Associates

Justin James D. Francisco

Senior Associate
jdfrancisco@vgslaw.com

ATTY. JUSTIN JAMES D. FRANCISCO joined the Law Firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 18 March 2014 as a Legal Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Attorney on 19 March 2014.

He is a Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter.

He was also a Member of the Ateneo Debate Society in 2005.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Major in Management Economics from the ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY in 2009, and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW in 2013.He sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations in October 2013 and was admitted to the bar in May 2014.

While obtaining his J.D., Atty. Francisco served as a Legal Intern in the Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (April 2011) and Quasha Ancheta Pena & Nolasco Law Offices (May 2011).

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Justin James D. Francisco

Justin James D. Francisco

Senior Associate

Katrina Veronica G. Raymundo

Junior Associate 3
kgraymundo@vgslaw.com

ATTY. KATRINA VERONICA G.RAYMUNDO joined the Law Firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 01 September 2015.

Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Junior Associate in Zambrano and Gruba Law Offices which she joined immediately after passing the 2014 bar examinations.

In 2014, Atty. Raymundo obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Ateneo Law School. In 2012, she was a Legal Intern in Siguion Reyna Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Offices.

She attained in 2009 her Bachelor of Science, major in Geography, from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

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Katrina Veronica G. Raymundo

Katrina Veronica G. Raymundo

Junior Associate 3

Maria Faiva S. Cimatu-Reyes

Junior Associate 2
fscimatu@vgslaw.com

ATTY. MARIA FAIVA S. CIMATU-REYES joined the Law Firm VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 01 June 2016. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Legal Assistant in Villaraza & Angangco Law.

Atty. Cimatu-Reyes obtained her Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science Degree (B.A. Political Science) from the University of the Philippines Diliman (Cum Laude) in 2007, and her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Ateneo de Manila Law School (second honors) in 2014.

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Maria Faiva S. Cimatu-Reyes

Maria Faiva S. Cimatu-Reyes

Junior Associate 2

Martin Victorino S. Cusi

Junior Associate 2
mscusi@vgslaw.com

ATTY. MARTIN VICTORINO S. CUSI joined the Law Firm of Villanueva Gabionza & Dy on 20 March 2017, shortly after taking the 2016 bar examinations.

Martin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2007 and his juris doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School in 2015. He graduated from Law School with Second Honors, ranking 3rd in the batch.

In 2012, he was a Legal Intern at this firm. He was appointed as a Magistrate in the Ateneo Law School’s Student Judicial Council, andhe also served as co-head for the Hotel Academics Department for the Ateneo Law School’s Bar Operations for 2014 and 2015. Martin has participated in several moot court competitions, such as the American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI)/UP Law Center Forensic Evidence Moot Court in 2011,wherein he was awarded Best Speaker, and the Persons and Family Relations Moot Court in 2014. He was part of the Best Team on both accounts.

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Martin Victorino S. Cusi

Martin Victorino S. Cusi

Junior Associate 2

Richard Andrew P. Velasco

Junior Associate 1
rpvelasco@vgslaw.com

ATTY. RICHARD ANDREW P. VELASCO joined the law firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 20 July 2017. He is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter.

Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Junior Associate at Zamora Poblador Vasquez & Bretaña Law Offices, which he joined shortly after taking the 2015 Bar Examinations.

In 2015, Atty. Velasco obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School. In 2012, he was a Legal Apprentice of the Firm. He sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations on November 2015, and was admitted to the Bar on May 2016.

He attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Kalayaan College in 2011.

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Richard Andrew P. Velasco

Richard Andrew P. Velasco

Junior Associate 1

Doreen Grace R. Fermin

Junior Associate 1
drfermin@vgslaw.com

ATTY. DOREEN GRACE R. FERMIN joined the law firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 31 July 2017. She is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter.

She formerly worked as Public Attorney I in Public Attorney’s Office – Quezon City District (2016-2017) and was previously part of Jimenez Gonzalez Bello Law Offices (2013-2014) and Chavez Miranda Aseoche Law Offices (2014-2016).

Atty. Fermin obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science (A.B.) with a minor in Literature from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 and her juris doctor degree (J.D.) from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School in 2013.

In 2010, she was a Legal Apprentice of the Firm. She sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations on October 2013, and was admitted to the Bar on May 2014.

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Doreen Grace R. Fermin

Doreen Grace R. Fermin

Junior Associate 1

Phimie Glainne G. Lim

Junior Associate 1
pglim@vgslaw.com

ATTY. PHIMIE GLAINNE G. LIM joined the law firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 15 January 2018, immediately after taking the bar examinations. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology (B.S. Psychology) from Ateneo de Manila University in 2013. In 2015, she was a legal apprentice of the firm. In 2017, Phimie obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Ateneo Law School and completed all the requirements for the Dispute Resolution Track of the Juris Doctor Program. She sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations on November 2017, and was admitted to the bar on June 2018. She is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter.

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Phimie Glainne G. Lim

Phimie Glainne G. Lim

Junior Associate 1