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Dale Castle has been practicing law for over 40 years. Dale was admitted to the bar in 1973 and co-founded Millard & Castle in 1981, which later became Castle & Monarch Family Law in 2003. Dale is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a member of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and former president of the Orange County Bar Association- Family Law Section. 

Dale specializes in all aspects of family law including divorce, property division, business evaluation, paternity matters, child support, spousal support, contempts, domestic violence, child custody, visitation, and modification of support and custody/visitation orders. Clients range from common divorce with modest estates to many of the county's elite, including professional athletes, celebrities, and those with multimillion-dollar estates. 

Dale has been AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years. This is the highest rating possible and is based upon an extensive survey of attorneys in the field, but more importantly a survey of the actual Judges who make the decisions and observe the trial skills of the attorneys first hand. Dale has been rated as a Super Lawyer for over 10 years and named a Southern California Super Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine in 2008.




Practice Areas


  1. Family: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Walter Douglas McKeague Jr

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Walter McKeague Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Charles Larry Fancher

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Castle has the skill, experience and thoughtfulness to represent any Family Law client in the highest of professional competence. I have known Mr. Castle for 33 years and have referred a number of clients to him; all such clients have been very satisfied.


    Charles Fancher Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Castle & Monarch

20 Enterprise Ste 350
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656-7104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Superb RatedAVVO2015
10 Years Excellence in PracticeSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top AttorneyLos Angeles Magazine2014
20 Years AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
Certified Family Law SpecialistThe California Board of Legal Specialization1998
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell1993
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCastle & Monarch2003 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember1973 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1973 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Family Law SectionFormer PresidentN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
University of California - Los AngelesN/AN/AN/A