Juan Castañeda is a business litigator that represents businesses, insurance companies and municipalities in litigation and investigation matters.
“Litigation is stressful for clients. As their attorney, my goals are to relieve that stress while honestly and aggressively advocating on their behalf. ”
Mr. Castañeda is an experienced trial attorney who previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California in San Diego. Mr. Castañeda also gained valuable experience in complex business litigation as a lawyer representing Fortune 500 companies for top-tier national firms, Sheppard Mullin and Mintz Levin.
Mr. Castañeda is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Southern California Super Lawyer. He has also been chosen as Best of the Bar by the San Diego Business Journal.
Prior to attending law school at Notre Dame, Mr. Castañeda was an Associate Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Dispute Analysis and Investigation Unit. As a forensic consultant, he assisted U.S. based and international companies in commercial litigation disputes.
Mr. Castañeda received his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legislation. He returns every year to Notre Dame to help at the Notre Dame Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program. Mr. Castañeda is also proud to serve as a member of Notre Dame’s Law Association Board.
Mr. Castañeda is a family man and lives with his wife, Signe and their children in Carlsbad, California. Juan is active in his Carlsbad community through his church and a thriving homeschool co-op where he teaches speech & debate.
- University of Notre Dame Law School – 2005 Juris Doctor
- University of California Santa Barbara – 1999 B.A. Business Economics
- California Bar
- AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
- Super Lawyers, Rising Star
- Best of the Bar, San Diego Business Journal
- Federal Bar Association
- Notre Dame Lawyers Committee
- Christian Legal Society
- North County Bar Association
- Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce