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Edward M Castro

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
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Edward Castro has devoted his entire legal career to the practice of family law in San Diego County and has joined Holstrom, Block & Parke, A Professional Law Corporation in 2021 as a Partner.

Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Castro initially focused his practice in the area of domestic violence prevention. Early in his career, Mr. Castro worked with the nonprofit San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program (SDVLP) to supervise their domestic violence restraining order clinic at the East County Courthouse of the San Diego County Superior Court.

Thereafter, again in association with SDVLP, Mr. Castro supervised and coordinated the Family Law Access Project (FLAP) at the San Diego County Family Court. In San Diego County, FLAP served as a courthouse-based family law and mediation clinic providing legal advice and assistance to unrepresented litigants. During his tenure at FLAP, Mr. Castro increased the program’s capacity to assist unrepresented litigants severalfold. FLAP was ultimately displaced by the Family Law Facilitator, a public program that provided the same services.

After leaving FLAP, Mr. Castro joined the YWCA Legal Advocacy Program as a senior staff attorney and their family law litigator. The YWCA Legal Advocacy Program’s core mission was the prevention of domestic violence through direct legal representation of victims in Family Court. During his six years at the YWCA, Mr. Castro represented clients in a diverse range of family law matters. Those matters included divorce and paternity actions, high conflict child custody disputes, disputed child and spousal support matters, division of complex marital estates, contested domestic violence restraining order applications, and appellate review of family court decisions. During his tenure at the YWCA, Mr. Castro developed substantial experience and expertise in trial practice given the challenge of finding common ground in cases touched by domestic violence.

In 2010, Mr. Castro joined the Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, A Professional Corporation (BLSAPC) where he served for 10 ½ years. BLSAPC’s clientele consisted largely of litigants having high net-worth estates. In 2014, Mr. Castro was elevated to partner. During his time at BLSAPC, Mr. Castro acquired substantial experience addressing issues uniquely routine to high net-worth cases. Those issues included business valuation disputes, complex income analyses of large business owners, tracing litigant claims through multiple transactions, asset protection trusts, and offshore interests. Mr. Castro also acquired particularized knowledge and experience regarding the retention and use of forensic experts in family court proceedings. Lastly, Mr. Castro acquired experience with numerous longer trials (5 days or longer) and continuing experience with appellate review of family court decisions (11 appeals/writs in 10 ½ years).

Mr. Castro was awarded his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1993 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1982. He is currently certified as a Specialist in the area of Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. His professional associations include the California State Bar, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Family Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, and the Foothills Bar Association.

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Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
3110 Camino Del Rio, S., Ste. 308
San Diego, CA, 92108


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Posted by Brigette | January 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Caring, and know exactly how to win your case efficiently and effectively
My divorce was extremely complicated by financial assets and custody issues. Mr Castro helped me through my difficult divorce with conviction, strategy, and compassion. I could not recommend anyone more highly. He is definitely the best choice in San Diego by far!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2009
Satisfied Client
My case representation is ongoing. Ed castro has been an attorney for 15 years and has a wealth of knowledge concerning Family Law. I am so glad I chose him! I googled his name last year right before I hired him and there was not one bad review about him!!! Throughout the year, I have met legal professionals that I spoke with about my case and when I ask about Mr. Castro, most knew who he was and said that he has an excellent reputation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2009
Superb Attorney
Ed Castro is the finest of attorneys. He is extremely knowledgeable, well-versed, tenacious, honest and thorough. He is committed to providing exceptional representation for his clients and continually has exceeded my expectations. Undeniably, Ed has an excellent reputation and prides himself on this. He is one of the best divorce attorneys in San Diego County. He is confident, intelligent, articulate, always well prepared and ethical. He strategizes with great thought, anticipates multiple scenarios and figures out how to deal with each one. His relationships with the courts and other attorneys are excellent. Ed has an incredible legal team along his side. He takes a team approach to managing his cases and staff, is a hands on leader and a strong communicator. He has a full array of resources at his fingertips that enable him to act with precision. He and the rest of the professionals at the McKay Law Group are always accessible and are committed to their clients. The peace of mind and comfort I have had with his representation, responsiveness and experience have been truly amazing. He sets extremely high standards for himself and his staff and continually has his clients' best interests at heart. His negotiating skills are exemplary. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend Ed. Simply put, Ed Castro is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2009
Highly recommended
aggressive and knowledgeable legal advocate, protected my interests while keeping my fees reasonable


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Work Experience

  • Partner, Family Law Attorney
  • Holstrom, Block & Parke
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, APC
  • 2010 - 2021


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Yale University
  • undergraduate
  • 1982


  • San Diego Superior Court, Family Law Division
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 2000 - Present
  • San Diego Domestic Violence Counsel
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2001
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • Supervising Attorney, Family Law Access Project, Family Court
  • 1997 - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2005
  • Wiley W. Manual Award for legal work with victims of domestic
  • State Bar of California
  • 1997
  • Wiley W. Manual Award for legal work with victims of domestic
  • State Bar of California
  • 1996
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • 1996
  • Wiley W. Manual Award for legal work with victims of domestic
  • State Bar of California
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (16)
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Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed has a strong passion for the law and incredible knowledge of the law. I am constantly impressed by his insights and professionalism."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Edward is an incredibly competent and skilled attorney. He is an asset to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ed Castro is one of the hardest working and intelligent lawyers in San Diego. He cares about his clients and is a respected member of the San Diego Legal Community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward Castro is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
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San Diego Divorce and separation Lawyer Edward M Castro
Edward M Castro
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 29 years
Virtual consultation available