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David Maurice Decastro

David Maurice Decastro

also known as De Castro, DeCastro

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Litigation

About Me

I have been an attorney for over 20 years. During my career, I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in various employment, real estate and business disputes. I have had tremendous success in both jury trials and arbitrations.

Because my firm is small, I can give each case the attention it deserves so that the client has the best chance of achieving victory at trial. I never forget that your case is the most important case to you.

I also know that my clients do not want to be involved in litigation because it takes away time and resources that should be devoted to running and growing a business. That is why I provide my clients day-to-day advice to ensure their compliance with state and federal laws and to develop risk management programs.

And if one of my clients is involved in litigation, I work diligently to resolve the case without compromising the client's interests and goals. Because my opponents know that I have the experience to win at trial, I can achieve excellent settlement results for my clients.

I have extensive training and experience in negotiation and settlement techniques. Not only do I use these skills to help my clients, but I also act as a private mediator, helping others settle disputes. I mediate all types of cases including real estate disputes, business disputes and personal injury cases.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    23 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Marina Kats Fraigun

    I became acquainted with Mr. DeCastro when he was retained to represent a defendant in a contentious sexual harassment case in which I was Plaintiff’s counsel. The case was a long and difficult one, filled with difficult parties, several depositions and mediations. Through it all, I found Mr. De Castro to know the law and have sound strategies in the litigation process. However, more importantly, he always acted in the best interest of his client. Too often, defense firms churn defense cases in an effort to make more money. That was not the case here. Here, Mr. De Castro was efficient, yet thorough. He clearly advocated on behalf of his client, but never lost respect for any of the parties or the legal process. For these reasons, I refer all defense cases to DeCastro and Morrow.

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    Marina Fraigun Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Maya Shulman

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Maya Shulman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

De Castro & Morrow, LLP

20750 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 425
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199108/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Trusted Advisor nomineeSan Fernando Valley Business Journal2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerDe Castro & Morrow, LLP2005 - Present
PartnerDe Castro & Schweitz1998 - 2005
Senior AssociateJones Hirsch Connors & Bull1996 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Boys and Girls Club Greater Conejo ValleyMember - Human Resources Sub-Committee2012 - Present
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Defense of Class ActionSettlement
Defense of Class ActionSettlement
Defense of Sexual HarassmentSettlement

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
De Castro & Morrow Website - free reportThe Top Ten Mistakes Every Employer Makes That Can Turn Into a Lawsuit2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Univ of California at Los AngelesKinesiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Employer Advisory CouncilHow to Fire an Employee Without Getting Burned2013
Professionals in Human Resources AssociationCommon Mistakes Employers Make and How to Avoid Them2012
De Castro & Morrow Seminar SeriesEmployment Law2012