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Joel R. Villasenor

Practice areas:

Business, Employment & Labor, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Litigation

Joel Villasenor

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About Me


Mr. Villaseñor has successfully represented a variety of clients, from Fortune 50 companies to individuals, in litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as regulatory agencies.  Mr. Villaseñor specializes in complex business and employment litigation, particularly in the areas of unfair business practices, harassment/discrimination, and wage and hour lawsuits.  He also handles litigation involving public utilities, including alleged unfair debt collection practices, power-burn damages, catastrophic personal injury, and eminent domain cases.


 


In addition to his work as an attorney, Mr. Villaseñor has been involved in a number of legal organizations.  From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Villaseñor served as District Representative (Southern California) at the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, and was named Star of the Quarter for his pro bono work coordinating the Disaster Legal Services program for victims of the 2007 wildfires in San Diego County.  From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Villaseñor served on the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) as District Representative for Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, and on CYLA’s Executive Committee.  In 2004, Mr. Villaseñor was selected to be one of the inaugural Scholars in the State Bar of California’s Access and Fairness Leadership Academy, a pilot program to provide leadership training to promising young attorneys.  Mr. Villaseñor has also served on the Board of Directors of the Ventura County Bar Association and the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association.  In 2010, Mr. Villaseñor served as the organizer for the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Moot Court program.


 


Mr. Villaseñor graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, where he was on the Dean’s List and an editor at The Harvard Crimson.  He subsequently attended the UCLA School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Responsibility and was on the Executive Board of the school’s Moot Court program.  Prior to forming Taketa | Villaseñor LLP, Mr. Villaseñor worked for the office of the Oxnard City Attorney, DreamWorks SKG, the Ventura County Superior Court, the Paris office of Coudert Brothers, and Sullivan Taketa LLP. 


 


Mr. Villaseñor is fluent in Spanish, French and Italian, and has lived and worked in several countries, including Mexico, France, and Switzerland.


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Languages Spoken: Spanish, French, English, Italian

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Litigation: 20%
  2. Telecommunications: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Employment & Labor: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact Info

Taketa | Villaseñor LLP

2629 Townsgate Road
Suite 250
Westlake Village, CA, 91361

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200302/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hispanic National Bar AssociationChair, Moot Court Program2009 - Present
California Young Lawyers AssociationSecond Vice President2007 - 2008
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionDistrict Representative, District 32, Southern California2007 - 2009
California Young Lawyers AssociationDistrict Representative, District 62006 - 2008
Ventura County BarristersPresident2005 - 2005
Ventura County Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2006
Mexican American Bar Association of Ventura CountySecretary2005 - 2006
Ventura County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2007
State Bar of California, Access & Fairness Leadership AcademyScholar2004 - 2005
Citations MagazineMember, Editorial Board2004 - 2008
Ventura County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
American Inns of Court, Jerome H. Berenson ChapterMember2003 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Harvard UniversityLiteratureAB, magna cum laudeN/A