Xavier Villegas earned his juris doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law with a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law. He also studied law at The University of Connecticut School of Law on an Oliver Ellsworth Constitutional Law Scholarship. While attending law school, he was an elected leader in Latinx organizations, earned a CALI award, and pro bono awards for his community work representing Spanish speakers.
Xavier has successfully litigated cases in employment law, wage and hour law, and workers’ compensation law as a solo and with other firms. He has represented clients in state, federal, and administrative courts across California.
Xavier earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Spanish Literature from The University of Iowa. While attending college, he was a Dean’s List student, studied in the undergraduate Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and was associate editor of the Spanish and Portuguese international print literary journal Torre de Papel.
When he is not practicing law he enjoys Howseresque adventures for California’s Gold with his wife and their children.