Ms. Castillo has been practicing workers’ compensation law for almost 20 years. She obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA in 2001, and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2004. She was admitted to the California State Bar the same year. Ms. Castillo initially worked as an applicant’s attorney until 2008 at which time she moved to the defense side and has continued to practice exclusively workers’ compensation insurance defense.
Since 2008, Ms. Castillo has zealously represented the interests of NFL teams, Major League Soccer, Angels, self-insured employers, a variety of large carriers and TPAs handling all aspects of workers’ compensation law. Her experience in workers’ compensation law includes a wide variety of matters including complex trials, sports cases, 100% cases, Labor Code Section 132a claims, serious and willful claims, asbestos cases, Independent Contractor defense, subrogation, and HCO’s. Ms. Castillo has also successfully collaborated on crossover matters of ADA and FMLA.
Ms. Castillo’s past experience has enabled her to successfully contain litigation costs, resolve complex issues and settle cases. She has successfully resolved cases at depositions, settled hundreds of cases for nuisance value, and has received a number of “take-nothing” Findings & Awards at trial. Ms. Castillo is a zealous advocate and always accessible to her clients. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Education & Memberships
2004 Thomas Jefferson School of Law (California) Juris Doctor
2001 University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)