About Our Firm 

Experienced Legal Counsel & Personalized Service 

Every morning, attorney Santiago J. Padilla makes it his priority to personally review all of the pending cases that our firm is handling to ensure that he remains informed and involved with each of our clients' legal matters and how they might impact their lives and unique legal goals.

Prior to founding the Law Offices of Santiago J. Padilla, P.A., Mr. Padilla worked as a lawyer with the largest law firms in the world for a decade. In addition to his big firm experience, attorney Padilla leverages the weight of over 30 years of experience to assist clients with a wide range of legal matters in the areas of employment disputes, employment-based immigration, investor visas, business and real estate acquisitions, and commercial litigation. 

Our firm’s philosophy is to offer the same quality of legal services that are provided at major law firms to individuals with a variety of legal needs, as well as small and mid-sized business clients. However, we offer stellar legal representation at more cost-effective rates and strive to connect with our clients on a personal level so we can deliver the high-quality and compassionate service they deserve.

Reliable Legal Representation

Mr. Padilla started his illustrious law career in 1990 with one of the largest law firms in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time, Mr. Padilla’s practice focused on labor and employment matters involving litigation in the state and federal courts.

Mr. Padilla is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Land Title Association, and Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, which provides title insurance policies through Old Republic National Title Insurance Co.

In addition to extensive experience in commercial transactions, Mr. Padilla has also represented several major U.S. and foreign companies in cross-border and domestic transactions, including business acquisitions, government privatizations, joint ventures, and commercial financing transactions. 

Bars & Courts

  • Georgia Bar Association, admitted 1990
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, admitted 1990
  • The Florida Bar, admitted 1994.
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, admitted 1999


  • Ohio State University, Juris Doctor, 1990
  • Member, Ohio State University Journal on Dispute Resolution
  • University of Toledo, Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance), 1987

Insightful Counsel for Clients with a Variety of Legal Needs

Over the past decades, our law firm has litigated hundreds of cases in the state and federal courts. We have also acted as closing and escrow agent for hundreds  of residential and commercial real estate transactions and business acquisitions in Miami, and South Florida, including employment disputes and breach of contract cases.

Our legal team draws from our founder’s vast experience to help guide clients down the right path that will protect their best interests in complex commercial litigation matters and sophisticated commercial transactions. 

  • “Honest, trustworthy, sincere & professional.”

    - Anita P.

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    Hundreds of Immigration Matters Resolved

    We have handled hundreds of immigration matters, including employment-based visas, investor visas, and permanent residency applications. Our firm has a stellar track record of success, and we are prepared to put our considerable skill and experience to work for you.

    If you would like to discuss your legal concerns with a knowledgeable attorney, then please give us a call at (305) 824-2400 to schedule your free case consultation today.


    Our Values

    • Sophisticated Legal Service in Employment Law, Immigration Law, Business / Real Estate Acquisitions & Commercial Litigation
    • Dedicated One on One Personalized Service
    • Over 30 Years of Legal Experience
    • Free Consultations Available