James P. Castles

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Oakland, CA

Robles & Castles
 | 492 9th Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 415-632-1584
Fax: 415-743-9305
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (80%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney James P. Castles is the owner of the Law Offices of Robles & Castles in Oakland, California. A top-rated attorney with more than 35 years of successful trial, arbitration and mediation experience, Mr. Castles focuses his practice primarily on construction-related matters, and he routinely assists his clients throughout the state with drafting clear and unambiguous contracts to reduce their risk exposure.

In addition, Mr. Castles also provides invaluable counsel throughout the course of their large and complex construction projects to assist with risk mitigation, strategic positioning and proper project document preparation. In all areas, Mr. Castles has gained a reputation for delivering the customized, innovative strategies and solutions his clients seek while providing cost-effective support for their ongoing needs.

Over the course of his career, he has handled hundreds of cases for both private and public entities alike involving a wide range of issues, including schedule-related claims, cost overruns, construction defects, environmental hazards and more. The list of projects he has worked on is equally diverse and includes numerous infrastructure projects as well as health care facilities, schools and colleges, correction facilities, hotels, office buildings, and large-scale residential developments.

A 1972 graduate of Colgate University, Mr. Castles attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he served as topics editor for the school's law review, and he was a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1976, and he has handled numerous cases in both state and federal courts across his region.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Castles is a member of The State Bar of California and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He has also earned recognition from his peers as being among the most distinguished construction attorneys in the state, and he has received many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Construction Litigation
  • 20%Business Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2018 - 2020

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About James Castles

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.roblesandcastleslaw.com/attorneys


  • 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 Caifornia 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

492 9th Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: 415-632-1584

Fax: 415-743-9305

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Last Updated: 2/7/2020

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