Pamela A. Padilla joined the firm in 2011 with an impressive background and remarkable trial skills. Mrs. Padilla spent years defending the interests of insurance companies and physicians in medical malpractice cases prior to turning her focus to the helping the injured. Her insight into how insurance companies evaluate and defend lawsuits along her dedication and tenacity makes her a fierce advocate. Mrs. Padilla joined the firm so that she could turn her focus to representing injured individuals and their families in cases of wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and general personal injury actions. She is dedicated to providing her clients with compassionate, informative and quality representation.
Mrs. Padilla obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies in 1993, with honors, from the University of Central Florida. Before receiving her law degree, Mrs. Padilla worked as a paralegal for ten years which provided her with a head start to her practice. She obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree in 2003 from Barry University School of Law. During law school, Mrs. Padilla received a Certificate in International Legal Studies from Tulane University after studying international law in Paris, France. Impressively, Mrs. Padilla was selected in her first year to receive the award for Best Oralist by Judges from Orange and Seminole County. During her second year, she was selected to be on the Barry University Trial Team where she went on to be a very active member as well as a director of the team. Mrs. Padilla participated in numerous Mock Trial competitions during her two and a half year tenure on the Trial Team including competitions hosted by The Florida Bar, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. After graduating, Mrs. Padilla returned, after invitation, to help coach the school’s trial team. Additionally, she was an active member and director of her law school’s Moot Court Team. She participated in several moot court competitions. By competing on the trial team and the moot court team, Mrs. Padilla developed keen advocacy skills early in her career. She also served her law school as an Honor Court Justice, a great honor. Lastly, she was an active member of the student Women Lawyers Association.
Mrs. Padilla is fluent in Spanish and is a member of The Florida Bar, the U.S. Middle District of Florida and the Florida Justice Association.