Alicia Villanueva is an associate attorney at Butler Viadro, LLP. She has a workers’ compensation and personal injury law practice.
While and prior to obtaining her law degree, Ms. Villanueva worked at Butler Viadro as a workers’ compensation paralegal among other roles. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate School of Law (J.D. 12/19). At Golden Gate Law, she participated in the Women’s Employment Rights Clinic advocating for clients’ rights in the areas of employment law, wage and hour and discrimination law. She was also a part of the Golden Gate Law Review Journal.
Before law school, Ms. Villanueva earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California (B.A. 2011). During her undergraduate education, she also studied abroad in Argentina, Peru and Colombia.
Ms. Villanueva was born and raised in Yuba City, California. Her parents have been the biggest influence in life. They emigrated from Mexico to the United States and have worked as farm laborers for decades. As a child, Ms. Villanueva would at times work with her parents when not in school. That experience and her parents’ efforts instilled in her a strong work ethic and a passion for advocacy for those without power. Ms. Villanueva is bilingual (English/Spanish).