Law Offices of Sergio Villaverde, PLLC

Law Offices of Sergio Villaverde, PLLC

Over 15 years of family law experience as dedicated fighters for justice to families in New York

Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Sergio Villaverde, PLLC is a New York City law firm providing service in all 5 boroughs as well as Westchester County and Nassau County.

We represent men and women from diverse cultures, social, and economic backgrounds.

We are committed to providing excellent legal representation through effective communication and assertive advocacy.
Our military, law enforcement and real world expertise make us uniquely qualified to represent our clients in during this difficult time in their lives.

We have over 15 years experience helping clients resolve complex disputes.

Contact us to schedule a convenient appointment to discuss your legal issues today.
Main Office
Main Office
295 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York  NY  10017
  • (212) 370-5297
  • (212) 370-0561

Sergio Villaverde

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.
  • Fordham University
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Bronx (Chairman, Unlawful Practices of Law Subcommittee, 2002—) and New York State Bar Associations; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Metropolitan Womens Bar Association.

Winnie Lai

Winnie Lai, Esq. is an associate attorney with the Firm. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Sergio Villaverde, PLLC, she served as a Graduate Law Clerk to the Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan of the New York County Supreme Court. Winnie has experience advocating for LGBT famalies and is eager to take cases involving gay adoptions, parenting agreements, discrimination and LGBT family planning. As a law student, Winnie assisted domestic violence victims in obtaining temporary orders of protection and advocated for them during court appearances. She also served as a Court Evaluator in a guardianship proceeding (Article 81) as a member of the Elder Law Clinic at New York Law School.
  • New York Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2011
    Professional Associations/Memberships
    New York State Bar Association
    City Bar Association of New York
    Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York
    Bronx County Bar Association
    Puerto Rican Bar Association

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