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On Yelp, we are:  #1 Most Reviewed in General Litigation, #1 Most Reviewed in Employment Law, and #2 Most Reviewed in Real Estate Law. Check us out:

 With so many lawyers in the marketplace, it can be difficult to choose the right one. Visit our website at to learn more about our firm and meet our team. We also have short videos available to help you understand the process of a lawsuit.

After we filed a lawsuit in October 2007 against Apple™ and AT&T over the iPhone™, we were featured on websites around the world including,,, and We have also gone up against Stanford University, Google, Adobe, and Bank of America. Despite these big names, the majority of our clients are ordinary people and small business owners. We like representing the underdog and we like beating the odds—but we also handle simple cases as well.



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    16 years
  2. Contracts: 25%
    16 years
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    16 years



Hourly ($350-500/hour), contingent (33-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kael Matthew Briski

    I have known Damian for approximately 10 years as a colleague and have always been impressed with his thorough preparation and representation of his clients. He prides himself on his law and motion practice and with good reason. He is always up to speed on the legal issues of his clients and will do whatever is necessary to make sure things are right including taking appeals if necessary. Damian will go the extra mile and he doesn’t back down. What’s more Damian mixes these qualities with an eye for what is going to best get it done for the client. I recommend him.


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  • Alice Ann Strombom

    I endorse this lawyer. Damian is an excellent lawyer in the community and is highly recommended.


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Contact info

Castaneda & Co.

84 W Santa Clara St Ste 700
San Jose, CA, 95113-1809



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2011


    This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerCastaneda & Co.2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SMITH vs. APPLE INCCompleted
Ham vs Stanford UniversityOngoing
Google v N.T.V.SCompleted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Nevada Lawyer Magazine“Improving Your Cash Flow”2008
Journal of The Missouri Bar“Improving Your Cash Flow”2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, Long BeachN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of San Diego School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A