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Practice Areas

Employment and Labor Law
Workers’ Compensation
General and Civil Law
Civil Litigation
Tribal Law
Criminal Defense




Dennis Avilucea Jr

Dennis Avilucea, Jr. is an attorney in the San Jose office of Borton Petrini, LLP. Dennis was born and raised in San Jose, California. He received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 2015. Much of his experience since graduating from law school has been in personal injury and insurance defense (automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability, product defect, property damage, construction defect, etc.) Dennis has also spent time in family law, immigration law, and criminal law.

Apart from his multiple years as a civil defense attorney, Dennis’ legal experience includes numerous other practice areas of the law. During law school Dennis interned with the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe where he learned about Tribal Law and dealt directly with Tribal leaders. Dennis’ civil law experience also includes matters involving trade secrets, property rights, and appellate work.

Dennis has also defended misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in counties all around the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to appearing in court, Dennis has also drafted criminal appeals and has argued multiple cases in front of the Appellate Panels in the Northern District.

Dennis admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He was also named as a 2021 Rising Star in the Super Lawyers publication.

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San Jose State University, BA 2013

Suffolk University Law School, JD, 2015


State bar of California, 2016

U.S. District Court, Northern California

Business and Professional Associations

California State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Santa Clara County Bar Association