James P. Castles

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Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Burlingame, CA

Furukawa Castles LLP
 | 800 Airport Blvd, Suite 504
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 415-632-1584
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2018 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney James P. Castles is a partner at Furukawa Castles LLP in Burlingame, California. Mr. Castles focuses his practice on construction matters, representing clients throughout the state of California. Additionally, he provides guidance and counsel to clients on contract drafting, project documentation, risk management and strategic positioning for their construction projects. He is recognized as a respected member of his legal community and known for providing creative solutions designed for each client’s distinctive needs.

    Mr. Castles has over 40 years of legal experience and is a seasoned litigator, arbitrator and mediator. Over the course of his career, he has helped settle countless legal disputes in the construction industry. He has experience with public and private projects involving various types of buildings and infrastructure, including roads, bridges and dams, as well as colleges, condominiums, homes, hospitals, hotels, jails and office buildings.

    Mr. Castles earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian studies from Colgate University. He earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. While pursuing his law degree, he was topics editor of the law review and belonged to the McAuliffe Honor Society. Following law school, he obtained his license to practice law and became qualified to appear before all California state courts. 

    Outside of his law practice, Mr. Castles enjoys staying active in his legal community. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. In 2019, he provided pro bono legal service to the Oakland Museum of California, assisting with contracts involving new construction projects for the museum.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects, Arbitration, Mediation

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2018 - 2021

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    About James Castles

    Admitted: 1976, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.furukawacastles.com/attorney/castles-james-p/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers Distinction in Construction

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, California State Bar

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Assisting the Oakland Museum of California with contracts pertaining to new construction projects planned for the Museum, 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • KMD, Perkins + Will, SOM, NBBJ, MG2, Gensler, BAR Architects, Arup, Hornberger + Worstell, Rutherford + Chekene, EHDD, tBP Architects

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated from Colgate University, B.A., Political Science/Russian Studies, 1972
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    Office Location for James P. Castles

    800 Airport Blvd
    Suite 504
    Burlingame, CA 94010

    Phone: 415-632-1584

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    Last Updated: 5/6/2021

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