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Jairo Nikov Castellanos

Employment and labor Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   8 reviews
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  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Jairo

Learn Jairo’s areas of practice.

Mr. Castellanos is a strong advocate for employee rights who understands that problems in the workplace can create some of the most troubling times in a person’s life. Mr. Castellanos works tirelessly to ensure that justice is carried out for each of his clients. He represents clients in both state and federal courts, as well as various administrative law hearings and unemployment disputes.

Mr. Castellanos’ practice focuses on representing employees, both private and public, against employers in discrimination cases. He also focuses on unpaid wages claims, unpaid overtime claims, whistleblower claims, and contractual disputes.

Mr. Castellanos is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. During law school, Mr. Castellanos focused his studies on labor and employment law. Mr. Castellanos participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, which helps low-income workers recover unpaid wages. Mr. Castellanos also completed a summer internship with the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s employment department.

While in law school, Mr. Castellanos also gained invaluable legal research and writing experience by serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. Mr. Castellanos has demonstrated a strong commitment to fighting for social justice and giving back to the community by participating in various pro bono activities throughout his law school career.

As an attorney, Mr. Castellanos has devoted himself exclusively to labor and employment. As a testament to this he is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations, has been voted on of the Top Employment Attorneys in Austin according to Austin Monthly from 2019 through 2022, and has been named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in 2022 and 2023.

Mr. Castellanos is honored to have the opportunity to serve Texas workers in their employment disputes. Mr. Castellanos looks forward to continuing his fight against social injustice in Texas.

Mr. Castellanos is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is admitted to practice in all Federal District Courts in Texas, as well as all Texas state courts.

Location

Wiley Walsh, P.C.
1011 San Jacinto Blvd Ste 401
Austin, TX, 78701-2431

Reviews

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Posted by David | March 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful case
Jairo Castellanos with the assistance of Harjeen Zibari represented me on a legal issue and they did and exceptional job resolving the issue. Jairo was very detailed in the explanation of the process, the possible outcomes and offer great legal console when I needed to make a decision. The communication between myself and the firm's lawyers was great, they kept me informed during periods of inactivity in the case and answered my questions quickly and in detail. I highly recommend this firm to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I was represented by Mr. Castellanos. He was extremely comforting in a very difficult time and put together an excellent strategy from the beginning that really made me feel more at ease. Mr. Castellanos was courteous and extremely punctual in all of our interactions.
Posted by Karla | December 2, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
THE TRUTH
I had a consult with mr. Castellanos. I needed to hear if i had a case. Period. No fluff. He stated statutes in which my case could potential align with and what areas it could not. I liked how he answered my questions in which I could understand. He made it clear that it was my decision to go fowards or decide not to pursue my possible case- complete autonomy. Thank you Mr. Castellanos! Thank you for listening and treating me as a valued person.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2021
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Mr. Jairo Castellanos was incredible. He was thorough, knowledgeable, extremely professional and efficient with my time. He asked questions that got to the bottom of the concern. I have not ever met with any attorney that I was this impressed with. I only wish he did more than just employment law, so I could hire him to help with everything. Truly amazing attorney. More than pleased with my consult. I am very clear on my options. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney for employment law.
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Posted by Christopher Huber | July 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DETAIL FOCUSED
Jairo Represented me and Was Very Thorough In my Case, he was Always willing to be Very Clear in answering any Questions I had or offering Options to settle my Case; I Strongly Suggest Him.
Posted by Chris | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable
I sought counsel as I had left my job because of unethical requests my employer had made of me. Jairo was honest about my prospects and set my mind at ease at what needed to be done. I have yet to hear back from TWC regarding my unemployment appeal due to their backlog. Regardless, he represented me well during the hearing and I am satisfied regardless of the outcome.
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Posted by Lesley | August 26, 2019
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Very Effective Lawyer
Jairo recently helped me settle a dispute with my employer. When I first met him, I was apprehensive due to the sensitive nature of the situation. Jairo made me feel very at ease, was super informative, helpful and even had me laughing at some points. He is not your typical lawyer who sees you as another case. Jairo sees you as a person and is very sympathetic to your situation and helps you navigate the best possible outcome. He definitely went way above and beyond what I expected and with regards to follow ups, I received multiple calls and emails and I felt like a valued customer. He is organized, concise, professional and effective. I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jairo Castellanos, zealous advocate
Jairo Castellanos is a dream to work with. He is always on top of his cases, shoots straight, is great with frequent and timely communications, and most importantly is a pragmatist. Jairo is also a trusted guide and zealous advocate for his clients. If I were facing an employment law issue and needed representation, I would not hesitate to engage him.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Nevada
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Associations

  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • Texas Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Texas Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Verdicts, Settlements, Court & Arbitration Awards
  • TopVerdict
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Verdicts, Settlements, Court & Arbitration Awards
  • TopVerdict
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • 2015
  • Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • Co-Author: FLSA Year in Review Presentation Texas Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jairo Castellanos is an exceptional advocate for his clients, and I would gladly trust him to handle a case on my behalf or on behalf of a friend or family member. His straightforward, no-nonsense approach to the law is something I greatly admire. Jairo is definitely not one to beat around the bush, and as a result, he is able to achieve great results for his clients. I had the pleasure of working with Jairo previously, and I know that in addition to being a smart and highly capable attorney, he truly cares for his clients and shows them kindness and empathy."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Austin Employment and labor Lawyer Jairo Nikov Castellanos
Jairo Nikov Castellanos
Employment and labor Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 8 years
Virtual consultation available