Paul S. Padda

Las Vegas Trial Attorney

Former federal prosecutor, respected lawyer committed to delivering results.

padda headshot-thumb-252x336-66702-thumb-252x336-66703Paul Padda, a first-generation American, was born in Ithaca, New York. His parents emigrated from India in the 1960s. After Paul Padda’s father earned his doctorate degree in genetics from Cornell University, his family relocated to the island of St. Croix, which is part of the United States Virgin Islands. His father took a position as a Professor and later became Vice-President of the University of the Virgin Islands. Mr. Padda’s mother, an educator with a Master’s degree in early childhood education, taught kindergarten and retired as an education specialist. At a young age, Paul Padda’s parents instilled in him the importance of working hard and treating people with respect. Being raised in a multicultural environment and having a diversity of friends fostered an appreciation in Mr. Padda that all people, regardless of their background, are basically the same and share the common desire to be treated with dignity. Recognition of these important principles has guided Mr. Padda’s legal career as both a civil litigator and former federal prosecutor.

Following law school and a clerkship in the Virgin Islands, Mr. Padda began his career in 1994 with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. litigating complex civil cases in both federal trial and appellate courts. He later was selected to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) where he handled a wide array of civil matters in federal court on behalf of the United States of America. In 2004, Mr. Padda moved to Las Vegas to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney where he litigated both civil and criminal cases.

Following 16 years of significant legal experience involving high stakes litigation, Mr. Padda decided to form a law firm with his friend Ruth Cohen (now Of Counsel at Paul Padda Law) that would assist individuals and businesses in vindicating their legal rights. Given his own life experiences and having witnessed injustices first hand, Mr. Padda decided to join with the highly respected Ruth Cohen and dedicate his legal talents toward helping others. Believing that every person has an obligation to give back to society and make a difference in one’s community, Mr. Padda also serves as a legal adviser to Southern Nevada Children First, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless youth.

With substantial research, writing and litigation experience in both trial and appellate courts, Mr. Padda complements Ruth Cohen’s aggressive courtroom skills by offering clients first-rate advocacy. Sharing Ruth Cohen’s vision, Mr. Padda is firmly committed to ensuring aggressive representation for each client of Paul Padda Law, PLLC.

If It Happens in Vegas … Better Call Paul!

To schedule a case evaluation with attorney Paul Padda, contact us today. Call (702) 366-1888. Paul Padda will meet with you personally and discover what he can do to help you.


  • London School of Economics, (LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law)
  • University of Illinois, College of Law, (Juris Doctorate)
  • Oxford University, (M.St. in Social Anthropology)
  • University of Chicago, (B.A. in Political Science)


  • Nevada Justice Association
  • Nevada Clark County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association


  • Nevada
  • California
  • Illinois