Carlos J. Padilla

Senior Associate Attorney

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Carlos J. Padilla is an Associate Attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP. Mr. Padilla began his legal career with Cuddy & McCarthy in May of 2018 before leaving to clerk for two years with the New Mexico Court of Appeals, in the chambers of the Honorable Jaqueline R. Medina. Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. Padilla returned to our Firm in September 2021. Mr. Padilla is experienced in a wide variety of practice areas including real property law, administrative law, public records law, personal injury, construction law and general civil litigation.

Mr. Padilla received a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2018. While in law school, Mr. Padilla clerked with several prominent Albuquerque law firms, as well as the United States’ Attorney’s office for the District of New Mexico. Prior to law school, Mr. Padilla received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from New Mexico State University.

Mr. Padilla is also an active member of the legal community in New Mexico and has been a member of the board of directors for the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association since 2018. As part of his service with the NMHBA, Mr. Padilla has presented and hosted continuing education seminars on wage theft and housing insecurity. Mr. Padilla is also active with the UNM School of Law and participates in panel discussions and supports the Economic Justice Clinic whenever he is needed.

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