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Mauricio Padilla, ESQ

Attorney Mauricio Padilla

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Practice Areas

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Family Law


Mauricio Padilla is a criminal and civil trial attorney who has spent the last two decades battling for his clients in some of the nation's most notable cases. His practice mainly focuses on state and federal criminal defense. His civil practice involves catastrophic injury, wrongful death, negligent security/premises liability claims as well as medical malpractice cases. He represented Derick Medina in what the media referred to as "The Facebook Murder", he represented Sigfredo Garcia in the "Dan Markel murder" in Tallahassee Florida. He recently represented Dedrick Williams in the murder case of entertainer XXXTentacion.

Mr. Padilla started his career working for Dade County Legal Aid helping those that could not afford private counsel. After two years he was hired by a boutique Coral Gables Law firm that specializes in wrongful death and medical malpractice. At that firm, he handled a variety of catastrophic injury cases including aircraft disaster cases, and litigated a medical malpractice case that resulted in a jury verdict of more than 6 million dollars. Throughout his career, Mr. Padilla has represented injured clients who have been awarded more than 30 million dollars in jury verdicts, and or arbitration awards.

Early in his career, Mr. Padilla had the life-changing experience of being part of the first Emmaus Medical Mission that was founded by Dr. Landy Silva and traveled 11 times to Guatemala to help doctors and nurses bring medical relief to impoverished areas of Guatemala. Mr. Padilla is vice president of Blind Warriors Inc. a nonprofit he helped create along with blind jiujitsu black belt Carlos Alvarez. The mission of this nonprofit is to teach jujitsu to the visually impaired.

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  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico