"Atty. Carina Castaneda: effective negotiator and expert trial attorney.""Atty. Castaneda is qualified to handle federal and state criminal cases."
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States||Filipina Women's Network||2009|
|Managing Partner||The Law Offices of Carina Castaneda||2006 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office||1996 - 2006|
|Small Business Enterprise/MBE/WBE Certification Analyst||City of Los Angeles (Mayor's Office) Office of Contract Compliance||1995 - 1996|
|Judicial Extern||The Honorable Dickran Tevrizian||1994 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles||Board Member||2003 - 2004|
|Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles||Board Member||2002 - 2003|
|Philippine News||Law & Order||2006|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Leiden University, The Netherlands||N/A||International Law||1994|
|University of California - Los Angeles||History/Philosphy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Career Night||Philippine American Bar Association||2012|
Posted by anonymous
If you are looking for aggressive and top notch representation then look no further! Attorney Castaneda is very diverse in different areas of the law. It is because of her diversity she is able to accurately and successfully provide exceptional representation to all her clients.
I hired Attorney Castaneda about two weeks ago to represent a family member who was put in immigration removal proceedings after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to do post conviction relief for my sister so that she would no longer have an "aggravated felony" thus eliminating automatic bars from most types of relief. A few days after retaining Ms. Castaneda, she already had s draft of the motion and was finalized shortly after. Post conviction relief is often very tough to achieve and can take a few months if successful. In less than two weeks, Ms. Castaneda had the motions and brief drafted, had all the supporting documents, and most importantly handled and won my sister's case. Its very impressive and it's no wonder why Attorney Castaneda sets herself apart from all the rest.
In my previous occupation, I worked with several lawyers in the past but never have I came across one like Ms. Castaneda. She is very compassionate towards her clients, very aggressive in legal representation, and very prompt in returning my calls and responding to emails keeping me constantly informed and updated.
When it comes to defending yourself or a loved one, The only advice I can give is to never settle for someone who is inexperienced because for many people it's about preserving their life and freedom. Always choose a lawyer who is very knowledgeable and delivers high caliber representation... Choose Attorney Carina Castaneda!
Posted by anonymous
My case is something I want to remain confidential. Working with Atty. Castaneda made me feel like it was all going to work out and it did. My criminal case was dismissed. In my first appointment with her, she wanted to know about me and my family. She told me that the police report was not going to show the good things about me and that she needed to represent me accordingly. She asked about my job, my kids, community service, etc. I really feel you can tell her anything--she is not intimidating, in fact, she is so down to earth that you can not believe she has done so much. I would let everyone know who has a case to call her. I have recommended her to friends and if it is not her area, she is so nice, she will take the time to call you back and try to give you a referral to another attorney. I was very lucky to find her.
Posted by anonymous
Nobody recommended me to Attorney Castaneda, but I'm glad I found her through an ads in Asian Journal. She works closely with my case from beginning to end. She deals professionally with her clients & a compassionate person, more so, she's down-to-earth.
Sabrina Damast, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I am an immigration attorney, and Carina worked with one of my clients on a sentence reduction that was crucial for my client's immigration case. She was professional, persistent, and patient. I highly recommend her for similar cases!
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