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Dina M Castillo Ward

Immigration Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Astera Law Group
801 N Magnolia Ave
Suite 416
Orlando, FL, 34787

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Posted by Ryan | November 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific, responsive, caring, and knowledgeable attorney!
We are still waiting final decision in our case, but Ms. Ward has been a steady bridge over the rough waters of the immigration process. I have nothing but complete faith in her ability, skill, dedication, and knowledge in this process and she, as well as the entire office staff, have been nothing but a pleasure to work with. While ours is a relatively "simple" case, I have no issues with highly recommending Dina for any case. It feels more like a partnership reaching a goal than a simple hiring of an attorney, which is a very comforting feeling. The initial consultation was completely without pressure, unlike some other attorneys we spoke with in the past, and solidified my confidence in her. She has always been very responsive to our questions and concerns, providing reliable counsel with fact and professional opinion, which we have come to trust implicitly. Dina will be our counsel from here on out on any immigration issue that we may face in the future, and if you are looking for a recommendation, I will personally give her my highest possible!
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Posted by Dinu | June 21, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Thanks for advice
Help me with advice in delicate case, i get removed order of cancelation from my driver licence and extended for 8 years instead of 1 year while my asylum was granted Thanks again With best regards Dinu
Posted by Roy | June 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very trustworthy and professional immigration attorney
Ms Dina Ward handled our case very professionally - she advised us keeping our best interest in mind. She is very trustworthy and knowledgeable - with her my peace of mind was assured. Highly recommend for immigration and other legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful Permanent Resident
Dina is really an excellent knowledgeable Attorney. I had a pending immigration case that made my I-485 status change application complicated. That did not deter Dina. She continued to work diligently on my case until my green card was released. She was always accessible and gave my husband and I a one on one attention. I will definitely recommend her for anyone who has any kind of immigration case. She is really a great lawyer.
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Posted by Carlos RIOS ZERTUCHE | December 16, 2014
I thank you for obtaining our green cards !
Dina Castillo and her extensive knowledge, speedy response and attentive service took away all our fears of dealing with immigration. She is very generous with her time in explaining every step along the way and I have already and will in the future recommend her to anybody who is looking for an immigration lawyer. We can not thank you enough for your exceptional service and prompt responses that you provided from the first day until the end of the process. Thank you Dina
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2014
Wow- An Honest Lawyer with both ability and a heart too!!!
Dina worked on my case at Brandt Immigration. At first I was hesitant because she wasn't Chad Brandt. But he told me to trust his judgment and she proved him right. Dina responds to my emails the same day. She is really smart and hard working, but her honesty and genuine concern for me really stands out. Hire this firm and Chad Brandt or Dina will help you!
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Work Experience

  • Co-Founder
  • Astera Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Law Office of Chad M. Brandt
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Unger Law Group
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • SilzerLaw Chartered
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • SilzerLaw Chartered
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Intern
  • U.S. Department Of Justice, Executive Office Of Immigration Review
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Client Service Manager
  • SilzerLaw Chartered
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Immigration Information Officer
  • Department Of Homeland Security Uscis
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Records Technician/Intern
  • Department Of Homeland Security Uscis
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 AILA Central Florida Chapter Annual Conference
  • Fundamentals of Family Based U.S. Immigration
  • 2015
  • 2014 AILA Central Florida Chapter Annual Conference
  • Introduction to Crimmigration for the Newer Practitioner
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Dina's experience as a former employee at USCIS, her time clerking at the immigration court, and legal experience give her an edge. But what really sets her apart is her work ethic and passion for getting great results for her clients in a caring manner."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Castillo Ward is one of the most dedicated and professional immigration attorneys I know. She is very dedicated to her clients and does not let any small detail slip through the cracks. Ms. Castillo Ward took over some cases for me while I was on maternity leave and did an absolutely fantastic job. She would make an excellent advocate for any client in the immigration field."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Castillo Ward is an extremely knowledgeable Immigration law attorney who handles her cases with utmost professionalism. Her past experiences as a Judicial Intern for Immigration Court and as an officer for USCIS, provide her with exceptional insight in immigration matters that few others have. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."