Mr. Padilla is licensed in Texas and California as a personal injury attorney.
Mr. Padilla was named a Texas Super Lawyer (Rising Star)(2006) by Thompson Reuters as seen in Texas Monthly Magazine and one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in H Texas Magazine (2006). Mr. Padilla was recognized in the 2009 and 2010 Verdict Search’s Top Texas Verdicts as published in Texas Lawyer for three separate verdicts.
Before beginning his legal studies and career, John Padilla earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. While in the UT Business School, Mr. Padilla participated in the prestigious Honors Business Program. After graduating second in his undergraduate business school class of 417, Mr. Padilla went on to earn his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis on Finance.
In 1994, Mr. Padilla graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with High Honors. While in law school, Mr. Padilla was inducted into Chancellors, the highest honor society of the UT Law School “In Recognition of Distinguished Scholastic Achievement” for being ranked sixth out of a class of approximately 500 students at the end of his second year of law school. Mr. Padilla was also inducted in the Texas Chapter of the Order of the Coif for high attainments in the study of law.
Mr. Padilla began his legal career working for one of the largest law firms in the country, assisting in the defense of personal injury and securities actions. Mr. Padilla has been invited to present lectures at a number of professional forums. He is experienced in complex personal injury litigation, life insurance disputes, and wage and hour litigation.
Mr. Padilla grew up in El Paso, Texas. He lives in the Houston metro area with his family and is active in professional, civic and charitable affairs. He is particularly active in the local Hispanic and Greek communities, in recognition of his Mexican and Greek heritage.