Attorney & Staff Profiles

Lizanne Padula – Principal

Lizanne was born and raised in South Florida.  After High School she attended college in Denver Colorado where she majored in Psychology.  After college, Lizanne moved to Kentucky for a short time before attending Law School at the University of Cincinnati.  Always passionate about criminal law and litigation, she was elected Chief Justice of the University’s Student Court.  She was also selected as a Research Assistant to Christo Lassiter, her Criminal Law Professor.  Shortly before graduation, she was accepted as an intern to the Ohio Supreme Court.  Learn more







Anika Stewart- Legal Assistant

Anika grew up in Edmonds Washington and graduated from King’s High School .  Anika then went on to Edmonds Community College and graduated, with honors, in 2006 with an Associate of Technical Arts in Paralegal Studies.

She went on to work for a small practice in Lynnwood, Washington for two years, gaining experience in Personal Injury, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Business, and Immigration.

Anika came to work at Padula & Associates in May of 2008 as a legal assistant, and book-keeper.

On the weekends Anika can be found enjoying the outdoors with her husband, friends and family.