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Edward M Castro

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Diego, CA

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
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Edward Castro is a seasoned legal professional who has dedicated his entire career to the field of family law within San Diego County. Joining Holstrom, Block & Parke, a distinguished Professional Law Corporation, in 2021 as a Partner, Mr. Castro now leads the San Diego County office.

Upon completing his legal education, Mr. Castro initially directed his expertise towards domestic violence prevention. Early on, he collaborated with the nonprofit organization San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program (SDVLP), overseeing their domestic violence restraining order clinic at the East County Courthouse of the San Diego County Superior Court.

Subsequently, in partnership with SDVLP, Mr. Castro managed and orchestrated the Family Law Access Project (FLAP) at the San Diego County Family Court. FLAP, situated within the courthouse, functioned as a mediation and family law clinic, extending legal guidance and support to self-represented litigants. During his tenure at FLAP, Mr. Castro significantly expanded the program's capability to assist individuals without legal representation. Eventually, FLAP made way for the Family Law Facilitator, a public initiative providing similar services.

Following his tenure with FLAP, Mr. Castro assumed the role of senior staff attorney and family law litigator at the YWCA Legal Advocacy Program. This program's core mission was to offer direct legal representation to victims of domestic violence in Family Court. Over six years with the YWCA, Mr. Castro adeptly handled diverse family law cases, encompassing divorce and paternity actions, contentious child custody disputes, complex spousal and child support matters, intricate division of marital estates, contested domestic violence restraining order applications, and appellate review of family court verdicts. Mr. Castro's proficiency in trial practice was notably honed by the challenge of navigating cases involving domestic violence.

In 2010, Mr. Castro transitioned to the Law Offices of Beatrice L. Snider, A Professional Corporation (BLSAPC), where he served with distinction for over a decade. BLSAPC's client base primarily comprised individuals with substantial net-worth estates. Rising to the position of partner in 2014, Mr. Castro accumulated considerable experience in handling complexities specific to high net-worth cases. His proficiency extended to resolving disputes over business valuation, intricate income analyses for prominent business owners, tracing claims across multiple transactions, safeguarding assets through trusts, and managing offshore interests. Moreover, Mr. Castro developed specialized knowledge in retaining and leveraging forensic experts in family court proceedings. His accomplishments included overseeing numerous extended trials (lasting five days or more) and maintaining a steady involvement in appellate review of family court decisions, with 15 appeals and writs over the past 12 years.

Mr. Castro obtained 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 currently holds certification as a Family Law Specialist from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Castro's outstanding achievements have garnered recognition, including his selection as a Super Lawyers Honoree in 2022 and 2023, as well as his designation as a San Diego County Top Attorney in 2015. His professional affiliations encompass the California State Bar Association, the United States District Court–Southern District of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Family Law Bar Association, and the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

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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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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

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
  • 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
  • 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 (20)
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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 30 years
Virtual consultation available