Mr. Villegas focuses his legal practice on land use and zoning, employment law, real estate transactions, corporate governance, auto dealer law, auto franchise law, and real estate brokerage and licensee matters. Mr. Villegas also has a well-developed litigation practice including product liability, employment law, contract litigation, construction defect litigation, boundary disputes, and inverse condemnation. Mr. Villegas has represented clients in administrative proceedings before state agencies such as the Idaho Professional Engineers and Surveyors Board, Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Real Estate Commission and Idaho Department of Transportation.
Mr. Villegas graduated in 1995 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and earned his law degree in 1998 from Gonzaga University School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Villegas served as a judicial law clerk in both the Idaho Supreme Court and the Ada County District Court, Fourth Judicial District for the Honorable Justice Daniel T. Eismann.
Mr. Villegas enjoys serving his community in many roles:
- Served more than five years on the City of Eagle's Planning & Zoning Commission
- Served as the Chairman for the State of Idaho's Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals,
- Volunteer for youth soccer with Meridian's Police Activities League.
Additionally, Mr. Villegas has co-authored the Idaho Submission in the "Business Torts, A Fifty-State Compendium" (Aspen Publishing) and "Product Liability Desk Reference, A Fifty-State Compendium" (Little, Brown and Co.). Mr. Villegas was recognized as a Rising Star in the 2010 Mountain States (Idaho) Super Lawyers® directory.
Reported Cases on Appeal:
Statewide Construction Inc v Pietri, 150 Idaho 423 (2011)
Hehr v City of McCall, 155 Idaho 92 (2013)
Buckskin Properties Inc v Valley County, 154 Idaho 486 (2013)
Brown v Greenheart, 157 Idaho 156 (2014)
White v Valley County, 156 Idaho 77 (2014)
Berglund v Dix, 170 Idaho 378 (2021)
Greenbriar Estates HOA v Esposito, ___ Idaho ___ (2022)
Geringer Capital v Taunton Properties, LLC, ___ Idaho ___ (2023)