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Jeffrey Michael Padilla

Personal injury Attorney at Encinitas, CA

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Jeffrey M. Padilla Esq., Jeff Padilla


Licensed for 17 years

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Personal injury
    100%
    All injury cases other than those classified as car/auto accidents including product defect, premises liability, etc.

    17 years

PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL REPRESENTATION AND JUSTICE FOR OUR CLIENTS

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.

Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Padilla Law Group, LLP
320 Encintas Blvd
Suite A
Encinitas, CA, 92024

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Marco | November 4, 2011
Honest and trustworthy
As a retired police officer, I have grown to dislike lawyers. My family and I were involved in a car accident with injuries. After dealing with the other parties (at fault) insurance company for over a year on my own, I realized I needed to get an attorney. After much research I found the law firm of Jeff Padilla and his father. I was immediately put to ease as I spoke with Jeff over the phone. I am a good judge of character and I knew right away this was a trustworthy person. Throughout my entire case he was easy to get a hold of and always returned my phone calls. His office staff was also helpful in every way. I found Jeff to be very knowledgeable and competent. I would use the word "integrity" when describing Jeff. I would use Jeff and his firm again, but no offense.... I hope I wont need it.
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Posted by Amy | January 17, 2011
Highly Recommended For Personal Injury
Jeff's personable approach made it easy to work with him during a stressful time. His advice and recommendations for me on various matters were based on his knowledge and understanding of the law. O'Mara and Padilla is a highly respected law firm and I would definitely recommend their services.
Posted by Joe | February 26, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hell of a golfer and great guy
Ive dealt with Jeff's dad Michael Padilla, another great attorney, on a personal injury case. Jeff helped me out on a Real Estate matter which is not his field. Jeff was very knowledgeable, kind, attentive, and answered all my questions. He also has a great smile like in his picture, and he's always smiling. Thanks Jeff
Posted by Barry | May 19, 2014
Outstanding service from start to finish
Jeff came highly recommended by another client who was in an automobile accident. Honest, trustworthy and customer service oriented, I felt comfortable and part of the decision making process from the time I first walked in the door until the case was settled. Would highly recommend Jeff and his law firm to others who require their services.
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Posted by Nick | August 7, 2012
Best Attorney in San Diego
Attorney Jeff Padilla is simply the best. He goes out of his way to ensure you are kept up-to-date on the status of your case, even going as far as giving up his personal time in the evenings and weekends. His professionalism is without question. There are a lot of Jokes out there regarding Attornes in general, believe me Jeff does not belong in that crowd. His staff as well are exceptional professionals and support him and his clients to the up most. Do not waste your time on others O'Mara and Padilla should be your first and only choice. Nick Randell Mira Mesa, CA
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Posted by Eric | February 19, 2012
Eric's review
Jeff padilla is an excellent Attorny very knowledgeable . He kept me informed during my entire case . Really nice guy also . He took on a tough case for me and I was happy with the results . I would highly recommend Mr. Padilla to anyone and everyone who needed an attorny to jeff . The Padilla law firm ....... EXCELLENT
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2012
Personal Injury Case
Mr. Padilla handled my personal injury case. Throughout the duration Mr.Padilla always kept me informed on any all updates. Very knowledgeable , professional & dedicated!
Posted by Frank | January 25, 2011
Jeff is an excellent lawyer
Jeff represented me on a couple of cases. He did a great job and I would use him again in a heartbeat.. He is very caring, professional, knowledgeable, prudent and responsive. I worked with him closely for a couple years and got to know Jeff and his father Mike well. They are both stand up, highly ethical people of the highest standard- and I dont say that lightly. I would recommend Jeff to anyone- I know he will do a very good job- he did for me.
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Posted by Mark | January 24, 2011
Padilla review
Jeff handled a personal injury case for me. I was hit on my motorcycle by a delivery truck that crossed into my lane. My left foot was nearly severed off. From my first phone conversation with Jeff he made me feel at ease and I knew right away that I had called the right man. I was unable to drive, so Jeff made the trek to my house so that we could have a face to face meeting. Jeff thoroughly explained all of my options and I decided to file a suit. Throughout my litigation, Jeff stayed in constant contact with me by phone and email to make sure that I knew where we were. The entire process went fast and just took a little over a year. We ended up in mediation and agreed on a settlement. Jeff is a outstanding attorney and a good man. I would recommend Jeff to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Katherine | January 17, 2011
Jeffrey Padilla's client
Jeffrey Padilla did an excellent job of handling my auto injury case. He responded quickly to my questions via phone or E-mail and I felt he was very thorough in his investigation of the facts of the accident and his legal representation. I would definitely recommend him to friends and/or family members if they needed legal representation.
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Posted by Christian | January 14, 2011
Etiquette and Ethics Esq.
Jeffrey always made it a point to be available to me to answer questions and provide sound legal counsel.And he was so knowledgeable and empathetic concerning my case...it almost felt as if I had hired a physician. Sorry to sound a tad derogatory toward the profession, but I felt that, "finally I have actually found an attorney I can trust!"
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Posted by Arunasree | July 12, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Horrible Experience
I Needed an Attorney to Represent me regarding a Personal Injury Case where the Rental Car I Rented, Despite having the Car Rental Insurance, wasn't covered by the Rental Car Company Hertz. I Have an Excellent Track Record of Driving, both in my Personal Car or Rental Car and have never met with an accident due to my negligence or bad driving. The Car I Rented, Toyota Corolla White Color from Hertz Car Rental Company at San Diego Airport, was being driven by me on a ramping while Exiting a Highway. The Car's Brakes Malfunctioned and the Car wasn't Stopping Despite Me Breaking the Car and I had to Force Pullover on the Curb while on the Ramp and Turn Off the Engine. The Car Before Me was a BMW Car which got hit and had a minor bump, the driver got down and I explained to him what happened. He said His Car Would Be Covered By His Car Insurance, but still took my details. My Rental Car was Completely Smashed in the Front. I Immediately Went to the Rental Car Company upon reaching home, took My Neighbor Rhonda along and Handed Over the Car to the the Rental Car Company. They gave me a New Rental Car. However I faced a lot of Health Impact of Severe Concussions Etc. due to the Car Collision and as acknowledged by the Rental Car Company Front Desk, it wasn't my fault and the Car Brakes Failed to Function. I was having damages greater than what was reasonable after a car collision and Demanded Hertz Rental Car Insurance To Pay The Damages. They Didn't Even Facilitate the Car Inspection as any Car Mechanic I Contacted Refused to Touch It. They asked me to contact an Attorney and Hence I contacted the Attorneys. Jeffery Padilla Was Contacted By Me and He Refused to Listen and Said He Cannot Take Up The Case, Though My Case Had All The Merit. I Consulted Jeffery Padilla, He Didn't Have Any Conflict of Interest to Take Up The Case and An Attorney Was Needed to Take Down a Car Rental Company's Refusal To Pay The Damages Accrued And Make Them Pay. Refusing a Meritorious Case Made Me Give Him and His Attention Span a Very Poor Rating and I had an Horrible Experience Due to Lack of Concern from Him To Listen To A Legitimate Case. I Didn't Contact any Other Lawyer In His Office as I Know the Office Politics, They Save Their Office First and Never Care About the Client/Potential Clients Interests. The Matter is From November-December 2016. I am re-posting the Review as the First Time Around the Review Wasn't Approved saying it didn't meet community guidelines. I had specifically mentioned I consulted the attorney and not hired him as its a compulsory field. However due to a website glitch I received a notification that the review wasn't approved hence I am specifically re-writing all the details and Re-Posting to Publicly Display The Review, So The Future Customers Know the Anguish I Faced and also so Its Recorded As My Testimony of the Action Taken.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Padilla Law Group
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • O'Mara & Padilla
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Law Clerk
  • O'Mara & Padilla
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2015
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Pofahl v. Landstar Ligon
  • Jury verdict of $1,800,000
  • Creed v. Cluck Bros. (DBA El Pollo Loco)
  • Jury Verdict of $4,700,000 for Client

Associations

  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2005 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2005 - Present
  • North County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • North County Bar Association
  • Co-Chairman-Personal Injury Section
  • 2011 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Bar
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (28)
Endorse Jeffrey
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Other
"Jeff is a great lawyer that really cares about his clients. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for aggressive representation in a personal injury case."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is as good as they come! His expertise and tireless work ethic are surpassed only by the care and consideration that he devotes to each one of his cases. I would recommend Jeff without hesitation to anyone in need of his services!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked closely with Jeffrey. I am impressed with him, both professionally and personally. He is a good man and a wonderful lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an outstanding attorney. He is a thoughtful, caring, and passionate advocate. I have personally observed him honing his trial skills and he was impressive. I highly recommend Jeff."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Jeff Padilla. He truly goes the extra mile for his clients. I worked with Jeff at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer College in Wyoming. No law school can match the training Jeff received at Gerry Spence's program. Jeff is a true warrior and I highly recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading her answers on AVVO that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Padilla is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Padilla. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Padilla. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
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