The Honorable Jose Padilla

Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Department MP 1 / MP 2


The Hon. Jose Padilla is a judge for the Civil Court of the City of New York in New York County. Padilla was elected to the bench in 1995 and re-elected in 2004 and 2014.

He briefly served as an Acting Justice for the Bronx County Supreme Court in 2000, a position to which he was designated by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman.

Prior to his judicial election, Padilla served as a principal appellate court attorney for the New York State Unified Court System from 1984 to 1994.

He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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