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Jacqueline H. Villanueva is a forceful advocate for working people. She has been helping workers recover their owed minimum wages, overtime, and other compensation for over a decade, first as a paralegal and office manager at Werman Salas P.C. and now as an associate attorney.
Having grown up in the Hispanic community Jackie witnessed first-hand the injustices suffered by the people at the hands of their employers. Her background coupled with her experience at Werman Salas further reinforced her desire to go to law school and be a voice for her community and stand up for those in need. Fluent in Spanish, Jackie understands how to tailor her representation to the client’s needs, whether filing a collective action lawsuit or negotiating a pre-litigation settlement.
Jackie received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Jackie attended Loyola as part time evening student while working full time at Werman Salas P.C. Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from St. Xavier University, graduated cum laude from Moraine Valley Community College with an associate’s degree in criminal justice and magna cum laude from Northwestern College f/k/a Northwestern Business College with an associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies.
Jackie is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. She currently serves as a member of her parish’s finance committee, is a co-leader to a troop with Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and volunteers with her son’s Cub Scout Pack.