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Derick C. Villanueva is a solo-practice attorney and offers knowledgeable, experienced and aggressive legal counsel to individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in car accidents, motorycycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents and dangerous premises. Mr. Villanueva also practices in bankruptcy, real estate and general civil matters. Mr. Villanueva has worked hard to obtain favorable outcomes and results for his clients.  Mr. Villanueva received his bachelor of arts Magna Cum Laude from Emory Universtiy, law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and Masters from Syracuse University. Mr. Villanueva has earned the Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award, acceptance in The National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent and achieved an Excellent Rating in Avvo. In addition to being a lawyer,  Mr. Villanueva is an active duty reserve officer in the United States Navy and has volunteered for various deployments overseas. Mr. Villanueva is also a qualified expert pistol shooter and a marksman rifle shooter for the US Navy. Mr. Villanueva is a member of the Military/Veterans Section and the Tort and Insurance Law Section of the Georgia Bar. As a second generation military veteran, Mr. Villanueva volunteers his time supporting veterans rights groups and the Wounded Warrior Project.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 30%
    2 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    4 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
    4 years



Contingent (25-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John M Martello

    I have always known Derick to be hard working, knowledgeable, eager, and always well-prepared. He is an excellent advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse Derick.


    John Martello Car accident Attorney
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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Villanueva. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of D. Villanueva, LLC

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


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
SelectionThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent2014
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
State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionGeorgia State Bar2014 - Present
US Navy ReserveLieutenant2011 - 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
Johnson v. Kadam et al. Gwinnett County State CourtJudgement Granted to Plaintiff for Damages
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Publication nameTitleDate
Autoinsurance.ORGDoes Bankruptcy Cover Your Debt From Being Sued By An Insurance Company?2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
US Navy Supply Corps SchoolSupply LogisticsN/A2015
Syracuse UniversityEconomicsMasters2003
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Emory UniversityPolitical Science-EconomicsOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Group Monthly MeetingServicemembers Civil Relief Act and Its Effects on Bankruptcy2012