Tania Mekhjian Villalba

Senior paralegal Tania Mekhjian Villalba works with new clients, introducing them to our firm, initially gathering information concerning their cases and answering questions. Tania received her undergraduate degree from New York University located in Manhattan and her graduate degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

While at NYU, Tania was selected to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) promoting the rights of children in the New York City foster care system. In addition, she was a lobbyist for the National Committee For Adoption in Washington D.C. advocating adoption related issues on Capitol Hill. At Widener University, Tania was chosen to participate in the Pennsylvania Civil Law Clinic.

At Widener University School of Law, Tania was chosen to participate in the Pennsylvania Civil Law Clinic to assist the public with legal issues such as landlord-tenant, worker's compensation and employment discrimination. She also served as the law clerk for the national defense counsel of Ingersoll-Rand involving asbestos litigation.

Tania is currently exclusively practicing in the area of pharmaceutical tort litigation by developing the cases of injured clients. She has previous private practice experience in matrimonial and family law, estate planning, wills, bankruptcy and general civil law. Tania is admitted to the Supreme Court of New Jersey and to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.


     Thank you Ron, for allowing me the formal platform to publicly say what happened to me in the early 1970’s. It may have not been the “jury of my peers” but it was a group of respected professionals who verbally confirmed to me that what “may have” happened… “it was not my fault”. I will say that I am now at a different place in my head; maybe starting to feel closure? When we initially communicated, I had no idea I would be writing this email. Please forgive my delay in expressing my appreciation to you for your guidance and support in this extremely difficult realization of my past. Judge [name redacted] stated that you were true advocates for the abused, and he is so right. If you can, please extend my deepest appreciation to Judge [name redacted] for his kindness and wisdom. Please continue to assist lost souls like myself. May you and your family be safe and healthy.

- A Client-Survivor of Clergy Childhood Sexual Abuse