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J. Mitchell Padilla

J. Mitchell Padilla

  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • Arizona, New Mexico
Claimed Lawyer Profile

I grew up in Southern California and graduated from Cantwell High School in Montebello. After graduation, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went to boot camp in San Diego. During my time in the Navy, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree from Chapman University in Orange, California. I was honorably discharged in 1981 after six years of active duty.

I then worked for Pacific Telephone (later to become Pacific Bell, SBC and finally AT&T) in various managerial capacities. During that time, I earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of San Diego and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

After leaving AT&T in 2006, I began a career as an attorney with the Office of the Attorney General in Arizona. Through my years with the Office of the Attorney General, I litigated numerous dependency and child support cases in the following counties: Yuma, La Paz, Mohave, Coconino, Navajo, Apache, and Yavapai. My responsibilities also included managing up to eight offices with 11 attorneys and 22 staff personnel over this large geographic area.

On May 21, 2018, I resigned my position as Unit Chief Counsel for Child Support Services in Northern Arizona. I have now opened my own law office in Prescott Valley. My practice is focused on providing you with the best legal defense in DUIs and other Criminal matters, along with Wills, Trusts, Dependency Law, Child Support, and QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders).

Please feel free to call me to discuss your legal needs.

University of San Diego
MBA (1984) | Business
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Professional Experience
Unit Chief Counsel
Arizona Office of the Attorney General
Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona  # 022967
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State Bar of New Mexico  # 12492
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Mexico
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  • Free Consultation
    I normally charge a $100 consultation fee, but that fee is waived if you retain my services.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I only offer flat-fee legal services, I do not charge an hourly fee.
Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Areas
  • QDROs - Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • QDROs - Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for Child Support Arrears
  • Dependency Law - 3rd Party Intervenors
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Law Office of J. Mitchell Padilla, PLLC
102 E. Union St.
Prescott, AZ 86303
Telephone: (928) 212-1421
Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed