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Joseph D Castagno

Practice areas:

Family, Child Custody, Domestic Violence

About Me


Joseph D. Castagno


(949) 487-5255




Born:May 1, 1959-  Torrance, California

Education:Loyola Marymount University- B.A. (English), 1980

Loyola Law School (Los Angeles)- Juris Doctorate, 1983

Admissions:All California State Courts- 1983

Federal District Court-  Southern District of California- 1983

Federal District Court-  Central District of California- 1984

Distinctions:Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem

Los Angeles County Superior Court Family Mediator

Court Appointed Counsel to Represent Minors

Associations:Rotary International

California Bar Association

Laguna Niguel Business Club

South Orange County Bar Association- Secretary, 1995-1996

South Orange County Bar Association- Treasurer, 1996-1997

South Orange County Bar Association- Vice President, 1997-1998

South Orange County Bar Association- Bd of Directors, 1999-2000

                Busniess Network International- 2003-present         

Representative Clients

         Tony Martin- National Football League 

Jamal Williams- National Football League

Gasco Federal Credit Union

Whittier Gentelco Federal Credit Union

Osmar Jewelers


History:Law Offices of Gary R. Carlin- January, 1984 to October, 1984

Solton, Jacobs & Castagno- November, 1984 to December, 1992

(Managing Partner- 1990-1992)

Tredway, Brandmeyer & Lumsdaine- January, 1993 to March, 1994


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Family: 65%
    32 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    32 years, 750 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    32 years, 100 cases

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Walter Douglas McKeague Jr

    I endorse this lawyer.


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

  • Lawrence Hindin Geller

    I gladly endorse this lawyer. I have had cases in opposition with Joe and each time I found him to be a formidable opponent, yet courteous, professional and of high integrity. He is a quality attorney and a gentleman.


    Lawrence Geller Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

1181 Puerta Del Sol
Suite 140
San Clemente, CA, 92673




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Amjur Award- TaxationAmjur1982
Amjur- Civil ProcedureAmjur1981

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Joseph D. Castagno1994 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1999 - 2000
South Orange County Bar AssociationVice President1997 - 1998
South Orange County Bar AssociationTreasurer1996 - 1997
South Orange County Bar AssociationSecretary1995 - 1996
South Orange County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Marymount UnivN/AundergraduateN/A
Loyola Law SchoolN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly meeting of South Orange County Bar AssociationCrossover Pitfalls to Avoid in Domestic Violence Cases2003