Evan M. Padilla Esq.




+(215) 575-7627



Evan is an aggressive, results oriented attorney who has litigated a litany of high profile and high value cases over the course of his career. He has handled a wide variety of personal injury matters including construction accidents, injuries from defective products, medical malpractice, and premises liability claims. While the majority of his practice is dedicated to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he has worked with matters referred to him by attorneys throughout the country on difficult, time intensive cases that other firms have turned down and achieved successful results for his clients.

In his time practicing law, Evan has represented clients in several high profile, catastrophic matters that have garnered media attention. He represented a plaintiff in the In re: Market Street Building Collapse matter, which settled for a collective $227 million after a five month liability trial in what is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Pennsylvania history. Recently, along with firm co-founder Eric Zajac, he helped achieve a $2.26 million medical malpractice verdict against an incarcerated physician for the over prescription of opiate medication. Evan also recently represented a victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of doctor in the early 1960’s under the New York Child Victim’s Act.  The case resolved at a mediation in Boston, MA for $2.25 million and represents what is believed to be the largest individual recovery in a case brought under the Act.

Evan continues to represent clients and families who are the victims of negligence throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The law firm’s cases have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 6ABC, and NBC News. A testament to his reputation amongst his peers, he receives almost all of his cases through referrals from other attorneys. Some of his largest recoveries have been achieved on cases other firms turned down. The firm prides itself in its ability to thoroughly evaluate every case for every angle of recovery, leaving no stone unturned for an injured client or a grieving family.

“Evan is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree at Boston College. Evan is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, residing in Bryn Mawr with his wife, Calli, and two sons William and Henry. When not practicing law, he enjoys cooking, golfing, and taking trips with his family.”

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • District of New Jersey

Representative Matters

  • $2.26 million verdict in medical malpractice matter (co-counsel with Eric G. Zajac) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • $2.25 million settlement for childhood sexual abuse in Manhattan, New York under the New York Child Victim’s Act
  • $683,00 settlement for construction accident involving electric shock in Berks County, Pennsylvania where the client fell two (2) stories after his ladder contacted an uninsulated drop line
  • $600,000 settlement for construction accident in Morris County, New Jersey where the client’s leg was crushed when an overloaded drywall dolly overturned
  • $525,000 Dram Shop settlement in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania where client was overserved by liquor licensee at 10:00 in the morning, causing him to fall down the stairs and fracture his ankle
  • $500,000 settlement for a client in Berks County, Pennsylvania for a client who suffered a fractured hip in a motor vehicle accident
  • $400,000 settlement against ridesharing company in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania for client who suffered multiple fractures when a driver pulled out in front of his motorcycle
  • $750,000 settlement resolved at a mediation for an employee of a subcontractor of a national painting franchise who fell off of a broken ladder and fractured his pelvis.
  • $525,000 settlement for two highway construction workers who suffered back injuries after a drunk driver ran into their work truck, knocking them onto the highway.