Alfred Villoch, III
Alfred Villoch, III, is a Tampa native and founding member of Savage Villoch Law, PLLC. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in 1998 and his law degree from Penn State University in 2002. At Penn State, Alfred was the Editor-in-Chief of the Penn State International Law Review and received the Paul L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship.
With the law firm, Alfred primarily focuses his practice on insurance defense, civil litigation, business formation, and commercial litigation matters.
Alfred brings a significant amount of experience to the firm. During his time at Penn State, Alfred served as a law clerk for the late Honorable Robert J. Woodside, a federal judge in Pennsylvania. After graduation, Alfred associated with a large Delaware firm where he represented national corporations, like KB Toys, Inc., Integrated Health Services, and Touch America Holdings, in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings. In this fast paced, complex environment, Alfred prosecuted hundreds of claim objections, obtained emergency first-day relief for corporate debtors, and assisted in the formation of chapter 11 plans and disclosure statements.
When he returned to Tampa, Alfred gained even more experience by representing certain financial institutions, like SunTrust Bank and Bay Cities Bank, in several collection matters. He also defended brokerage firms and financial advisors in FINRA arbitration and once represented a receiver appointed in two federal cases, one involving a $350 million Ponzi scheme.
Most recently, Alfred worked as private counsel for the second largest auto insurance company in the nation. There, he litigated and defended hundreds of personal injury cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties. He also represented the company in some matters involving personal injury protection (PIP) benefits.
Alfred is married to Blanca Villoch and has a Jack Russell Terrier named Mister Brown. In their free time, Alfred and Blanca powerlift in the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA). They lift with Ironbound Barbell Club in Tampa, Florida. At his last powerlifting meet, USPA Battle of the Bay 4, Alfred achieved a 551 lbs squat, a 353 lbs bench press, and a 628 lbs deadlift. Alfred holds a several Florida powerlifting records in both the Submaster and Master categories for the USPA.
Areas of Practice
Civil Litigation, Insurance Law and Personal Injury Protection (PIP), Business Formation, Commercial Litigation
- Delaware, 2003 (passed bar examination in 2002 and then completed preceptor program)
- Florida, 2003
- U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
- Eleventh Circuit, Federal Court of Appeals
- Penn State – Dickinson School of Law, 2002 Editor-in-Chief, Penn State International Law Review Recipient, Paul L. Stevens Memorial Scholarship
- University of South Florida, 1998 B.A., Criminology
- Counsel, GEICO Insurance Company, 2011 – 2015
- Associate, Knopik, Varner & Moore P.A., 2008 – 2010
- Associate, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.L., 2005 – 2008
- Associate, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, 2002 – 2005
- Author, Europe’s Mobile Opportunity: Can the European Union Legislate Consumer Trust and Compete in the E-Commerce Market with the United States, 20 Penn St. Int’l L. Rev. (Winter 2002).
- Co-Author, Evergreen Retainers for a Debtor’s Professionals: A Market-Driven Approach, Amer. Bankr. Inst. J. (Nov. 2004).
- Author, Debt Relief Clinic Assists Local Residents, The Lawyer Magazine (May – June 2015).
- Author, Bankruptcy and Domestic Support Obligations, The Lawyer Magazine (Jan. – Feb. 2016).