M. Janice Villarrubia
I went to law school after successful careers in insurance adjusting and broadcast sales. My interest in estate law and ultimately my law practice began as a result of a difficult litigation over my mother's estate.
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Affairs from Florida State University and my Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center. I participate yearly in professionalism seminars for incoming law students at Loyola and Tulane University law schools in New Orleans. I am an instructor for continuing legal education for the National Business Institute and Southern Law Center.
Originally from Florida, I have lived in Louisiana for over thirty years and consider it home. I have one child, Evan, who lives in Dali, Yunnan, China with his wife Yanzi and children. I have traveled in Europe, Canada, Mexico and most recently China to visit my son and grandchildren. My interests outside of work are tennis, swimming, and travel.
My advice and story were featured in the 2007 The Advocate article "Where There's a Will..."
Super Lawyers named me a "Rising Star" for 2012 and 2013, and as a "Super Lawyer" for 2016.
Legal Association Memberships:
Instructor, National Business Institute:
- Death and Disharmony: Conflict & Litigation in Successions
- Where to Begin: Overview of Estate Planning
- Revocable Trusts: How to Create & Best Use Revocable Trusts
Succession of Patricia Lee Forman, No. CA 09-1455, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Third Circuit; writ denied Succession of Helen Marie Foret, No. 2010 CA 1038, Court of Appeal of Louisiana, First Circuit Cleaver v. Western National Life Insurance, No. 2014 CA 0972, First Circuit; writ denied
Licensed to practice in:
All Louisiana Courts
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana