Joseph Villanueva

Villanueva & Sanchala
700 White Plains Road
Suite 237
Scarsdale, NY 10583
800-893-9645
www.villanuevalaw.com


Practice Areas Employment Law Traffic / Speeding Violations Litigation Navigation Law & Boating Crimes Top Lawyers in New York, 2013Top Northeast Attorneys, 2011Top Lawyers, 2011AVVO Rating, 2011Superb rated logo Mr. Villanueva is a founding partner and lead trial attorney of Villanueva and Sanchala, PLLC. He received his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University.  From his first day in law school Mr. Villanueva knew he wanted to try cases. His passion for trial advocacy ultimately resulted in him being chosen as a member of Hofstra University's prestigious national trial team. As a law student, he worked through school assisting in criminal prosecutions for the Town of North Hempstead.  After receiving his Juris Doctor, Mr. Villanueva returned to his home in NYC and served as prosecutor. After a few years of prosecuting serious felonies and misdemeanors, he was recruited by a Fortune 50 company to serve as Senior Trial Counsel. In this capacity, he gained significant daily civil litigation experience and he quickly rose to try many multi-million dollar cases to verdict. He remained in that position for several years until fate had united with him with highly-regarded employment lawyer, Tejash V. Sanchala . The two men quickly realized the importance of merging their practices to form one of the Westchester County's highly sought after law firms.  Mr. Villanueva is admitted to practice law in front of the United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the New York State, and the United States Federal District Courts for the Southern District of New York.  EDUCATION J.D., Hofstra University School of Law National Institute for Trial Advocacy B.A., Stony Brook University JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE State of New York U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York United States Supreme Court PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS Westchester County Bar Association  Former Member, Board of Directors. Former Chair CLE Committee, New Lawyers Committee, Law Day Committee, Outreach Committee, and Diversity Committee. Bronxville Chamber of Commerce  Member Since: 2006-2011  General Counsel Eastchester Rotary Club  Member Since: 2004-2010  Former Events Chair New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  Member Washington Center Tri-State Alumni Advisory Board  Member, Board of Directors AWARDS Listed as 10.0/10.0 by Avvo.com for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012  Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones Fellow (For Humanitarian Services)  Lions Clubs International, Young Professional of the Year  Westchester County Bar Association, Emeritus Leadership Award  Named "Dynamic Executive of Westchester County" in 2010 by the Westchester Business Journal  Named Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the Northeast by Arrive Magazine.    Westchester County Bar Association, Awarded 2012 "Liberty Award" for outstanding service.