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Jeffrey Michael Padilla

About me

Outside of the law, I enjoy golfing, surfing, hiking and backpacking. 


I am grateful to have a wife and friends who enjoy the outdoors as much as I do.  As our children grow it is a joy to introduce them to the world around them.  Much of my time is living vicariously through their young eyes and minds.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 60%
    9 years
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
    9 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 2%
    9 years
  4. Brain Injury: 2%
    9 years
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 1%
    9 years



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  • Evan Andrew Gould

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Padilla's thoughtful answers to Avvo legal questions demonstrate not only a superior grasp of the law but also an outstanding level of client commitment.


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  • Roland H Achtel

    Jeff is a great personal injury attorney and works for a well established firm that is devoted to that practice. Jeff is also a good person and someone who easy to work with.


    Roland Achtel Estate Planning Attorney
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Contact info

O'mara & Padilla

12770 High Bluff Drive,
Suite 220
San Diego, CA, 92130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top AttorneySan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyO'Mara & Padilla2005 - Present
Law ClerkO'Mara & Padilla2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
North County Bar AssociationChairman2011 - 2011
San Diego County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Creed v. Cluck Bros. (DBA El Pollo Loco)Jury Verdict of $4,700,000 for Client
Pofahl v. Landstar LigonJury verdict of $1,800,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Bar NewsNegotiating the Workers' Compensation Lien2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A