Los Angeles – (June 12, 2014) – Cox Castle Nicholson (Cox Castle) today announced the hiring of Jose L. Padilla, Jr. as senior counsel in the firm’s Construction and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice areas. Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Padilla brings more than thirty years of litigation experience with an emphasis on the construction industry in both claims and defect litigation.
“Given the rapid expansion in real estate development, Jose’s leadership and personal network of connections will be instrumental in growing our litigation group, especially in construction‑related work,” said Ed Quigley, chair of Cox Castle's Litigation Team. “His appointment helps to position Cox Castle as the go-to real estate law firm for construction litigation in the Western U.S.”
Padilla has represented large general contracting firms, developers of residential communities, municipalities, subcontractors in many construction disciplines and owners of custom-built homes. He has also represented manufacturers and distributors of equipment, peer group security services, property management firms, and commercial and office building owners.
“I have been very impressed with Cox Castle’s team-oriented approach. Communication and cooperation between the firm’s attorneys within the various practice groups is key in the firm’s success in addressing our clients’ varied needs. This approach provides an ideal opportunity to strengthen the firm’s litigation group as a whole while further growing the construction practice,” said Padilla. “The end result will be better leverage of Cox Castle’s resources to better serve a wider variety of our clients needs while continuing to provide the highest quality representation.”
Padilla has been named to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2014, and has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating: AV Preeminent.
About Cox Castle Nicholson
Cox Castle Nicholson, one of the largest full-service law firms focused on real estate in the United States, provides superior, strategic legal services to developers, lenders, investors, joint ventures, landlords, tenants, high-net-worth individuals and others for their complex real estate, business and litigation challenges. Founded in 1968, the firm has more than 125 transactional and litigation attorneys in offices in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.coxcastle.com.