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Mauricio Padilla

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 high-profile cases. His practice 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 is currently representing Jorge Masvidal in the Colby Covington case and Dedrick Williams in the murder case of entertainer XXXTentacion. The list of complex media cases that Mr. Padilla has been involved in during his career can be further viewed under the "high profile" section of this website.

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.

Mr. Padilla is a lifelong student of martial arts and through his training has been able to train with, corner, and represent some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. He serves as personal counsel to Jorge Masvidal, Bellator champion Johnny Eblen, Bellator knock artist Valerie Loureda.

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. He currently works with Carlos Alvarez and the Blind Warriors Foundation which teaches jujitsu to the blind. For Mr. Padilla it's never been about the money, it's about justice and the belief that every person, whether defendant or injured plaintiff, deserves a zealous advocate dedicated to fighting for them.

In the cage or in the courtroom, always have a fighter in your corner.

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  • Florida
  • Puerto Rico

Representative Clients

  • Represented Derick Medina in what the media referred to as
  • Represented Sigfredo Garcia in the
  • Currently representing Jorge Masvidal in the Colby Covington case and Dedrick Williams in the murder case of entertainer XXXTentacion

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney