Mr. Padilla has thirty-five plus years of litigation experience with an emphasis on construction litigation in both construction claims and defect litigation, as well as a transactional construction practice, negotiating and drafting construction agreements. Over the years Mr. Padilla has represented large general contracting firms based in the western United States, developers of residential communities, municipalities, subtractors in practically every construction discipline and owners of custom built homes. He also has a commercial litigation and general business practice in which he has represented manufacturers and distributors of equipment, peer group security services, property management firms, and commercial and office building owners, providing legal advice with respect to their day-to-day business activities. Mr. Padilla is conversant in Spanish, has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating - AV, and has been named to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2019. Most recently he was selected as a Recommended Lawyer for Real Estate - Construction in the 2018 edition of Legal 500 USA.