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Devoted Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland

Meet Ernie Castillo


Unlike other defense lawyers, Attorney Castillo is a former extern for a federal judge. During this time, he had the opportunity to work behind the scenes and assist with the judicial thinking process involved in a judge's decision-making.

In 2014, Attorney Castillo became a proud member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization of the nation's premier trial lawyers who have met stringent qualifications in the areas of criminal law or civil litigation. In addition to this, our founder was honored with the Client Distinction Award for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell® and the Elizabeth Rose Bird Award for Professionalism and Integrity.

Dedicated to Fighting For Your Freedom

With such serious penalties at stake, it is essential to make sure that the legal team backing you is one that truly cares. At our firm, we are genuinely passionate about protecting the rights of the men and women we represent, and we work tirelessly to build the strongest defense possible on behalf of each client we work with. Regardless of what the situation entails, we come up with defenses that are tailored to fit every client's unique situation and needs. We strive to be the advocates relentlessly fighting for our clients' rights from the beginning of the case until its completion.
  • Available 24 Hours
  • Successful Trial Experience
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Trial Lawyers Association
  • Selected by Peers
    in Super Lawyers
  • Featured on Prime Time Television
  • Proven Track Record of Success

Protect Your Future

Begin Building Your Defense Today

At our firm, we want to help our clients in every way we can, including coming up with payment plans that work best for our clients' financial situations. We also offer free case evaluations by phone, via email, or in person. During these consultations, potential clients work directly with Attorney Castillo, rather than an assistant or paralegal. Our attorney has a successful track record of success, because we do not back down from complicated situations, and always put forth our best effort in every case we handle.

View Our Case Results In The News

  • Resolved Without Life Sentence 2013 Jury Deadlocked on Murder Case
  • Charges Thrown Out 2013 Winner of Murder Case
  • Freed From Murder Charges 2014 Murder Case Dismissed
  • Conviction Was Dismissed 2014 Murder Conviction Dismissed and New Trial Granted
  • Not Guilty 2014 Winner of Child Molestation Charge Which Carried a Life Sentence
  • Charge Reduced 2015 Murder Conspiracy Charge Reduced
  • Charges Were Dismissed 2015 Winner of Gun Charge
  • Life Sentence Avoided Attempted Murder Facing Life Sentence
  • Life Sentence Was Avoided Charged With Stabbing Murder
  • Case Dismissed on Day of Trial Child Molestation & Sexual Assault Charge

Oakland Criminal Defense Lawyer

Call an Award-Winning Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is essential that you get in touch with a powerful defense attorney right away. At The Castillo Law Office, we are devoted to relentlessly defending the rights of the criminally accused. For over 15 years, our Oakland criminal defense lawyer has been coming up with customized solutions to ensure that the futures of our clients are safeguarded.

We Will Be Your Voice in the Courtroom

By hiring our firm, you can be confident that you have a legal team backing you that will:
  • Pursue a reduction
    or dismissal of charges

  • Ensure your side of
    the story is heard

  • Not hesitate to
    challenge the prosecution

  • Make sure your
    rights are not violated

  • Fight to protect
    your freedom

  • Keep you informed about the status of your case

Schedule Your Free Consultation

You deserve to have access to top-notch legal representation, and we are prepared to provide you with just that! For more information about our services or to request your free consultation, be sure to give us a call today!

We are proud to represent clients throughout Oakland, Antioch, Concord, Hayward, Livermore, Richmond, San Leandro, as well as the Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Skills, Tenacity & Resources

Although you may be going through an overwhelming time in your life, you are not alone. Should you choose to retain our legal services, you can be confident that we possess the skills, tenacity, and resources necessary to provide you with a strong defense. Whether the client is facing charges at the state or federal level, we always go above and beyond to help them achieve the most favorable results possible.

Contact The Castillo Law Office

Proudly Serving Oakland & Surrounding Areas


1939 Harrison Street,
Suite 710
Oakland, CA 94612
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