5.0 stars 19 totalReview Alan Castillo
Mr. Castillo assisted me with a 2nd DUI case. My circumstances were more complex than an average DUI and Alan stepped in willing and ready to defend. He read my case extensively and knew exactly how to find the right discovery and develop a plan of action to communicate with the judge for mitigating my sentencing. What could have been serious jail time ended up being a slap on the wrist. I highly recommend Alan and the rest of the team at Barry Simons Law Offices.
Alan Castillo is an absolutely an amazing attorney!
I had an extremely difficult case. I was devastated about my DUI arrest and was thinking of the worst out come. I am a self employed professional and knew I needed to do what ever it takes to save my career, my family and my life. When I first met Alan he assured my that he would fight hard to keep what I worked so hard for and not let this incident ruin the rest of my life. His expertise in knowing the law and the legal system is second to none. He is a master in the court room. He is tireless and always exhausts every possible opportunity to get best possible result for his client. Of course I had to do my part with his instruction and gained my trust as we navigated the way though the legal system. He did more than I ever could have hoped and always assured me, through his experience, that I would make it through this difficult time. He always does what he says and he delivered extremely incredible results, even more than I expected. He literally saved my livelihood and life. Thank you Alan.
If you want the best then you want Alan Castillo. You want the attorney who knows more more than just the Law. In addition to the Law, Alan knows the legal system so incredibly well and his intuition is brilliant. I was facing a potential Felony DUI which would have had a very negative effect upon my career. I was devastated. My anxiety was through the roof. Alan convinced a very hard nosed DA to Strike a Prior, rendering my DUI a misdeameanor. My relief was incredible. If you are reading this and have a DUI you know that anxiety. I went to Law School and practiced in another state. I know what to look for in an attorney. When it comes to a DUI don't let your fate rest in the hands of anyone but the best. Alan Castillo gets results.
Posted by Dyke Huish
Hard to find a lawyer that has the skill, legal mind and experience that you get in Alan Castillo. As a criminal attorney I often call Alan to discuss cases knowing that he has the background to find answers. He gets results that others cannot. As one of the preeminent attorneys in Orange County he is simply exceptional.
Posted by walter
I am a retired attorney. Alan Castillo represented my wife in a DUI case that was complicated by our defense based upon a mistake of fact. The Orange County DA was extremely aggressive and not willing to even discuss a negotiated plea. Alan's effectiveness with the judge in a discussion between the judge, Alan and the DA was described by the judge as "robust" and resulted in the judge changing his view of the case and granting us the mistake of fact defense. Not long after that, for a variety of reasons that did not put the DA in good stead with the judge, the DA agreed to drop the DUI charge and change it to a reckless driving charge to which we agreed to plead guilty. Alan's effectiveness as an advocate carried the day and he was even complimented by the judge for his advocacy at the conclusion of the case. During my legal career which spanned some 30+ years, I served as the general
counsel to a multi-national company and worked with trial and business lawyers around the world . I can say that Alan Castillo is a terrific advocate and works extremely hard for the client's interests. My wife and I recommend him highly.
Posted by John
I found Alan during a very difficult time in my life after a DUI arrest. It was a legitimate turning point in my life as I was ready for a change. I knew my family was depending on me to get my life straight but I was facing a significant amount of legal trouble. Alan was amazing through the entire process. His knowledge and experience was evident immediately and he helped my wife and me navigate the extensive legal process. I had a great deal of anxiety because of the situation I had placed myself in. Looking back, I know that Alan was the best person to help me through this journey from a legal perspective. He handled everything like a true professional and I am glad he was in my corner. I think he truly cared about me as a client and a person.
I have 25 months sober now and as I look back on the entire experience I am thankful Alan handled my case. I highly recommend him to anyone facing a similar situation.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I recommend Alan without hesitation. He is knowledgeable, caring, and competent. Without hiring Alan and the rest of the team at Barry T Simons, I would have been stuck with a DUI charge on my record. I have no doubt in my mind that it was Alan's perseverance with my case that led to a lesser conviction. It took over a year for my case to finally be settled. Throughout this difficult time Alan always kept me informed and I felt as though I could always call if I had questions. He consistently explained things well and was clear about my options. He was very helpful at all times and gave sound advice. I am extremely happy with my decision to hire Alan.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I am anonymously writing this review to enlighten you on the spectacular experience I had while going through a very traumatic time last year. I unfortunately was arrested for a second DUI while coming home from a Christmas party. I am employed as a healthcare professional and having this conviction on my record would have heavily encroached on my ability to practice due to the proposed ramifications imposed on me by my licensing board. I was referred to Alan, Barry, and Peter from a colleague and felt immediately comforted when I walked in their office (as compared to the prior 2 attorneys I had interviewed). Alan quickly broke down my options in my case and gave me tangible potential outcomes that gave me solace from the multitude of scenarios I had created in my own mind. Over the year I was working with Alan, I was witness to the diligence Alan put forth towards not only my case but managing the collateral damage created by dealing with my licensing board. Alan and his associates were, through a collaborative effort, able to deliver the optimal result in my case. The one thing I would like to highlight is the fact that when you hire Alan, you are not only employing one attorney, you are hiring an entire team of lawyers who specialize in this specific type of scenario. During the process of dealing with my case, I by chance, came across an article written in the OC Metro rating the top law firms in Orange County and was comforted to see Alan’s firm listed in the top 5. When I finally had to appear in court, I was able to observe how respected Alan is within the judicial system. The Judge, DA, and bailiffs all referred to him by his first name and allowed him to freely navigate through the judicial process unhindered( another attorney was also present during the closure of my case and was not nearly treated in the same fashion!). After my case was closed, Alan continued with the management of correspondence with my licensing board to create closure to this extremely stressful time in my life that nearly ended my career and marriage. I am indebted to Alan’s service and will never forget his compassion in my time of need. I cannot express how imperative it is to get the right attorney during a situation like this that can change the course of your life.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Alan treated me with absolute respect, which made my legal "experience" easier that it would have otherwise been. He was personable, always returned phone calls and supported me when I was upset. Alan was also very determined to see me have the best resolution for a case of my type. He kept me informed every step of the way, which helped lower my anxiety. Alan is also a very candid individual, and from the very first meeting, made it easier for me to understand my rights. He never made promises he could not keep and in fact recommended and managed significant outcome benefits for me. Along with his other exceptional personal and professional qualities, Alan's pragmatic intelligence and knowledge of legal minutiae make him a defense attorney with whom it is easy to feel safe.
Posted by David
Alan and the team at Barry Simons office helped me stay out of jail by taking preemptive action. I kept my job, got my license back in record time, was always kept in the loop of what was happening by the amazing staff, and was treated with kindness and professionalism at every step. He knows his stuff, and is trusted by anyone in the legal circle of your DUI dealings (judges, bailiffs, etc.) My sisters friend who is an attorney actually recommended this office to me based on his friend, who is an attorney also, actually used them. I had already made my deposit so this was a huge relief when I heard this. They aren't the cheapest in the land, but if you want your best possible result and peace of mind, your money goes a loooong way here.