Orlando Villalba

Practice/Organization Description

Orlando Villalba is a senior litigation attorney at Mortgage Recovery Law Group.

Mr. Villalba earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford Law School. During law school, Mr. Villalba served on the submissions committee for the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance; volunteered for the Stanford Street Law Program and the East Palo Alto Law Project; and was awarded the Foley & Lardner Minority Scholarship Award. Following law school, Mr. Villalba was a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Warren Matthews of the Supreme Court of Alaska.

Mr. Villalba earned his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Prior to completing his collegiate studies, Mr. Villalba studied International Business at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Business Administration.

Representative Matters:

Boyd, et al. v. Westech Industries, Inc. Mr. Villalba was lead trial counsel for the defense in a lawsuit alleging state and federal wage and hour claims. The plaintiffs asserted, among other claims, unpaid overtime wages, and sought more than $100,000 in damages. At trial, the defense prevailed on all claims and was awarded costs.

Jackson, et al. v. Yarbray, et al. (California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Seven). Mr. Villalba helped lead the respondents’ briefing on appeal, where the plaintiffs and appellants challenged judgment in favor of his clients at trial. Appellants alleged malicious prosecution claims against his clients, and sought the imposition of more than $1,000,000 in damages. The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in favor of respondents in a partially published opinion at 179 Cal. App. 4th 75.

LaMunyon et al. v. Reid & Hellyer, et al. (California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Two). Plaintiffs alleged malicious prosecution claims against defendants. The trial court denied defendants’ special motion to strike, after which defendants appealed. Mr. Villalba, as lead appellate counsel, obtained a reversal of the trial court’s ruling, resulting in a complete dismissal and attorneys’ fee award in favor of his clients.

Admissions:

State Bar of California

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

California

Education

Stanford Law School

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Contact


Greater Los Angeles Area, California, United States


Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
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