As an attorney, Virginia Villegas has dedicated her career to working on behalf of low-wage and mostly monolingual Spanish-speaking, immigrant workers in California.
Karen C. Carrera
Ms. Carrera has been an employment lawyer at Villegas Carrera since 2003. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Carrera conducts investigations for both public and private employers in response to employee complaints of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, bullying, and other alleged employee misconduct.
Felicia Goldstein has significant experience as a litigation attorney and in public service. She currently practices employment law litigation, representing clients in matters including wage and hour disputes and discrimination and harassment claims.
Senior Law Clerk
Juliana Guillén is a Law Clerk at Villegas Carrera, Inc. In May 2020, she received her LL.M (Master of Laws) from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, specializing in Dispute Resolution and Legal Process. In 2020, Ms. Guillén received the faculty and student sponsored Hastings Public Interest Achievement Award in recognition of her exemplary work in social justice. She also served as a Staff Editor of the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review.
Juliana Guillén has worked in both public and private practice in Argentina. From 2017 to 2018, Ms. Guillén worked as an Associate at Leverone & Miuhura Estrada practicing corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. From 2016-2017, she served as Advisor and Staffer for Honorable Congressman Javier David in Argentina’s Congress. She is currently pursuing a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Austral University in Argentina specializing in Jurisprudence.
Senior Legal Assistant
Karla Donis has been with the firm since 2008. She is passionate about the work we do and truly believes our work is a necessity in today’s world. As the firm’s Senior Legal Assistant, Karla provides clerical support to our attorneys and provides assistance to our clients throughout their case. Karla is also one of the initial points of contacts at the firm, a highly approachable individual who is truly dedicated to assisting and understanding the callers’ situation. She has enjoyed working at the firm for the last 10 years, and she plans to continue her work with us for many years to come.