J. Alejandro Villacorta is a licensed attorney in Oregon & Washington with over a decade of experience in immigration law. 

For the last three years Mr. Villacorta has worked exclusively on immigration removal defense work at the Northwest Detention Center.  While working for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Mr. Villacorta has represented dozens of clients before the Immigration Court in Tacoma, WA. 


Academics and awards

Alejandro graduated from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo Law School, with a Juris Doctorate.  He is a recipient of Arthur A. Schomberg and State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Section Fellowship  Grant and a Law Exchange Student at ESADE Law School, Barcelona, Spain. He is also a recipient of Tinker Foundation Field Research Award.

In 2000, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a M.A. from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2000.


Mr. Villacorta is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

“They are very good people, and the lawyer is very honest and good. They helped me a lot. Alejandro got me my citizenship, and then got it for my family. He did a very good job and I’m so grateful.”
— Gilberto, previous client of Villacorta Law