Attorney Armando Villegas is a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney in Whittier, California.  Armando has primarily practiced in the area of divorce and family law for over 17 years.  Armando is the managing partner of Armando Villegas & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation.  Armando’s practice includes, but is not limited to, complex divorce litigation, child custody matters, child support matters with the Department of Child Support Services, paternity (non-marital cases) matters and restraining orders.

Armando has honed his trial and advocacy skills by representing clients in Immigration and criminal court, as well as in the family court.  This diverse background and skill has prepared Armando to face any challenge in the courtroom.  Armando’s trial experience and education

Prior to obtaining his law degree, Armando earned an accounting degree from the prestigious business school at the University of San Diego.  This financial expertise and experience is extremely beneficial to one involved in divorce litigation.  As many issues litigated have financial consequences, Armando is able to navigate his client through the implications for a beneficial result and understanding.

Armando’s daily court experience serves his clients well.  Armando’s experience assists his client in understanding each Judge’s personal belief in various issues involved in the divorce litigation.  Armando is a highly respected advocate by his peers and judges in the Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County Family law Courts.

In the 17 years of practice, Armando has respectfully and professionally represented thousands of clients to achieve positive results in their legal matters.  Moreover, Armando has also served the Latino community.  Armando is one of the most respected Spanish speaking Latino lawyers in the Southern California area.  It is extremely beneficial for a client to be able to speak with Armando personally in their native Spanish language.  This serves the client well in communicating his personal wishes on how to resolve his legal matter.  Furthermore, the client is able to feel comfortable with his understanding of the proceedings and the documents being filed by the attorneys in their case.


Martha Villegas was born in Zamora Michoacán Mexico. In 1976, Mrs. Villegas immigrated to the United States and grew up in East Los Angeles, California with her parents and seven siblings.  Mrs. Villegas graduated from North Hollywood High School and was a proud student of the Science and Biology Magnet program.  Mrs. Villegas was inspired to assist immigrants at an early age.  The struggle and journey her parents endured as immigrants in the United States were a struggle, but lead to a new beginning.  Her parents always instilled respect and honor for this country.  She was told by her parents, you need to get an education and represent our family with honor and dignity. Mrs. Villegas clearly remembers her mother telling her, your education, respect and dignity are never for sale and cannot be taken away from you once it is earned.  Mrs. Villegas continues to live her life and manage the legal office with her mother’s inspirational words of dignity and respect.

Mrs. Villegas, after graduating from high school, attended California State University of Stanislaus.  She graduated from said prestigious institution with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science and minor in Biology. While attending college she became an active member of the Mecha movement and assisted the local farmworkers with their immigration issues.  This experience inspired her to attend law school. Thereafter, Mrs. Villegas was accepted to attend Glendale College of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate Law degree in 1997.  Mrs. Villegas has focused her area of knowledge and expertise in the area of immigration.  In order to further her knowledge, Mrs. Villegas is constantly attending countless immigration seminars throughout the United States.  Moreover, Mrs. Villegas is a proud member and supporter of Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and Mexican American Bar Association (MABA).  Furthermore, Mrs. Villegas has prepared numerous victorious LEGAL briefs, motions, Appeals and Waivers on behalf of the Law Office of Armando Villegas and Associates, for over seventeen years.