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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