Cody Padgett, Senior Counsel
1875 Century Park East, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
P: 310.712.8029 | F: 310.943.0396
Cody Padgett is a senior counsel with Capstone Law. Cody prosecutes automotive defect and other consumer class action lawsuits during all stages of litigation. His work has been integral to achieving contested class certification in several automotive defect cases, including Falco v. Nissan N. Am. Inc., No. 13-00686 (C.D. Cal.) (certifying a class of owners/lessees of Nissan vehicles), Salas v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., No. 15-08629 (C.D. Cal.) (certifying a class of owners/lessees of Toyota vehicles), and Victorino v. FCA US, LLC, No. 16-01617 (S.D. Cal.) (certifying a class of owners/lessees of Dodge Dart vehicles). Cody’s efforts have also contributed to major settlements of automotive defect and consumer cases, providing substantial monetary relief to millions of class members, valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. See, e.g., Weckwerth v. Nissan North America, Inc., No. 18-00588 (M.D. Tenn.) (providing a $407 to $547 million-dollar benefit to a class of nearly 3 million consumers).
Prior to joining Capstone Law, Cody assisted with the defense of major felony cases at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office. During law school, Cody served as a judicial extern to the Honorable C. Leroy Hansen, United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. He graduated from California Western School of Law in the top 10% of his class and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, where he graduated cum laude.
Cody is admitted to practice in California, before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and before United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.