Michelle L. Villarreal is an associate in the Irvine office. She assists the firm with a broad range of legal matters, focusing on litigation. Ms. Villarreal’s litigation experience includes torts liability, wrongful death, premise liability, and landlord-tenant issues. Prior to joining Aleshire & Wynder, Ms. Villarreal worked for an insurance defense firm in Orange County, handling serious injury, high exposure cases.
Ms. Villarreal has extensive experience in preparing cases for trial. She has conducted and defended depositions of parties, witnesses, medical professionals, and expert witnesses. She has prepared and argued pre-trial motions, including motions to compel, Anti-SLAPP motions, and motions for summary judgment, as well as post-trial motions. She has obtained favorable results for clients through mediations and settlement conferences.
Ms. Villarreal earned her Bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in criminal justice from California State University in Fullerton in 2002. During law school, she interned at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where she handled preliminary hearings as a certified law clerk. She obtained her law degree from Whittier Law School, cum laude, in 2005.