Pretzel & Stouffer
Puala Villela

Paula K. Villela
Associate
312-578-7659
PVillela@pretzel-stouffer.com

Education:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.,
with High Honors, 2009

Oakland University, B.S.,
Magna Cum Laude 2005

Bar Admissions:
Illinois State Bar; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Specialization:
Insurance coverage litigation

Professional Affiliations:
Chicago Bar Association

Attorney Bio

Paula is an associate at Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered. Her practice focuses on insurance coverage litigation. Paula represents insurance industry clients in coverage disputes arising out of commercial general liability, professional liability, homeowners and related policies of insurance.

Before joining Pretzel & Stouffer, Paula served as a law clerk for Justices Joseph Gordon and William Taylor in the Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District, where she drafted appellate opinions and Illinois Supreme Court Rule 23 orders.

Paula earned her Juris Doctor, with High Honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she became a member of the Order of the Coif for representing the top 10% of her class. She was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her performance in Contracts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Legal Writing II and Secured Transactions.