Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan Member Spotlight

Daniel V. Padilla

What legal practice area(s) do you primarily focus on?

Personal Injury.

Where did you attend law school, and when did you graduate?

Wayne State Law School – 1993.

What has been the biggest accomplishment/victory in your legal career?

Starting my own law firm and working with great people.

Describe the biggest challenge you’ve had to face in your legal career.

Like many other attorneys, I find the biggest challenge is balancing work life with family life. My family is my priority. Always.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger, I always wanted to join the military. I have a lot of respect for those who serve our Country.

What word would you use to describe yourself?


What is your favorite quote?

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees; under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

What’s a great book you read recently?

Atomic Habits by James Clear

What is the best piece of advice you have received?
Treat others as you would want to be treated.

If you could time travel, where would you go?

I think I would go back to the Renaissance period, which featured a lot of great inventions in science, art, philosophy, and culture. It seems like a very inspiring time to be alive.