Sergio Villaverde, Esq. is the founder of the Law Offices of Sergio Villaverde, PLLC, a community based matrimonial family law practice.
Sergio was born and raised in NYC. The son of immigrants, Sergio is fluent in Spanish and has extensive ties in Latin America. He has lived most of his life, as currently, in the Bronx. Sergio has been in the service of others all of his adult life.
Upon graduation from John F Kennedy HS in the Bronx, Sergio enlisted in the US Coast Guard where he remains a member now with over 22 years of service presently at the rank of Commander. During his time with the Coast Guard, Sergio has served in military, legal and law enforcement roles. Sergio has received commendations for service in numerous peacetime operations and also served as a reservist during the Gulf war and was activated to service September 11, 2001.
Sergio has also served as an Emergency Medical Technician for the City of New York. Sergio received commendations for live saving and delivered 18 children (all girls!). As an EMT Sergio worked in the Lower East Side of New York, Harlem and the Bronx.
Sergio is a retired New York City Police Officer. While a member of the NYPD Sergio served the neighborhoods of the mid-west Bronx. His assignments included: Patrol, Community Policing, plain-clothes detail and training officer. Sergio was an active Police Officer in defense of the Community making arrests ranging from armed robbery to spousal and child abuse. Sergio received awards for meritorious service and three integrity awards for arresting criminals who attempted to bribe him.
Sergio has always maintained a direct link to the community, which he serves. He has been a volunteer baseball coach, mentor, chairman of a local youth services corporation, volunteer attorney for battered women and serves on the Boards of the Bronx County Bar Association and the Association of Naval Services Officers.
While working as a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve, an EMT and later in the NYPD, Sergio obtained an Associate in Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Arts (political science)-with honors and finally a Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School.