Silvia Villanueva

About Silvia Villanueva


Silvia is a native Nevadan and licensed to practice law in Nevada and the District of Columbia. She has worked on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement, labor unions, firefighters, teachers, and Americans with disabilities. She has helped shape local, state and federal law on issues related to economic development, education, workforce development, transportation, infrastructure, renewable energy, casino gaming, and super-priority liens. Silvia’s experience also includes representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters, defending clients in breach of contract claims brought by credit card and financial services companies, and representing State of Nevada employees in grievance hearings in front of Nevada’s Employee-Management Committee. She also sits as a member of the Reno Planning Commission.

She has represented clients in district court in general civil litigation matters and matters involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and state employment practices under NRS 613. Silvia helped her client blaze new trails by successfully petitioning Nevada’s Employee-Management Relations Board (EMRB) for designation as the Exclusive Bargaining Representative for State employed Non-Supervisory, Category I Peace Officers pursuant to SB 135 of Nevada’s 80th Legislative Session. Silvia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law in 2014.


  • William S. Boyd School of Law Alumni Association, President
  • State Bar of Nevada, Probate and Trust Section, Member
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member
  • Nevada Justice Association, Member
  • Nevada Latino Bar Association, Member

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