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Phone: 770-220-0818


Sam Smith, Senior Legal Assistant and Office Manager



Kristen Nanz, Legal Assistant 



Sope Ojo, Legal Intern



Grace Nazarova, After hours Legal Assistant







JD, Georgia State University 



JD, Nova Southern University Law Center


D. C. VILLANUEVA, ESQ. Principal and Managing Attorney

JD/MA, Syracuse University College of Law / Syracuse University 



Education: Emory University Magna Cum Laude Political Science and Economics 2000, JD, Syracuse University College of Law 2003 , Executive Editor Syracuse Law and Technology Journal, MA in Economics Syracuse University, 


​Memberships and Associations

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member at Large
  • The American Legion, Member Post 1 Atlanta
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Member 
  • Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America, Member 
  • Military Officers Association of America, Member 

Awards and Accolades

  • AVVO Rating: Superb
  • Martindale Hubble and Lawyers.Com Client Distinction Award
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent
  • Super Lawyers Georgia Rising Stars 2016, 2017 
  • Top 40 Under 40 American Society of Legal Advocates 2016, 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2016, 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys 2017


  • "Does bankruptcy cover your debt from being sued by an insurance company?" October 27, 2021.



Mr. Villanueva graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Economics from Emory University in 2000. Mr. Villanueva then attended Syracuse University College of Law where he obtained both his Juris Doctor in Law and his Masters in Economics in 2003. Mr. Villanueva was a former judicial clerk to the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to opening his law practice, Mr. Villanueva worked for a mid-sized law firm in Atlanta, Georgia handling personal injury, civil litigation, bankruptcy, divorce/family and real estate.  


Mr. Villanueva is a disabled combat veteran and served in Afghanistan, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Korea in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (Middle East), Ulchi-Freedom Guardian (Korea) and Operation Resolute Support (Afghanistan) respectively. He sustained service related injuries after his second tour in Afghanistan. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Navy and Marine Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), NATO Medal (2), and the Navy Expert Pistol and Navy Marksman Rifle Medals. Mr. Villanueva currently is a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve.   


Aside from practicing law, Mr. Villanueva is heavily involved with supporting our military veterans through his involvement with the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Wounded Warrior Project as well as supporting Atlanta's homeless  and local animal shelters. When his busy schedule allows, Mr. Villanueva enjoys sampling different ethnic cuisines, listening to live music, watching sports and traveling.


Contact Us

Villanueva Law Group

Phone: 770-220-0818





3300 Buckeye Road, Suite 335

Atlanta, Georgia 30341 



3166 Cherokee Street, Suite 101

Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 



2330 Scenic Highway South

Snellville, Georgia 30078






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Office Hours


Monday - Friday 08:30am to 5:00pm

Saturday Appointments Available Upon Request

Closed Most Major Holidays

Reception Desk:

24 hours 7 days a week

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