Joe Villasenor

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD, 2009, University of San Diego
  • BA, 2006, Claremont McKenna College

Professional Experience

Villaseñor is currently a Lead Attorney for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc., Consumer Protection Division, Office of the Public Attorney. He regularly represents consumers in matters including debt collection abuse and harassment claims, auto fraud, student loan law, FCRA, identity theft and consumer finance litigation. Villaseñor also acts as a consultant on consumer protection and general civil litigation cases, providing attorneys around the country with strategy and advice in this area.

Prior to Legal Aid Society, he owned his own law firm, Law Office of Joe J. Villaseñor; was a contract attorney at Hulett Harper Stewart, LLP and the Law Office of Paul D. Turner, a litigation firm; and was a staff attorney at USD School of Law in the Civil Clinic.

Honors and Affiliations

Warren Family Endowment Scholarship, 2007-2008; Honors in Negotiations Course, Spring Semester 2009; Pro Bono Services Award, May 2009.

Areas of Interest

Professor Villasenor teaches Civil Clinic.