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    Meet Our Attorneys

    Aggressively Defending Your Rights In Criminal Court

    Principal attorney Michelle Villanueva-Skura proudly provides her clients with zealous representation in both criminal defense and personal injury matters. With experience as a licensed litigation examiner, she has unique insight into the claims process her clients frequently experience. She is dedicated to serving her community both as a legal advocate and as a volunteer with a wide variety of organizations, including the Latina Mentoring Project and the Arizona Animal Welfare League.

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    Attorney Profiles

    Michelle Villanueva-Skura Esq.

    Owner | Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney in Chandler

    Michelle Villanueva-Skura is both a personal injury and criminal defense attorney with a passion for individual rights, government accountability, and personal freedom. Her background in insurance defense and personal injury makes Michelle an aggressive advocate for her clients. Michelle serves her community by defending its citizens’ rights and holding law enforcement and the prosecution to the standards imposed by both the state and federal Constitution.

    Michelle earned her bachelors in Comparative Literature from the University of Miami in 1997. During her undergraduate years, Mrs. Skura studied abroad at the University of Oxford. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Michelle worked as a licensed litigation examiner settling thousands of complex injury and wrongful death claims. Michelle left her career in claims to earn her Juris Doctorate graduating in the top of her class while receiving multiple CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for her achievement in subjects such as Insurance Litigation and Constitutional Law.

    She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, Los Abogados, and Hispanic National Bar Association. In her spare time, Michelle volunteers her time with the Latina Mentoring Project, advancing the Hispanic legal community, and the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Michelle is a bilingual member of our team which serves her well in assisting our clients’ needs.

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    Elliot Briggs Esq.

    Partner | Criminal Defense Attorney & Former Maricopa County Prosecutor

    Elliot Briggs is a former Maricopa County Prosecutor with a high win rate. He has handled thousands of criminal cases from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Elliot is an experienced trial attorney. He has handled many trials both as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and as a private Criminal Defense Attorney.

    Elliot Earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Virginia University. He was a member of the school’s legal forum and a member of the basketball team. It is his competitive nature and passion for law that drives him to fight for and defend his clients.

    Elliot Briggs graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law. While in law school, he interned for the North Carolina Seventh Prosecutorial District where he learned the ins and outs of criminal law. He also volunteered for Legal Aid of North Carolina where he assisted clients in housing and domestic violence cases.

    Elliot Briggs is passionate about his clients and ensuring that he secures the best possible outcomes. He is a valued member and partner in our law firm.

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    Helping You Navigate Your Legal Matters

    Regardless of the specifics of your case, having a legal issue of any kind can be a stressful and emotional experience. Our firm believes that as your attorney, we are your crisis manager. Because we have seen and handled situations like yours before, we are able to help to guide you through the process and provide understanding counsel from beginning to end.

    We also value promoting strong communication between attorney and client. To build a strong case, a lawyer must have all of the information available. This comes from an open, honest dialogue that allows our attorney to gain a complete understanding of the situation’s complexities. Conversely, this open communication means that our clients are always fully informed of their case as it progresses and are given the necessary information to understand what is likely to come.

    Principal attorney Michelle Villanueva-Skura was an insurance claims examiner for over 14 years and now brings her experience to her clients. Whether you find yourself facing criminal charges or you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s recklessness, our Chandler attorney can help.

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    Call Today to Schedule a Free & Confidential Consultation

    Schedule your free initial consultation by calling us today at 480-553-9699. We help clients in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Phoenix and throughout all of the East Valley.

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      Mesa, AZ 85202

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