Joseph P. VillanuevaLead Trial Attorney
Phone: (800) 893-9645
Fax: (914) 873-4827
700 White Plains Rd #237
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Mr. Villanueva 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.
J.D., Hofstra University School of Law
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
B.A., Stony Brook University
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States Supreme Court
Westchester County Bar Association
Former Member, Board of Directors. Former Chair CLE Committee, New Lawyers Committee, Law Day Committee, Outreach Committee, and Diversity Committee.
Bronxville Chamber of Commerce
Member Since: 2006-2011
Eastchester Rotary Club
Member Since: 2004-2010
Former Events Chair
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Washington Center Tri-State Alumni Advisory Board
Member, Board of Directors
Former Village Prosecutor, Village of Chestnut Ridge, Rockland County, New York 2015-2016
Former Town Prosecutor, Town of Tuxedo, Orange County, New York 2014-2015
Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones Fellow (For Humanitarian Services)
Lions Clubs International, Young Professional of the Year
Westchester County Bar Association, Emeritus Leadership Award
Named "Dynamic Executive of Westchester County" in 2010 by the Westchester Business Journal
Named Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the Northeast by Arrive Magazine.
Westchester County Bar Association, Awarded 2012 "Liberty Award" for outstanding service.