Attorney at Law

Phone: 248-593-0300
Fax: 248-593-0301



State Bar of Michigan


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Mr. Padilla has been a practicing attorney in Michigan for 43 years. Ninety percent of his practice includes litigation. This being the case he has an opportunity to see a multitude of judges throughout the State of Michigan having handled cases in a majority of counties.

His practice consists of trial work in the following courts:

  • Circuit Court
  • Federal District Court
  • Court of Appeals
  • Judicial District Courts


Mr. Padilla has extensive experience in the prosecution and defense of actions in:

  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Liability and Coverage
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Auto First and Third Party


Mr. Padilla has received the highest “AV’ peer group rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell rating service.  He has been named a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine and a Super Lawyer since 2010.


Mr. Padilla has been a lecturer for the National Business Institute as well as the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has been active in the State Bar as follows:

  • Past Board Member for the Negligence Law Section and current member
  • Served as past chair and secretary for the Aviation Law Section and currently a Board Member
  • Past Board Member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan
  • Member of the State Bar
  • Sat on the Judicial Qualifications Committee for the Michigan Bar
  • Member of the Latin American Bar Association
  • Member of the Michigan State Bar
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Lawyer Pilot Bar Association
  • Latin American Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Oakland County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution


In addition to being a licensed real estate broker, Mr. Padilla is a past active Board Member in the following organizations:

  • Gabriel Richard Historical Society for St. Anne’s Church in southwest Detroit
  • Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services Board
  • Hispanic Business Alliance
  • Served as legal counsel and on the Board of the Aurelio Rodriguez Scholarship Fund

Mr. Padilla has been very active within the court system. He serves as a case evaluator in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County.  He serves as a private arbitrator both on the defense, plaintiff and neutral side. He has also acted as a facilitator.