Jeff is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and New York Law School (New York, NY).
After graduating from law school, Jeff spent a decade working for a major insurance company and prestigious small and mid-size firms. During that time, Jeff successfully litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in various state, federal and appellate courts. In addition, Jeff represented individuals and small businesses in alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration) forums and in non-adversarial matters.
In 2004, Jeff founded Padilla and Associates, PLLC, in order to offer individuals and small businesses a uniquely friendly law firm to turn to when facing legal issues. Since forming the firm, Jeff and his team have achieved numerous victories for his clients in the fields of personal injury, business disputes and business negotiations.
Jeff is an active member of various legal and professional organizations, including:
- New York Bar,
- Florida Bar,
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York,
- Queens County Bar Association,
- American Association for Justice,
- New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and
- North American Brain Injury Society.
Outside the office, Jeff enjoys martial arts, boxing, scuba diving, golf and travel.