About The Firm

Based in Los Angeles, Castro & Associates is a construction litigation law firm with high-tech trial attorneys specializing in complex multiparty litigation. The firm is a pioneer in handling death, injury and property damage cases from construction defects and collapses in existing structures. Castro & Associates has proudly recovered nearly a billion dollars on behalf of our clients.

The firm has more than 40 years of experience practicing construction litigation in California with many significant firsts:

  • First successful 100' plus California landfill subsidence litigation, 10-month jury trial
  • First California "land use" case deeding state property to Malibu Little League
  • First California "punitive damage" award in construction defect litigation
  • First California "fire break failure" lawsuits destroying single family residence tracts
  • First "soft story" Northridge Earthquake collapse litigation in California
  • First successful California "gross negligence" jury trial with CC&R standards
  • First California defective "welded steel moment frame" high rise litigation
  • First URM "collapse/death/earthquake" jury trial in California (San Simeon)
  • First California appellate case establishing liability for failing to retrofit government declared hazardous buildings

To read about the individual accomplishments of each of our attorneys, click the biographies linked below:

"An exceptional litigator, who has no fear of taking on the big case or digging in and getting his hands dirty" Peter Viri, UCLA Law

When Joel litigates for owners, builders and contractors listen.

Pioneers In Multiparty Complex Construction Cases

All our lawyers have extensive construction backgrounds and experience in construction litigation. We are among the few attorneys who actually get their hands dirty by going into the field to investigate and document conditions to better prepare your case. In fact, Joel Castro has been called "the Indiana Jones of attorneys," a nickname he earned for always going into the field to retrieve and preserve evidence crucial for his cases.

Our accomplishments are well-known throughout the industry. The veteran members of the firm are among the most qualified in the Southland, earning AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating.

Our founding attorney, Joel Castro, has been featured prominently in both local and national media for his knowledge of disaster and earthquake litigation. From a recent 2017 win of $55 million, the largest construction litigation settlement in the past 10 years and going back to the 1994 Northridge earthquake, a case involving 16 deaths and 230 injuries, it's obvious our firm does not shy away from large, complicated cases.

Castro & Associates invites you to contact the firm regarding cases where our experience will be helpful. Call (310) 966-6060 , or send us an email to discuss your case.

AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.