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John Padilla

Founding Attorney

John Padilla is an experienced attorney and partner at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC. His practice focuses mainly on issues of workers’ compensation, as well as personal injury cases. John graduated from Emory University in 1987, and attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1987-1990.

After obtaining his law degree, John practiced law with an insurance defense law firm in Durham, North Carolina and a large personal injury firm in Greenville, North Carolina. John returned to practice law in his hometown of Durham in 1998. John is a current member of the Durham County Bar Association.


  • Emory University, B.A. - 1987
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor - 1990


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Sixteenth Judicial District
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)

  • “I came to Hyland and Padilla after an automobile accident. Mr. Padilla worked very hard on my case. His primary concern is for the well being of his clients. He was caring, professional, honest and patient. His staff was always helpful and pleasant as well” - Toni B.
  • “Very happy and great full with the results. Thank you for helping the Hispanic community very happy with the results blessings. Andrea and Stefani did A great job.” - Jazmin A.
  • “Mr Padilla is extremely helpful with your personal injury. His staff is great. I wouldn't go anywhere else. I have worked with Mr Padilla several times over the years. He is a wonderful caring attorney. He will go all out to make his client happy.” - Carolyn H.

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