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Isaac Villarreal

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Dykema

Michigan, USA
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Areas of Practice

  • Appellate and Complex Motion Practice
  • Business & Commercial
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
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Profile

Isaac Villarreal is a member in Dykema's Houston office. Isaac is an accomplished business and complex commercial litigation trial attorney representing clients in a wide array of industries. He helps his clients avoid, manage, fix, and/or resolve business and commercial disputes. Mr. Villarreal’s focus on various areas of litigation includes disputes involving contract claims and business torts, real estate matters, residential and commercial construction defects, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens and bond claims, probate and estate disputes, and commercial and consumer collections. He also provides advice to his clients on various transactional matters related to their businesses.

Understanding that his clients’ business goals and objectives come first, Mr. Villarreal utilizes his experience and successes to provide his clients with multiple options that might allow them to avoid and/or limit the time and expense typically associated with prolonged litigation.

Mr. Villarreal’s accomplishments include many successful bench and jury trials in Texas State and federal courts including claims asserted and/or defended that have been valued well into the many millions of dollars.

An example of Mr. Villarreal’s successes include a 2013 matter where Mr. Villarreal was recognized by The Texas Lawyer as the “Litigator of the Week” for the results that he obtained on behalf of his client, a Mexican legal entity, in a multi-day jury trial in a Federal District Court in the Southern District of Texas. In this “bet the company” lawsuit, Mr. Villarreal successfully obtained a take nothing judgment in defense of claims of approximately $1 million, but more importantly obtained a jury finding and declaration from the trial court that contracts that serve as the life-blood of his client’s business in Mexico remain valid and enforceable. As a cherry on top, Mr. Villarreal was also able to obtain an award of all of the attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by his client through trial and then also successfully defended the final judgment through an appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and collected 100% of the amounts awarded to his client.  5th Cir. Decision is at 2014 WL 5462530.

Business clients of all shapes and sizes rely upon Mr. Villarreal’s skills and experience. His clients include locally owned businesses and their owners, mid-sized domestic companies, much larger international companies, and individuals. No business is too big or too small for Mr. Villarreal. He always strives to provide his clients with results that meet or exceed their specific business objectives.

Isaac Villarreal was named by Super Lawyers to their Texas Rising Stars list from 2017 through 2019 and to the Texas Super Lawyers list in 2020 and 2021. He was also named a Top Lawyer in Houston for Commercial Litigation for 2021-2022 by Houstonia Magazine.

Bar Admissions

Texas

Education

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, J.D., magna cum laude, (Editor-in-Chief, Thurgood Marshall Law Review), 2008
  • Southwest Texas State University, LL.M., 2004
  • Southwest Texas State University, B.A., 2002

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate and Complex Motion Practice
  • Business & Commercial
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Blogs

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments

Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments provides legal insight on topics of special interest to insurance industry professionals. Covering a wide range of industries, Dykema’s Insurance Coverage Notes and Developments blog provides brief but substantive alerts, including updates and analysis on significant developments and trends in the insurance industry.

Labor & Employment Law Blog

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and employment-related legal developments, reviews practical implications, and provides valuable insight for employers of all types.

NextGen Financial Services Report

NextGen Financial Services Report is published by the Financial Industry Group at Dykema. The Financial Services Industry has gone through a tremendous amount of regulatory and operational IT change in recent years, and with a new presidential administration more changes and developments are on the way. Fast-paced changes are also being driven by rapid technology developments, big data, mobile banking/payments, privacy and data security, and social media technologies affecting banks and credit...

The Firewall

The Firewall keeps you up to date on the hottest legal topics in the ever-changing world of data security and privacy. As information security becomes a critical facet of all businesses and industries and the target of many regulators, it is important to stay apprised of new legal developments. The Firewall provides insightful legal analysis of the emerging issues in data privacy and cybersecurity law to help businesses stay ahead of the curve.

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