Jose Villatoro DeLeon
If you are looking for someone who is willing to fight for you and put you first in a case, Jose is your guy.
Jose Villatoro DeLeon
Jose knows what he wants to do with his life which is amazing for someone not yet past a quarter of a century old. For a couple of years now, Jose has known that he desires to help people due to his life experiences and what he wished he had when he was younger. You may be asking yourself, how did we come to the modern day renaissance man that embodies Jose, well if you want to know read on!
Jose grew up in Maryland with both of his parents and 2 older brothers. Jose’s mom is from Guatemala and his father was from El Salvador. His parents and brothers are hard workers and Jose is another chip off the old block in that regard. He can truly appreciate his opportunities for education, having graduated high school and tackled college. When offered a position at legal work, not having substantial prior experience did not stop him from pursuing a career in a law firm. Jose knew if given a chance he could make any opportunity turn into success. Not only is his family extremely happy with the accomplishments that Jose has achieved, his co-workers at Cape Fear Family Law love watching Jose tackle each obstacle or challenge put on his path.
Real Motivation and Inspirations
Jose learned so much about himself, and really the world, in a hard way during the pandemic. It was early on during the Covid-19 pandemic when his family all tested positive. His parent both were hospitalized and unfortunately his father passed away and that was when everyone in his family really had their lives turned upside down. It is not until you go through diversity, in this case things that other people read about, when you find out who you really are. His inspiration came from his father, who Jose remembers as strong, kind, hard-working and the best dad in the world for him. Jose decided to carry out everything he was taught not only from his father but his mother as well, who still gets to watch him grow into the amazing person he is.
One hallmark of Jose is that he decided to show kindness daily and give people the opportunity to have someone fight for them when they have no one. Jose works almost exclusively with the court appointed attorneys in the firm and with the clients that are indigent and really need consistent help without judgment. Jose notes that being able to help in this position fits his personality and who he is as a person in whole and continues to want to be in the future. Jose can see how these clients tend to struggle and it reminds him, in part, of his family and their struggles. His motivation will always be his family, who has stood by him and supported him through every aspect of his life.
Values and morals that Jose learned since he was a child not only help him work with court appointed clients, but also stand for who he is and helped to develop him into the person he is today, and he would not change his path for a thing. Jose understands things are not always easy or cookie-cutter and laughing looks to his own family experiences and explains “yeah my family is crazy, but I love them.” Jose wants to impact and change peoples’ lives for the better. When Jose is on your team you know, he is somebody who would fight tooth and nail to make sure that you get heard and are not judged for where you are when you become a client. One of his defining qualities is that Jose can see the bright future before each and every client if things can just turn around for them and the right choices are made.
Now Down to the Personal Side
Despite loving music and attending concerts and seeing live bands, you would never guess that his real love is dancing until you saw him hit the floor. Jose didn’t find his love for dance until 2019, but once he found it he never looked back. His specialty is Latin dance, and he loves it so much that once he masted his moves he went and started to teach others the moves to salsa, meringue, and bachata. He learned right here in Wilmington and continues to show his moves around the floor (along with his dance partner Mercedes). Don’t think he is a one-trick rodeo star though as he recently learned some African dances and plans to continue moving his feet to the beat.
Not far from dancing and just as physically active, Jose enjoys hiking and being in nature. At first, he didn’t think hiking would be one of the things he could like, however he found that spending time in nature helps get him out of the chaos of the world. Jose has learned that nature has its own song and he really finds pleasure and peace listening to nature’s chorus and song. In the near future he would love to move into the woods to have his own little sanctuary. In the meantime, he plans to continue to travel, hike, and find new places and learn new things through hiking. He fondly remembers one of his best hikes so far in Aspen, Colorado where he hiked in the mountains and saw a beautiful sunrise. More travel is in his future and he really hopes and wishes to visit Iceland to scratch that off his bucket list.
Although some may say that Jose is young there is no doubt that the best is yet to come. With his passion for helping others and plans to show kindness and make a positive influence on anyone he meets the sky is the limit for Jose (or at least whatever mountaintop he is currently scaling). Everyone that works with Jose knows that as a paralegal he is a perfect fit for Cape Fear Family Law. Do not go underestimating him, he may just help you change your life in a positive direction you may not even be expecting.