For more than 26 years, many have come to the law office of Padovano & Zillioux to find help with their North Carolina legal needs. The lawyers and staff of Padovano & Zillioux are available to help you with all types of criminal offences, Real Estate matters, and Bankruptcy. Put our experience to work for you. Put your trust in experienced attorneys who have successfully represented clients in central North Carolina since 1992. Your case affects your future and is too important to ignore. Criminal charges will not resolve themselves, and Real Estate is too important an investment to leave to the inexperienced.

Call us at (919) 359-9009, or stop by our office at 111 Barbour Street in downtown Clayton. You can also reach us on the web at We are here to help you with your legal affairs.

When it comes to Criminal Defense and Traffic law, look no further. We are among the most experienced firms covering Johnston County, with nearly 30 years in District and Superior Court. We are vastly experienced when it comes to license restoration -- a necessity when you live and work here in North Carolina. If you have been cited for any traffic offense in North Carolina, you may have questions such as:

    What will be the impact on your insurance?
    Will you lose your License, and if so, how can you have it restored?
    Unresolved past matters currently affecting your License?
    Or what is the impact of a North Carolina ticket for an out of state resident?

Because the penalties can be so severe, it is vital to retain proper legal counsel to guide you through the legal process and to explain all of your options to you. The experience of Robert K. Padovano really matters when you find yourself charged with felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions. Because we understand that a criminal conviction or a DWI charge can have devastating effects on your life and career, we will make every effort to keep you involved while pursuing the best avenues available in your defense. It is your case and you should be involved in the decision making process, relying on the bset expert advice we can impart to you.

For more information on how we can assist you with your criminal and traffic charges, or how we can help you restore your driver's license, call us immediately at (919) 359-9009 and ask for Robert Padovano. He can answer all of your questions concerning:

    All Major Felonies, including Murder, Armed Robbery, and Sexual Offenses
    Drug Trafficking
    Larceny & Embezzlement
    Domestic Violence
    All Classes of Misdemeanors
    Probation Violations
    Misdemeanor Appeals
    Driving While Impaired (DWI)
    All NC Traffic Violations
    Driver's License Restoration

For  all of your Real Estate and Bankruptcy needs, contact Kristen Zillioux, a 25+ year resident of Clayton, and extremely knowledgable about the Johnston County real estate market and community.


At Padovano & Zillioux, we take the time to listen to our clients to help guide them through the legal process. We work each case from every angle to put the law to work for our clients. We will let you know how each judicial result affects you and how best to proceed. Depending on your violation, we may be able to handle your case without you being present in court. In most cases we will let you know your cost up front with no surprises. That is our promise to you.

At Padovano & Zillioux, we frequently work with both in-state and out-of-state clients. For our clients' convenience, we accept payment over the phone with all major credit cards, including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Call (919) 359-9009 to schedule a Free Consultation, or stop by the office during regular business hours. We will make every effort to arrange an appointment that meets your schedule and your individual needs.

When it comes to Criminal and Traffic Defense, Real Estate, and Bankruptcy filing, call on the experience of Padovano & Zillioux. Let our experience work for you.

Contact Us

Padovano & Zillioux, PLLC


P. O. Box 1687

Clayton, NC 27528


111 Barbour Street

Clayton, NC 27520


Phone: 919-359-9009

Fax: 919-359-6009



Robert Padovano:

Kristen Zillioux:


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