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Carla Hernandez Castillo

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Practice Areas

  • 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

Biography

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.

Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013

Past Positions

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

Professional Associations

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

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney