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Michael Dario Padilla

Michael Dario Padilla

  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • California
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Mr. Padilla is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law in 1975. He initially practiced law with the San Diego firm of Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, specializing in Civil Litigation. From 1984 until 1999, he was a Plaintiff’s personal injury specialist and a partner with Thorsnes, Bartolotta, McGuire & Padilla. From 1999 to 2018 he was in partnership with Scott O'Mara. In 2018 he and his son Jeffrey partnered to form The Padilla Law Group LLP. He has been plaintiff's trial counsel in numerous significant tort cases involving automobiles, construction accidents, product liability, mass tort, railroad and maritime actions resulting in wrongful death and/or major personal injuries. In 1996 and 2010 his trial lawyer peers awarded him an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award for his achievement in the Olsen v Regents and Creed v El Pollo Loco cases. The Olson jury verdict was for $63,000,000 for 2 y.o. who was blinded and triplegic when a brain abcess was not timely addressed. In Creed he secured a $4,718,000 verdict for 36 y.o. construction foreman who fractured his hip in a motor vehicle accident. Over $4,000,000 of the verdict was for non-economic damages. In 2012 he obtained a $2,098,000 verdict in the Imperial Valley for a 59 year old who suffered a herniated L5-S1 disc. $1,280,000 of this verdict was for non-economic damages. In 2018 he secured a $1,700,000 jury verdict for an injured seaman in a Maritime case.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Area
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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San Diego State Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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Univ of San Diego School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 67060
- Current
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Personal Biography
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Padilla Law Group LLP
320 Encinitas Blvd. Ste A
Encinitas, CA 92024
Telephone: (760) 536-4415
Fax: (858) 720-9797
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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