Carla Hernandez Castillo

Carla Hernandez Castillo

Location:
Santa Rosa, California
Phone:
707-867-0404
Fax:
707-284-1390
Email:

Carla Hernandez Castillo, family law attorney and mediator, is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  Ms. Hernandez Castillo graduated from Empire College School of Law in 2011.  Ms. Hernandez Castillo was the President of Sonoma County Women in Law (2016) and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Bar Association since 2015.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with an emphasis is law and society, from the University of California, Davis. During her first year of law school Ms. Hernandez Castillo interned at the Alameda County Family Law Facilitator's Office. During her third year in law school, Ms. Hernandez Castillo participated as a student in the Self Help Access Center, which provides free services to Sonoma County residents. Ms. Hernandez Castillo was also a law clerk for the Honorable Shelly Averill in 2010, prior to Judge Averill's appointment to the bench. Ms. Hernandez Castillo started at Terre Family Law as a Legal Assistant in 2010 and was promoted to Associate Attorney in 2013 when Ms. Hernandez Castillo became licensed to practice law.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appeals
  • Child Support and Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Mediation
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Paternity
  • Parentage
  • Property Division
  • Registered Domestic Partnerships
  • Same Sex/LGBTQ Family Law
  • Step-Parent Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, 2018

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013

Education

  • Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, California
    • J.D. - 2011
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.S. - 2007
    • Major: Sociology with an emphasis in Law and Society
    • Minor: Chicano/a Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sonoma County Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Sonoma County Board of Directors, 2015 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Education, Committee Member, 2014 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Education, Committee Vice-Chair, 2017 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Education Committee, Member, 2014 - 2016
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Barristers Club, 2013 - 2017
  • Sonoma County Bar Association Barristers Club, President, 2015 - 2017
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2018 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Special Events Committee, Chair, 2018 - Present
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Board of Directors, 2015 - Present
  • Sonoma County Women in Law, Board of Directors, President, 2016
  • Listening for a Change Board of Directors, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Alameda County Family Law Facilitator's Office, Summer Intern, 2008
  • Law Offices of Shelly Averill, Law Clerk, 2010