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John A. Castro


(415) 875-4322
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2010

  • Executive Articles Editor and Symposium Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
  • CALI & Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence, Criminal Law & Disability Law
  • External Political Chair, Hastings La Raza Law Students Association
  • Hastings Pro Bono Society (Financial Coordinator, A Day at Law School and Diversity Outreach Day)

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Philosophy, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005

John A. Castro is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gordon & Rees. He is a member of the Construction Practice Group. He has experience representing the interests of architects, owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in all facets of pre-dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation. This includes pre-litigation investigation and case analysis, formal litigation including discovery, settlement negotiation and case evaluation, motion practice, and trial. Mr. Castro also has prior experience at the California appellate level.

In his practice Mr. Castro has handled issues relating to contracts and insurance, construction (including defect, delay, repair, reconstruction, betterment, mechanics liens, and licensing issues), negligence (including causation and joint and several liability), products liability, and indemnity (both contractual and equitable). Mr. Castro has represented clients in both commercial and residential settings.

Mr. Castro previously worked on civil trials as a research attorney at San Francisco Superior Court. While there he worked in the Department of the Presiding Judge for the Honorable James J. McBride, and later for the Honorable Katherine Feinstein. During the same period he worked on misdemeanor appeals and civil writs for the Appellate Division. As a student, Mr. Castro was the Executive Articles Editor and Symposium Editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. While in law school, Mr. Castro externed for the Honorable A. James Robertson, II at San Francisco Superior Court.




  • Associated General Contractors of California, Legal Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Earl Warren American Inn of Court (2014)