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Michael “Mike” A. Villa, Jr., J.D., LL.M.


Mike was named a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyer Magazines in 2013-2019. In 2010-2013, he was named a Texas Rising Star. Mike was recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for the practice areas of Litigation and Controversy-Tax and Tax Law. Mike focuses on resolving federal tax controversies and white collar crime, including securities, tax and bank fraud. He represents individuals, closely-held businesses, and large corporations in IRS audits, appeals, and litigation, as well as in business disputes and lawsuits involving fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive trade practices act violations, non-compete violations, business torts, and other commercial disputes. 

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mike worked in Washington, D.C. as a Congressional intern to U.S. Senator John Breaux (Retired) and worked as an Associate with a regional law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In 2004-2005, he served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable James J. Brady, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.

Mike was admitted to practice in Texas in 2005 and in Louisiana in 2004.