Courthouse_edited.jpg

ABOUT US

About Us

Compassionate, Personalized, Aggressive

At Castro Legal Group, we believe that the best legal representation requires a collaborative approach between attorneys and their clients. We make sure to understand your needs, build and maintain effective working relationships and communicate fully at all stages.

 

Whether you need legal representation or consultation and advice, you will be able to take advantage of our commitment to fighting your corner, providing aggressive legal services that get you the result you want. We customize each of our strategies to each individual client, ensuring that your unique needs and situation are accounted for.

 

At every step of the way, we will keep you informed of any changes or progress with your case. Any issues that arise, we will walk you through, making sure you can always be comfortable and secure in knowing that your case is in the best hands.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Our Staff

 

David E. Castro

Founding Shareholder

David E. Castro is our founding partner and litigator, taking the lead on all of our cases. David is well-known name in the local  California legal industry, having secured results in several multi-million dollar cases throughout his career before starting his own practice.

David was also selected as Super Lawyer, Rising Star in both 2019 and 2020 – only 2% of practicing attorneys are ever awarded this particular accolade – as well as being recognized by Lawyers of Distinction. In 2020, the San Francisco Magazine recognized Mr. Castro as one of the Top Lawyer. Additionally, most recently in 2021, David was recognized for excellence in Civil Litigation by Lawyers of Distinction.

 

David is admitted and has extensive litigation experience in all federal district courts in California, where he has won multiple cases at trial and via summary judgment.

 

When he finds some spare time, David is involved with activities that benefit children, including coaching youth sports. He also enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and wine tasting.

Want to put your case in the hands of the experts?
David Castro - Headshot.jpg

Javier E. Castro

Business Development Manager & Consultant

Javier E. Castro is our in house business expert, with years of experience and success in the business consulting industry. He began his career as a commissioned officer with the United States Marine Corps. Upon retirement, he applied the skills he learned in the military and worked in senior management or executive level positions for several different multi-million dollar companies. Javier's experience will prove invaluable to the growth of the firm and to those business entities requiring a legal strategy that does not interfere with or otherwise impede their business operations. Javier will endeavor to help our attorney craft the best legal strategy custom tailored for your business.

Javier E. Castro - Headshot.JPG.jpg

Elena Peshevska

Legal Assistant

Elena graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in business administration from Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, the oldest and largest public university in North Macedonia. Elena brings over two decades of experience as an administration manager handling finance, accounting, human resources, and quality analysis matters. Elena also gained experience serving as a case specialist for a consumer protection law group where she excelled at presenting demands for settlement and communicating with all clients. Elena’s experience and schooling aids in her unrivaled ability to collect the right evidence and documents necessary to bolster our client’s position in every single one of our cases.

 

Elena’s abilities know no bounds. She has an interest in alternative medicine, healthy nutrition and is working on her gardening skills - or at least trying not to kill off what she plants! Recently, Elena tried herself in the construction arena and currently lives in a tiny house she planned and constructed herself with the help of some manpower.

 

Hellen Lougon, BSN

Legal Nurse Consultant

Hellen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Maryland, Global Campus of College Park, Maryland. Hellen has gained invaluable practical, real-world experience by working for several nationally acclaimed healthcare systems including, but not limited to, University of Maryland Medical Center, a teaching hospital that gets more than 26,000 inpatient admissions and 284,000 outpatient visits each year. Hellen has also worked in the areas of telemetry, medsurg, and cardiac progressive care while employed with other organizations like Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente.

As our in-house consultant, Hellen is responsible for evaluating, analyzing, and delivering opinions on an assigned case and identifying, organizing, and analyzing medical records. Most importantly, Hellen bridges the gap between law and the world of nursing and healthcare.

During her spare time, Hellen enjoys hiking, yoga, and travel abroad.