Joel B. Castro

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Mr. Castro has been coined the “Indiana Jones of Attorneys” for always getting fully involved in the case and heavily reviewing the evidence. He has been cited for his skill in complex cases setting new standards for forensic investigations. To date, Mr. Castro has tried and settled countless multimillion-dollar construction cases, has presented numerous lectures and has engagement in multiple public speaking events. He truly loves problem-solving and is exceedingly zealous about his profession.

Title: Lawyer
Company: Castro & Associates
Location: Los Angeles, CA United States
Distinguished Member


  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the California State Bar Association
  • Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California
  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member of the Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of the ABA Construction Forum
  • Member of the AGA Litigation Section
  • Member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Member of the Naval Institute
  • Law Day Speaker, Various Schools


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2015)
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2015)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Construction Attorney Flaig Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association (2015)
  • Featured , Top Rated Lawyers, Super Lawyers (2011-Current)
  • Inductee, Lifetime Membership, Worldwide Registry (2014)
  • Industry Expert, “Top 101 Industry Experts,” Who’s Who Publishers (2014)
  • Recipient, Jennifer Myrick Justice Advocacy Award (2012)
  • AV Preeminent ® Attorney Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Featured, Top Attorney Southern California
  • Featured, Top Lawyers, Forbes
  • First California “Punitive Damage” Award in Construction Defect Litigation
  • First California Defective “Welded Steel Moment Frame” High Rise Litigation
  • First California “Fiduciary Duty” Lawsuits for Design Builders
  • First California Supreme Court Case Establishing Liability for Failing to Retrofit Hazardous Buildings
  • First “Soft Story” Northridge Earthquake Collapse Litigation in California
  • JD, UCLA School of Law
  • Undergraduate Degree in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

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