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Daniel Stefan Castaneda

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Law Office of Daniel S. Castaneda, APC

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
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Daniel S. Castaneda was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. He has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, from Michigan State University, a Masters Degree in International Relations from Alliant International University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Since 2011 Daniel has represented hundreds of Latinos in immigration, criminal and civil matters. These include, people facing deportation, drug smuggling charges, unlicensed contractor suits and landlord tenant disputes. His experience in federal, state and appellate courts has given him the knowledge to adequately represent individuals facing difficult legal matters. Knowledge of the Spanish language and Latino cultural values helps him relate with his clients to provide representation they can understand.

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Law Office of Daniel S. Castaneda, APC
3065 Rosecrans Place
Suite 204
San Diego, CA, 92110


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Posted by Ludim Parra. | February 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
El mejor abogado de SD.
Daniel Castañeda. El mejor abogado de SD, en nuestro caso, nos ha ayudado con 3 casos, difíciles, o casi imposibles de ganar. pero él siempre ha hecho su mejor trabajo, de verdad, lo recomiendo en un 200%, les aseguro que quedarán, totalmente agradecidos con él, así como lo estamos nosotros, como familia, el mejor abogado de SD, recomiendo por la familia Cuevas Parra, Daniel, FELICES, CON SU GRAN TRABAJO, felices, y totalmente agradecidos con usted. No le doy 5 estrellas, le doy, 10.
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Posted by Jessica | September 23, 2022
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Best affordable lawyer you will find!
Attorney Castaneda has been nothing short of wonderful! Very easy to work with and gets the job done. He has helped me tremendously and I cannot thank him enough! Honest man and does his work very well! I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
Posted by Noe garcia | April 27, 2022
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Proyec manager in construction
Execellent lawyer for civil cases ....and great person....iii...//// Lo bueno de daniel que habla nuestro idioma ...que es el español y nos explica detalladamente sobre el caso del problema....y eso me gusta de el .....aunque hablemos también el idioma ingles......muchas gracias por tu apoyo daniel....saludos....y bendiciones...iii
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Posted by Pascual | April 20, 2022
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Excellent Profesional Experiencia
Daniel’s ability to fully understand and adapt to both the emotional stress and the complexity of our case gave us the comfort and confidence that we had found the best lawyer to represent us. He took care of everything needed for immigration to grant us an emergency temporary visa and later an extension. Because of his values as a human being, excellent service, and resources, we continue to employ his Law Firm.
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Posted by Cyd | April 12, 2022
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Thank you attorney!
I highly recommend Daniel Castaneda as an immigration attorney. He assisted and guided my brother, who has disabilities, through the entire application processes for naturalization. He is approachable, flexible, honest and easy to work with. We were able to call him anytime. If we had a question or any confusion he always provided us with guidance and answers. Because of him my brother could proudly say he is a US Citizen.
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Response from Daniel Castaneda April 13, 2022
Thank you Cyd! It was a pleasure working with you and your brother. I am very happy that everything worked out!
Posted by Luis | March 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
My name is Luis Martinez, I want to start off with saying that Daniel Castaneda is a great lawyer, I consulted with him/ hired him back in June of 2021, he has been really helpful and responsible throughout the entire case. He showed up on time to all my court dates. He also assured me that everything would be okay and it has been up to this point. He is a very trustworthy person, he took care of all paperwork and all my files and through great communication kept me updated. Now we are in March of 2022 and we were able to get a great deal on my case, couldn’t be anymore thankful. I would recommend Daniel Castaneda to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2021
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Excellent criminal defense attorney!
Mr. Castaneda has been nothing but amazing. He helped us with a DUI case and guided us from the first time we spoke- even before officially retaining. He gave us tips and pointers that had not even crossed out minds and that was extremely helpful in the resolution of the case. The outcome achieved was great and the communication has also been superb. He is really approachable and doesn't make you feel awkward for asking anything. He has his clients' best interest in mind, which can be hard to find.
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Posted by Leo | August 18, 2021
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Best immigration lawyer in San Diego
Daniel is the best, I highly recommend his services and advice. My experience with him is the best, he was always attentive in every step of my case and helped me throughout the process until I had my green card. Besides being an excellent lawyer, he is a great person!
Posted by Fernando | February 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
I am a general contractor here in San Diego, I hired Mr. Castañeda to help in a construction issue I had in 2019. He took my case and began working on my case immediately and without hesitation. He followed the progress on my case closely and kept me informed along the way. Thanks to him we avoided court and even got me a settlement check. Mr. Castañeda is honest and a hard worker. I would highly recommend! you will not be disappointed.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Law Office of Daniel S. Castaneda, APC
  • 2017 - Present


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2010
  • Alliant International University-San Diego Scripps Ranch
  • Master's degree
  • 2007
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Wiley W Manuel Certificate
  • The Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Immigration Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. He has successfully represented many clients faced with criminal charges or are placed in immigration proceedings. I endorse this lawyer."

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San Diego Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel Stefan Castaneda
Daniel Stefan Castaneda
Criminal defense Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 13 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available