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Angel Antonio Castro III

Education Attorney at New York, NY

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

About Angel

Learn Angel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Education
    80%
    Angel has built a practice group of experience civil rights & criminal defense litigators ready to provide Students of all ages advice on Disciplinary Actions & proceedings related to Title IX; Dismissals; Academic Integrity; Education Rights, ETC.

  2. Appeals
    20%
    Mr. Castro has experience representing clients in the trial and appellate courts. Now he uses that experience to lead a team of litigators advising students on challenges to grades and appeals of adverse decisions after hearings or other proceedings.

Angel Castro, Esq. currently acts as a private academic advisor and counselor, providing effective consulting and/or counseling related to academic progression advocacy, grade appeals, and professional student disciplinary action; as well as, protecting students' due process rights throughout administrative proceedings at Universities and other Professional Institutions across the United States and Internationally.

Mr. Castro has represented clients in the Courts of New York State and Federal Courts in both the trial courts and on appeal as the owner of a boutique complex litigation and appeals general practice serving all of New York State and clients abroad. Mr. Castro is now dedicating 100% of his time to Youth Development programs focused on advocacy and promoting social justice, as well as consulting students and professionals facing disputes with their respective institutions or when opposing serious allegations of misconduct and ethics or academic integrity violations. As an adviser, Mr. Castro can help students and professionals navigate procedural hurdles; protect due process interests; make convincing arguments based on facts and/or applicable laws or opinions; and gather appropriate evidence to support those arguments.

Mr. Castro is very passionate about social justice and access to justice issues with a focus on uniting all people towards the ends of bettering society and criminal justice reform to dismantle disproportionate effects and eliminate recidivism in juvenile offenders. Mr. Castro is still available to take on very select Post Conviction Criminal Defense matters including: NYS 440 motions, Federal Appeals, 2255 Habeas Petitions and motions for compassionate release or to reduce excessive sentences.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Castro has represented clients facing serious felony charges, including but not limited to Felony Rape, Narcotics, and Conspiracy charges. Beyond negotiating favorable plea bargains and taking matters to trial, Mr. Castro has also represented clients in post-conviction case asserting actual innocence claims, 440 motions, and consulting clients seeking to appeal convictions after trial. This experience has proven invaluable when Mr. Castro consults students and professionals facing ethics, code of conduct violations, academic dishonesty allegations or when facing Title IX charges.

As an employment attorney, Mr. Castro has represented small (1-10 employee) and large (500+ employees) businesses in creating effective agreements, consulting on employee disputes, and defending against enforcement of government regulations. On the other hand, Mr. Castro has also represented employees in bringing claims for discrimination, sexual harassment, and hostile work environments. This experience has proven invaluable when Mr. Castro consults students on discrimination claims related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. §794), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. § 1232); and/or the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

As an appellate attorney, practicing before the New State Court of Appeals, Supreme Court Appellate Division Departments; the United States Court of Appeals of the Second Circuit, and administrative proceedings, Mr. Castro has had to interpret the procedural requirements in different venues; researching and briefing arguments surrounding employment law, contract, and civil rights issues; and orally arguing points of law and/or fact before panels of judges or administrative committees. This experience has proven invaluable when Mr. Castro consults students and professionals on administrative procedures of various institutions, protecting their due process rights, and assisting them in navigating appeals processes.

As an education lawyer, Mr. Castro has represented students of all ages (Special Ed., General Ed. and Higher Ed.) including in matters in the NYS and Federal Courts, as well as administrative matters surrounding educational placement, related services, accommodations, discrimination, grade appeals, discipline/suspension/expulsion, and other cases related to education institutions, discipline, or grievance procedures. This experience has enabled Mr. Castro to effectively advise students and professionals in disputes that go beyond administrative proceedings and appeals to local state and federal courts.

Location

A. A. Castro Commercial Litigation, Appeals & Negotiation, PLLC
300 East 95th Street
Suite 172
New York, NY, 10128

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Anderson | October 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First class
I found myself needing expert legal assistance for a life changing,urgent situation. During my frantic search for assistance, I was referred to Mr. Castro and his staff and he waived the mandatory retainer fee required prior to accepting the case and opted for a payment plan. Throughout the course of my trial, I was very thankful to Mr. Castro for preparing and guiding me successfully through the process. Regardless of the outcome of my case,I realized that as unfortunate and inconvenient the situation was, I was very fortunate to have such sturdy hands to guide me. Now it’s 4 months past my not guilty verdict and I am even more thankful to Mr. Castro and his first class associates. I highly recommend Mr. Castro to anyone who could benefit from his services and is interested in results.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++ attorney, the only I'd recommend.
I was illegally detained, had my property broken into and taken, then arrested by the same officers all without probable cause or warrant and looking at possible felony charges. My brother called Angel, whom he knew from college, Angel showed up to my arrignment with my family and successfully lowered my bail. Since then he's successfully represented me as all felony charges have been dropped and I'm finally out of that mess. Several things I noted 1) Angel has a great ability to network and gather intelligence from various sources 2) Angel is friendly, compassionate and with positive attitude which is helpful in stressful times 3) I've noticed Angel is an attorney that is passionate about helping people and correcting a system that needs to change. I expect him to do great things as an attorney and he'll probably upset some officers and judges. Haha. Wish you the best Angel, you're the only attorney I'd recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Personal Review
This is my personal experience. I was a client of his when he suggested that I give him a loan. I was not aware at the time that it is unethical for an attorney to ask a client for a loan. He wrote a contract, he signed the contract took the money then defaulted. Then proceeded to lie about Everything when I took him to court . I issued a complaint to the Grievance Committee and found I am one of seven separate complaints. He not only robbed me but also a finance company who reached out to me to participate in a hearing. He does not know how to interpret the law accurately and is the worst Attorney I have ever met. His reputation is shot in NYC so now he is out in Cicero NY where he is now on the Cicero Police departments radar. The system is so slow he is still not disbarred even when the first complaint was filed in 2018. I won a Judgement against him for over $100 k. This kind of person should be treated accordingly.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Disbarment issued in NY, 2022
updated on 06/20/2023

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • A. A. Castro Commercial Litigation, Appeals & Negotiation
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • Hofstra University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Long Island Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Angel
Education Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Angel on education matters. He is an outstanding lawyer, very through and dedicated."
Debt collection Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very responsive and up-to-date on current developments in debtor-creditor relations law. Would associate with him in the future without hesitation."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angel is a smart, competent, and diligent attorney. I would gladly hire him to handle my legal issues."
New York Education Lawyer Angel Antonio Castro III
Angel Antonio Castro III
Education Attorney
New York, NY
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details