article entitled 'Latin America and Self-Determination,' which won awards in a international writing competition in Cartagena, Colombia. While at Ohio State, he was employed with a legal fellowship by the American Civil Liberties Union. Ken has over 20 years experience trying civil and criminal cases, and was appointed in 1998 by the State Bar of California to the Federal Courts Committee. He was honored to be the first criminal defense attorney selected as a keynote speaker at the 1995 national convention of the National Association of Treasury Agents in Las Vegas, where he spoke to federal agents in the U.S. Customs, Secret Service, ATF, and Treasury Department regarding the responsibilities of police officers in a free society.
In 1999, Ken was appointed by the United States District Court in Northern California to represent indigent criminal defendants under the Federal Courts Criminal Justice Act, which he still does today.
Ken is the current President of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California. He was recently appointed in 2011 as the Co-Chair of the Mental Health Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His most interesting appointment was being named in 2010 by the Kingdom of Cambodia to the Criminal Defense Panel of the International War Crimes Tribunal in Phnom Phen, Cambodia.
Ken has appeared as trial counsel in Courts throughout the U.S., including federal courts in Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, and Ohio. He tried many cases, including a dismissal in a 7 count state murder charge in California against a doctor who prescribed opiates for pain, white collar fraud cases, and federal drug cases.
In 2011, Ken was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers. In rankings by his peers and Judges through Martindale-Hubbell, Ken was been accorded an A-V Preeminent ranking (5.0 out of 5.0), the highest level of recognition for legal skill and ethics within the legal community.
In 2018, Ken was invited by the U.S. State Department to give a presentation on criminal law, the jury trial system, and plea bargaining to Judges and lawyers in Montenegro.