Damien Villarreal’s unique legal experience blends worker advocacy with employer-side counseling for complex business and intellectual property issues. Damien’s many years in the world of international fine arts provided him an understanding of the wide-ranging vulnerabilities and opportunities inherent in copyright, trademark and trade secret law. Solidifying and expanding this knowledge with an LL.M in Intellectual Property from the University of Washington School of Law, Damien now focuses on the art, technology, and entertainment industries to provide his clients the legal counsel their unique situations demand.
Damien has also proven to be a tireless advocate for the rights of workers in Washington State. Having represented victims of wage theft, discrimination, and retaliation in a wide swath of industries - ranging from Seattle’s active construction sites to the agricultural fields of Eastern Washington - he knows what it means to fight for workers in their time of need. Damien works passionately, blending his legal skills in both English and Spanish, to ensure every one of his clients have their voices heard and their sense of justice vindicated.
Damien is also a current board member of Pratt Fine Arts in Seattle, WA, and is actively engaged in pro bono immigration work throughout Washington State. On a personal note, Damien is a dedicated reader and enjoys pursuing historical research projects in his spare time.
- Employment Law
Intellectual Property Law
- B.A, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
J.D., Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
LL.M, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA
- Washington State Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
King County Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
Washington Employment Law Section
Pratt Fine Arts Center
- Board Member - Pratt Fine Arts Center