David Villadolid is the senior partner in the firm’s Employment Law section and is recognized as an AV® Preeminent™* 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell. With more than 39 years of legal practice, David successfully advises companies, executives, and management on a broad spectrum of business and employment issues including compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Clients express confidence in David’s ability to provide legal mapping strategies that proactively help businesses achieve goals, preserve relationships and prevent or resolve problems before they start.
David represents the owners and managers of privately owned business from Internet-based entrepreneurial startups to third generation family dealerships. His results-driven approach includes extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of contracts, the formation of minority owned businesses, the sale, merger and acquisition of companies, and succession planning for owners and managers. David states, “My clients trust me to handle their legal problems so that they can focus on more important issues and not be distracted from their business goals.”
David currently chairs the Quality Assurance Board of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Ltd., a global organization of nearly 200 independent boutique law firms in 40 countries, and previously served as Chair of the Primerus Labor & Employment Section. David is a featured lecturer on employment law issues and provides private training sessions, public presentations and Continuing Legal Education courses to associations, including the Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA). In addition, David is a founding director of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the MCBA, as well as its former chair.
*AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Board of Directors, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Ltd. 2011-2013
Chair, Quality Assurance Board, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Ltd. 2011-2019
Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Ltd. 2010-2011
Chair, Employment Law Section, Maricopa County Bar Association 2000 to 2008
Director, Employment Law Section, Maricopa County Bar Association 2000 to 2018
Resource Member to the Board of Regents, Brophy College Preparatory, 1996-present
Member, Collections Committee, ASU Contemporary Museum, 2011-2018
General Counsel, Desert View Learning Center, 2003-2020
Director, Desert View Learning Center, 1998-2003