Complete Recovery Florida Team

Ken Lester, Jr.

Executive Director


Married 14 years to Katherine L. Smith

            Wills, Trusts, Probate, Business attorney

            Kate Smith Law Group, Fruitville Road, Sarasota

            We met in Kansas City where we both received our LL.M. in taxation. 

            She was going back to Green Bay, WI until we met and we moved to Sarasota


2 Children

            Lyia who is 11 years old

            Jakob who is 8 years old

            Both attend St. Stephens Episcopal School in Bradenton

            Both are great, smart and loving kids


Kenneth Thomas Lester II

            Graduate of the University of Florida (1993)

Bachelor of Science in Political Science

Minor in Business

            Graduate of Regent Law School in Virginia Beach, VA (1998)

                        Juris Doctor

            Graduate of University of Missouri in Kansas City (1999)

                        LL.M. Taxation


                        Kirk Pinkerton Law Firm for one year

                        Assistant Public Defender for Sarasota County for three years

            Business Owner and Manager


                        Pain Care facilities – 4 (Tampa, Clearwater, Orlando, Cocoa)

                                    We learned a number of lessons and did have our eyes opened

                                    Sold in 2007


                        Started AnewU of Tampa in 2009

                                    One of the first office of its kind in the state

                                    Focus solely on Outpatient Office Based Opiate Treatment

                                    Steady and solid growth

                                    Open Clearwater/Pinellas office in 2016

                                    Open Bradenton/Manatee office in 2017

                                    Changed the name of offices from AnewU to Doctor Detox 2017

                                    9 staff and 6 physicians between the offices


                        Incorporated MRE STAR, LLC in 2011

                                    Produce emergency rations (MREs – meals, ready to eat)

                                    Sell them around the world

                                    20,000 sq ft production and distribution facility in Manatee County

                                    15+ employees


            Personal Interests


                        I enjoy spending time with family and traveling with family.  I enjoy developing and growing the businesses I’ve created.  I also like football – Go Gators – music and reading.