Jacqueline Castle is an associate in Lozano Smith’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Castle represents public agencies in a wide-variety of labor, employment, and litigation matters.
Ms. Castle was most recently a staff attorney serving as appointed counsel for children who came under the protection of the Juvenile Dependency Court system. She represented clients in Juvenile Dependency proceedings including detention, jurisdiction, disposition, 6-12-18-month review, selection and implementation, and post-permanent review. She handled trials including witness testimony and argument, as well as participated in settlement conferences, and researched dependency case law, statues, and court rules for motions and court proceedings. She is also experienced in conducting independent investigations, interviews, and attending IEP meetings.
Ms. Castle received her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she was named to the Distinguished Honor Roll in the Fall of 2013. She also received a CALI Award in Trial Practice and was awarded First Place Brief at the 2013 National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition held at the University of San Diego. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Law from the University of California, Northridge.
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