Ms. Villani handles all aspects of personal injury litigation from initial case evaluation, to settlement, trial, arbitration and appeals.  She has broad experience defending matters on behalf of insurance carriers including areas of labor law, construction site accidents, premises liability, products liability, dram shop, insurance coverage and automobile liability.



  • 1980 J.D. St. John’s Law School

  • 1977 B.A. Political Science from Stony Brook University



  • Attorney of record for major liability and casualty insurance company with over 25 years of experience as in-house counsel, co-managing attorney and senior trial attorney.

  • Served as a court appointed arbitrator for the United States Eastern District Court.

  • Has tried over 25 cases to verdict.

  • Served as counsel to the Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division First Department 

  • Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy



  • United States District Court Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court Eastern District of New York

  • State of New York



  • New York State Bar

  • New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance Compensation Section

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

  • Defense Association of New York

  • Mediator New York Supreme Court Commercial Division Panel of Mediators/Neutrals


Theresa C. Villani




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