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James Steven Villamar

Workers compensation Attorney at Astoria, NY

4.4   7 reviews

also known as James S. Villamar

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

James is a founding partner in the law firm where he specializes in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Law. James earned his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and earned his bachelor’s degree at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in both instances graduating Magna Cum Laude. James is an active member of the Queens County Bar Association, Latino Lawyers of Queens County Association and Injured Workers' Bar Association.


James is a lawyer who speaks workers’ compensation in plain language – fluently in English and Spanish to note – which he combines with fierce negotiating skills and a track record of getting some of the best settlements for his clients. He is smart, fast, efficient, hardworking and nice. With over 10 years of extensive workers’ compensation experience, James provides extremely valuable skills and a load of gentlemanly charm.


With a particular passion for talking, James is often the one to communicate with the insurance companies and he doesn’t stop until they agree to his terms.


James has always believed that a happy client is an informed client. He continues to stick to this motto and clients consistently rave about the care and attention he brings to every case. One thing his clients do not do is badmouth his New York Knicks. Seemingly on his spare time, James is an avid basketball enthusiast.


Villamar & Mewafy, PLLC
31-09 Newtown Avenue
Suite 409
Astoria, NY, 11102

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4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderfully thorough and realistic
I met with James to discuss a work related accident and was so impressed on how he took his time on discussing all areas of the incident. He went though the pros and cons and gave me an honest look at what I could expect. Prior to seeing him I saw another attorney who took no time to discuss my case and just told me he would discuss it once I signed the retainer. This was not the case with James. James was approachable and I really feel like he will do his best for me in my situation. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone.
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Posted by Andrea | October 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
James Villamar represented me in a workers' compensation claim. His efforts resulted in the best outcome possible for which I am grateful. He explained everything to me clearly and handled my case in a timely manner. I urge you to seek out his services so you too may be taken care of by the best!
Posted by Franciso | June 30, 2015
On the ball
Thank you Mr. Villamar for your strong advocacy at every hearing. I feel confident that I got every dollar that I was entitled to. I have referred your services to my cousin and my buddy, and I am sure they will receive the same extraordinary care that I did.
Posted by Rosa | February 1, 2015
Best Lawyer in Rego Park and Forest Hills
I was recommended to Mr. Villamar by one of his prior clients. After the initial consultation with Mr. Villamar, I felt confident that I came to the right firm. Mr. Villamar is very dedicated to his clients and very knowledgable. Mr. Villamar treated me like a friend and his staff was very helpful. He aggressively negotiated my settlement until I was completely satisfied. I have recommended my friends to his office and they are also very pleased. Thank you James!
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Posted by Lissette | January 25, 2015
Satisfied Client
I can't say how thankful I am and how much I appreciate how you and your staff handled my workers' compensation case. I found your firm to be well organized and dedicated to my personal hardship. I will surely retain your office in any future legal matter. Thank you James!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2015
Exceeded my expectations - Best for Workers' Compensation
I just want to thank you and the team for all your hard work and efforts. The job you all do makes things so much easier for people like me who need help after being injured at work. I know any client of yours will not be disappointed and they'll receive the best professional representation in the state.
Posted by Natalia | April 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Mal servicio
Esta gente son de los peor , despues de q te colovan a ti a buscar Toda la documentation de tus records medicos y demas ellos salen conrando $7.000 por nada por q Todo longace el cliente botan paralegals cada rato. , les aconsejo no usen sus servicios
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-15%


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Villamar & Mewafy, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013


  • Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Punjabi
  • Greek
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (6)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Villamar is a passionate and tireless advocate for his clients. His skills, integrity, and dedication to representing injured workers undoubtedly makes him a distinct lawyer in the legal community and a valuable asset to the New York state Bar."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Villamar comes highly knowledgeable in this field, and works zealously to obtain optimal results for his clients. It is with great confidence to endorse this attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent personality and personal approach to his clients. Delivers results."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred few clients to Mr. Vilamar. The clients were very pleased with the service, availability and knowledge that he possess. I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Friend
"James is focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has excellent knowledge of the law and believes in meticulous preparation of his cases, which is pretty obvious when you see or hear about him at the workers’ compensation board. James is a great guy with excellent character who is dedicated to helping people. I highly recommend him."
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Astoria Workers compensation Lawyer James Steven Villamar
James Steven Villamar
Workers compensation Attorney
Astoria, NY
Licensed for 10 years
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