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Daniel R. Castro

Daniel R. Castro
Attorney & Award-Winning Author

Dan Castro is both an attorney and an award-winning author. His book CRITICAL CHOICES THAT CHANGE LIVES has won the International Latino Book Award, the Parent to Parent “Adding Wisdom” Award, and was a Finalist for the Book of the Year Award, the Fresh Voices Award, and the Independent Publishers Award.

You can download the first chapter of this book free at www.criticalchoices.com

Dan Castro is an honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.

In 1990, Dan went to work for Vinson & Elkins, LLP, where he represented Fortune 500 companies and handled a variety of commercial litigation matters, including technical design and construction litigation, telecommunications law, administrative law, constitutional law, school law, negligent computer software design litigation, employment law, and white collar crime.

In 1995, Dan was hired away by one of his clients, GTE telecommunications company, where he was called upon to litigate multi-billion dollar matters against such telecommunications giants as AT&T, MCI & Sprint.

In 1997, Dan left GTE to join the law firm of Watt, Castro & Houser, where he expanded his practice to include intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, copyright, trademark, trade secrets, domain name litigation and legal malpractice. For the first time, Dan also expanded his practice to include plaintiff’s claims. In 1998, Dan won an $18 million verdict in Federal Court in Austin, Texas, the largest verdict ever awarded in that Court. Dan also continued to handle technical design and construction litigation, commercial litigation, constitutional law matters, and white collar crime.

From 1997 to 1998, Dan served as a Commissioner On the Austin Telecommunications Commission.

Today, Castro & Baker, LLP continues to handle intellectual property litigation, including copyright litigation, trademark litigation, investor disputes, telecommunications law, domain name disputes, trade secret disputes, licensing disputes, franchise disputes, general commercial litigation and employment law.

Throughout his career, Dan has successfully handled appeals to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.

Dan is also an Adjunct Professor At the University of Texas School of Law, where he trains students in the art of oral advocacy.

Dan is listed in Eighth Edition of Who’s Who In American Law.

Dan has served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Austin, sponsored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, and has been a chairman of Teen Leadership Austin.

After retiring from the Air Force, James then attended The University of Texas Law School in Austin where he graduated three years later in 1995. During law school, James was the National Secretary of the Order of Barristers and won numerous oral advocacy awards, including Best Advocate at the National Judge Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition in California.

Based upon his advocacy achievements, he was admitted to The Order of Barristers as one of the ten best oral advocates of his graduating class of 500 students.

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