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Joseph P. Villanueva

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Scarsdale, NY

5.0   379 reviews
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    70%
    We have successfully defended thousands of tickets and consistently saved our clients money, points, and increases on their insurance. Call us today at 800-893-9645.

  2. Transportation
    30%
    We understand that your job and family depend on our results. Don't take any chances. Call us at 800-893-9645. Trust your CDL to the firm that concentrates on fights tickets, HUT violations, logbook misdemeanors, and highway use tax violations.

JOIN THE THOUSANDS OF DRIVERS THAT HAVE SAVED MONEY, POINTS, AND INSURANCE. 5 STAR RATED. 10.0/10.0.

Mr. Villanueva is a former prosecutor and he has successfully defended thousands of traffic tickets. He can help you save money, time, and points on your license. Call him now at  and ask for your free confidential consultation.

He 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.

Mr. Villanueva has served as:

·         Member of the Board of Directors, Westchester County Bar Association.

·         Member of the Paralegal Advisory Board, Berkeley College in White Plains.

·         Member of the Paralegal Advisory Board, Rockland County Community College.

·         Den Leader for Cub Scouts

·         General Counsel to the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce.

·         Member of Rotary Club International.

·         Member of Lions Club International.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...

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Location

Villanueva Law Firm
By Appointment Only
8355 Brewerton Road
Cicero, NY, 13039
By Appointment Only
90 State Street, Suite 700
Albany, NY, 12207
By Appointment Only (via Thomas Russo, Esq.):
801 South Broadway
Hicksville, NY, 11801
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Reviews

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  379 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Gina | December 11, 2009
Best of the Best
Joe handled my family's 3 year personal injury litigation. He pushed the case to trial and fought for us with compassion and tenacity the entire way. We received a large settlement that exceeded our expectations. We have no doubt that is a direct result of his hard work and legal acumen. We consider Joe to be our family lawyer. We call upon him for everything from a real estate closing to our family's corporate work. He is simply the best. We highly recommend him.
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Posted by JD | December 15, 2009
Thank you, You saved my life.
I was wrongly accused of committing a heinous crime. Mr. Villanueva saved my life and had the charges dismissed. I feared that I would spend the rest of my life in jail. Thanks to him, I will live to see my kids graduate school and someday get married. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Posted by Thomas | January 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
Joe and his team did an excellent job in all respects. Joe is responsive, thorough and practical. My matter progressed as he predicted. I was in good hands and highly recommend him.
Posted by Robert | December 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Violations
I am admittedly a repeat offender and my go to guy is Mr. Villanueva, he has the patience and professionalism necessary to resolve even the most complex legal matters, in fact I was facing 6 points and possible suspension, and he got off with a small fine and no points. Outstanding!
Posted by Dean | October 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work by the team
The team helped me with a traffic violation on the taconic. They explained the process clearly, had a reasonable and easy to understand billing structure and kept me informed of my progress along the way. They were able to successfully get me a reduction to a parking ticket and 0 points given my clean driving history. I would happily recommend and (hopefully not!!) use again!
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific to work with!
I had a great experience with Joe. Seamless and effective. One call and he took care of the rest. Highly recommend him for speeding violations in the Rye area.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome service, great communications, outstanding results
Joe was able to take a major speeding ticket in a construction zone and get it reduced to a parking violation with zero points. I was amazed and very thankful for the work he put in on this for me.
Posted by Myrna | September 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Court
Mr. Villanueva resolved my son's 6 point speeding violation which was reduced to a no point parking violation!!! This result was far better than anything we expected!! He is communicative, professional and he responded to all of my inquiries expeditiously.
Posted by Iftikhar | August 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service, very posisitve outcome
I recently hired Joseph Villanueva's law firm to represent me for a traffic ticket case. Joe and his team were excellent from beginning to end. They explained the case, my options, the process steps and fees etc. in an easy understandable manner. Subsequently, they informed me of the progress on an on-going basis in a prompt way. Joe was always detailed, polite and mindful of my needs and situation. In the end, the case was decided in my favor in the best possible way. Thank you very much Joe for your and your team's excellent, client friendly and thoughtful service. I'll recommend your service to anyone who is looking for a top-notch legal counsel in New York.
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Posted by Christopher | July 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket resolved
I gotta traffic ticket for use of electrical device will operating a motor vehicle, and on the verge of a suspended license, i was worried . So started my looking up traffic lawyer which resulted in me contacting mr Villanueva the attorney that represented me and glad I did, he went to court fought on my behalf and got my ticket reduced to a parking violation with no points added. I’m so happy i chose this attorney to represent me and will recommend him to anyone looking to resolve a traffic ticket
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Posted by PB | June 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Joseph and Barbara were fantastic! Despite my infraction being in NY state while I'm based in Canada, they skillfully resolved it without demerit points. Barbara's responsiveness and attention to detail made the process even more satisfying. Highly recommended!
Posted by Rachel | June 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific attorney
Mr. Villanueva was responsive, flexible, intelligent and achieved results, all for a reasonable cost. I am an attorney myself --and would not hesitate to recommend him for his service.
Posted by Brandon | May 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
My experience with Joseph Villanueva surrounding a traffic ticket was excellent. He completely took over the moment he was hired, and thoroughly and realistically explained the potential outcomes, and what he'd be doing. In the end, he was able to deliver basically the best case scenario. Would recommend, and will use again!
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Honestly seamless interaction and Mr Villanueva knows his stuf!
I found his firm through Google, and honestly a super simple process. I left a message, and he was the first firm to ask the right questions revealing their experience in such matters. I would highly recommend them to anyone that asks for similar issues.
Posted by lauren | May 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Easy Process -
Received a speeding ticket for Corltlant Court System. Was told by more than one attorney that I’d receive a minimum of 2pts even if I fought the ticket. Hired Atty Villanueva because he seemed straightforward and his prices were good. He basically gathers all your info and does everything for you. By the time I even got back around to saying maybe I should check on the ticket, they were writing me an email telling me exactly what happened, I got 0 pts and a 213 dollar fine. I was charged as going 87 in a 65, so it looks like either the judge was having a good day or he likes Atty Villanueva. Either was it was easy and I’m super happy to have no points.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2023
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Client
I hired Joseph after I received a cell phone violation while driving. He explained the process to me. I felt very confident that he could resolve my case without points. His office stayed in contact while the case was waiting to be heard. I got an email that the case was resolved and settled with 0 points and a fine.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and effective
Joe helped me with a speeding ticket in Duchess county - he was very clear in his communciation about the process, set realistic expectations, and delivered a great and quick result.
Posted by Zayas Transport | April 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Efficiency at its finest!
Joseph got back to me right away after I left a voice message. As soon as I told him what the ticket was for he automatically knew the details and how to resolve. He took my email and sent all the info I needed to retain him. I was updated along the way. Highly highly recommend!
Posted by John | April 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Resolve traffic citation
Joseph did an excellent job communicating what was to be expected. He was able to deliver as promised.
Posted by John | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
Joseph was very helpful getting my case settled, I found them very easy to deal with, efficient, and a perfect outcome for me. I've already give his # out to some people.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • In House Counsel to a Fortune 100 Company
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney At Law
  • City of New York
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • 2000
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People of the State of NY v Confidential
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Chair, Law Day Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Chair, Outreach Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Westchester Bar Association
  • Nominating Committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Chair, New Lawyers' Section
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Berkeley College of White Plains
  • Board of Directors, Paralegal Advisory Board
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Rockland County Community College
  • Board of Directors, Paralegal Advisory Board
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Chair, CLE Committee
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Chair, Diversity Committee
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Melvin Jones Fellow
  • Lions Club International
  • 2005
  • Leadership Award (Emeritus)
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Leadership Award (Emeritus)
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • DWI Seminar
  • What to do if you are charged with DWI
  • 2009
  • DWI Seminar
  • What to do if you are charged with DWI
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (27)
Endorse Joseph
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Villanueva is an incredibly well respected and trusted attorney who achieves tremendous results for his clients charged with speeding, traffic and transportation crimes and violations in New York. He has earned the respect of fellow attorneys within the defense bar, prosecutors and judges for his zealous and effective representation of his clients. I fully endorse him without hesitation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is an excellent lawyer who gets top notch results for his clients. I refer many clients with issues outside my practice area to Joey V."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"Joseph is a thoughtful and drivento fight for his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very good lawyer. Diligent and will always go above and beyond to do the best for his clients. Extremely knowledgeable about the law and the Courts he practices in."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a sharp focus on traffic ticket law, and is well-known for being a top attorney in that practice area. There is no question that I would call him in NYC for any and all traffic / legal problems I might have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph Villanueva. He is a hard working, intelligent, and skilled NY attorney who fights hard to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. A dedicated professional who is widely respected within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Villanueva is a top criminal defense lawyer handling cases in Westchester County and its environs. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Joseph Villanueva. He is a highly skilled attorney who has worked hard to provide the best possible legal representation to each and every client to obtain the best possible outcome. He has earned respect from his clients and peers in the legal industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Joseph Villanueva. Hard working, skilled, and dedicated to his clients. A respected member within the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer has my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Villanueva has earned the reputation as the dynamic defender of citizens' rights in the Scarsdale, N.Y. area. He has earned the respect of colleagues, courts and clients. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities in the fields of criminal defense and traffic ticket defense. I recommend him highly."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph Villanueva is an experienced and highly qualified attorney. I know him through Social Media Networking. He is professional, dedicated, and very informative about traffic laws and violation defense statewide in New York. He educates the public frequently in articles and posts about the laws in specific jurisdictions, and provides tips on traffic safety. He is a peer, and friend, and always professional in communications."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Viilanueva has gained a national reputation for excellence as a New York traffic offense attorney. I know that many attorneys practicing outside of New York feel extremely comfortable referring their top clients to Mr. Viilanueva, knowing that he will represent them zealously and with respect."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Joseph, and rely on his expertise. He is inteligent, fair, responsive and helpful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Other
"Joseph is a highly knowledgeable lawyer who is passionate about defending the rights of his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Villanueva is extremely knowledgeable of Speeding and Traffic Ticket Law. I have every confidence referring a matter to Mr. Villanueva. I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Scarsdale Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer Joseph P. Villanueva
Joseph P. Villanueva
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Scarsdale, NY
Licensed for 25 years
Virtual consultation available