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Edwin Castellanos – Attorney & Managing Partner of the law firm of Castellanos & Associates, APLC. He is an experienced divorce lawyer in Los Angeles, California and has been practicing exclusively in the area of divorce and family for over 19 years. Edwin’s practice includes but is not limited to complex divorce litigation, custody matters, child relocation issues also known as “move away” cases, child and spousal support issues, including child support services department matters and driver’s license suspension for non-payment of child support, post judgment modifications, paternitydomestic violence and guardianship cases.


One of the biggest advantages to Edwin’s representation is his early education and experience in business and accounting. Edwin Castellanos received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting from New York University’s prominent Stern School of Business. After working in New York City’s financial district, Edwin went on to attend Boston University School of Law. In 1995, Edwin earned his J.D. Degree from Boston University School of Law.


Throughout Edwin’s years of experience in divorce matters he has learned that going through a divorce can lead to serious financial ruin if you depend upon an advisor with little to no knowledge of the financial implications of your divorce. This is especially the case when you depend upon legal document providers or other non-attorneys to handle your divorce when there are too many complex issues to resolve. Edwin’s combined years of experience in complex divorce matters coupled with his early educational and work-related experience in financial matters benefits his clients tremendously when there are high-asset or other complex financial issues at stake in your divorce.


Edwin embodies the values of knowledge, professionalism and experience; yet, Edwin remains approachable to his clients and all members of the community, professional and non-professional alike. His background is a reflection of the community he serves and an example of the same hard work and dedication he throws into his cases each day.


Edwin was born in Quito, Ecuador. Before the age of 4, Edwin moved with his family to the United States and was brought up by hard working Ecuadorian parents in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. Edwin was raised in a predominately working class community situated between Flatbush Avenue and Borough Park. He lived in a tough urban environment but was taught the importance of hard work and education from an early age.


One of the unique aspects of Edwin’s practice is his ability to share his knowledge and experience with residents from Latino communities around Southern California. As you might imagine, being raised in a traditional Latino family, Edwin was taught to speak Spanish fluently at home while speaking English in school. Edwin is one of a handful of Spanish-speaking Latino lawyers in Los Angeles practicing exclusively in divorce and family law who can assist Latinos with divorce and family law issues in their native Spanish language.


When you walk through the doors of our law firm, we believe you will recognize Edwin as a professional and highly effective divorce and family law attorney who remains extraordinarily accessible to the community he serves. Edwin is probably one of the most recognizable and respected faces among Los Angeles area judges and lawyers alike in downtown family court in Los Angeles.


Edwin is proud to call Southern California his home, where he lives with his wife and fellow attorney, Sally Vazquez-Castellanos, and their two young daughters.


                If you need assistance with a divorce, child custody or another family law concern, contact a Divorce Lawyer in Los Angeles from the law firm of Castellanos & Associates, APLC today to schedule your free initial consultation, or you can email Divorce Attorney Edwin Castellanos at


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
    20 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    19 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    20 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    20 years
  5. Family: 20%
    20 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Gerard Alan Fierro

    I endorse this lawyer. I have dealt with Mr. Castellanos on a divorce case. He always conducts himself with the highest professional ethics and integrity and dedicates himself to his client's best interest.


    Gerard Fierro Child custody Attorney
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    Joseph Angeles
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Contact info

Castellanos & Associates, APLC

6300 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1740
Los Angeles, CA, 90048


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaThe Legal Network2016
Certificate of AchievementLos Angeles Superior Court2015
Family Law "10 best" AttorneyAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Daily Settlement OfficerLos Angeles Superior Court2014
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Admission to Central District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCastellanos & Associates, APLC1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles Superior CourtDaily Settlement Officer2014 - Present
Mexican American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Child Support Services DepartmentJudgment of non-paternity
Dissolution of MarriageFavorable results at trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
New York UniversityAccounting/FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Conference or EventAvailable for Speaking Engagements2014