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Derick Calmerin Villanueva

Derick Calmerin Villanueva

also known as Lieutenant (JG) Derick C. Villanueva, USNR

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Bankruptcy & Debt, Workers Compensation

About Me

Military Veteran

BA, Emory University Magna Cum Laude

JD, Syracuse University College of Law

MA, Syracuse Univeristy

Lieutenant (JG) US Navy Reserve

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Navy Good Conduct Medal

Military Veterans Law Member

North Fulton Bar Association

Gwinnett County Bar Association

Sandy Springs Bar Association

Cobb County Bar Association

Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group

Wounded Warrior Project Supporter



Languages Spoken: Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Car Accidents: 30%
    1 year
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    3 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 20%
    1 year
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    3 years



Contingent (25-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in legal community. Responses are clear and complete. Fabulous credentials. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of BK law.


    James Shields Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Derick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of D. Villanueva, LLC

Buckeye Tower 3300 Buckeye Road
Suite 335
Atlanta, GA, 30341



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200608/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Honor RollState Bar of Georgia2010
State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Project AwardState Bar of Georgia2007
Certificate of CommendationState Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of D. Villanueva, LLC2009 - Present
PrincipalThe Villanueva Law Firm, LLC2007 - 2009
AssociateThe Moss Law Firm, LLC2007 - 2007
N/ASouthstar Funding, LLC2005 - 2007
N/AAmerican Mortgage Exchange, Inc.2004 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
US Navy Reserve 6th Fleet Supply CorpsEnsign2011 - Present
Sandy Springs Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Military/Veterans Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
North Fulton Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys GroupN/A2009 - Present
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Syracuse University Alumni Association of AtlantaN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Georgia v. Warthen Case No. 2008SR-0536 State Court of Fayette County, State of Georgia.DUI dismissed as to Defendant
Department of Drivers Services v. Epes Docket No. OSAH-DDS-ALS-0933730-60License Suspension Reversed as to Defendant
Beverly Prettyman et al v. Cassie et al. Civil Action No. 08-A08227Child Custody Granted to Plaintiff

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Publication NameTitleDate
Global Affairs Institute Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Syacuse UniversityThe Effect of Poland's Bankruptcy Law Reforms in Phasing Out or Restructuring State-Owned Enterprises: Can Bankrupcy Law Reforms Facilitate an Efficient Market for Local Public Services2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse UniversityEconomicsMasters2003
Syracuse University College of LawLawJuris Doctor2003
Emory UniversityPolitical Science-EconomicsBA Magna Cum Laude2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group Monthly MeetingServicemembers Civil Relief Act and Its Effects on Bankruptcy2012