Eric E. Castelblanco

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Castelblanco Law Group, A Prof Law Corp
 | 10944 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91604
Phone: 213-388-6004
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Eric E. Castelblanco is the founder and owner of Castelblanco Law Group, APLC, which has offices in Studio City and Bakersfield, California. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 28 years of legal experience, Mr. Castelblanco has established himself as an authority in housing law, as well as one of the state's preeminent advocates for tenants' rights.

    Over the course of his career focusing primarily on housing and tenant issues for clients throughout the greater Los Angeles metro region, Mr. Castelblanco has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for tenants dealing with unlawful evictions, lease issues, and problems with the condition and safety of the homes, apartments and condos they are renting. He has extensive experience advocating on behalf of tenants forced to endure highly unsanitary conditions, as well as those whose landlords refuse to make necessary repairs to ceilings, roofs, floor covering, appliances and more.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Castelblanco holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned other accolades from his peers. He has also received many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

    A 1986 graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, Mr. Castelblanco earned his license as a certified public accountant and worked as a CPA for a number of years before deciding to pursue his legal career. He then attended Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    Born in Bogotá, Columbia, Mr. Castelblanco has called Los Angeles his own for most of his life, and he is fluent in Spanish. He is also an active member of The State Bar of California and the Los Angeles Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. Additionally, he works closely with several nonprofits across his area to advocate for better living conditions for tenants.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Real Estate: Consumer
    Focus Areas

    Landlord/Tenant

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About Eric Castelblanco

    Admitted: 1991, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.castelblanco.com/about-us/eric-e-castelblanco/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Mr. Castelblanco was recognized by Los Angeles Inquilinos Unidos as the Housing Champion for 2015 for his work representing tenants living in substandard housing conditions.  , HOUSING CHAMPION, Los Angeles Inquilinos Unidos, 2015
    • Mr. Castelblanco received the Leadership Award from the Latino Alumni Association of Loyola Marymount University at their annual scholarship dinner in November 2019.  , Leadership Award, Loyola Marymount University Latino Alumni Association, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Public Account from California.  CPA from 1988 to 2003.  , 1988

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • California state courts
    • United States Supreme Court, 2018
    • State Supreme Court
    • United States District Court, Central District
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Castelblanco Law Group organizes monthly Free Community Seminars to answer tenants' questions about landlord-tenant law.   , 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Mr. Castelblanco was invited to speak to his fellow alumni at the Harvard Law School Celebration of Latino Alumni Conference held on March 3 to 5, 2017.  , Speaker, Effective Small Firm and Solo Practice Management, Harvard Law School, Legal, 2017
    • Invited speaker to the Los Angeles Incubator Consortium. I have spoken annually to each class since 2015 regarding effective small law firm management.  Los Angeles Incubator Consortium (LAIC) is a post-graduate program that supports and assists law school graduates in starting their own solo practice. Incubator participants receive the infrastructure and basic training needed to get their practices up and running, and serve the local community's legal needs at an affordable cost. LAIC is a partnership among Loyola Law School, Southwestern Law School, UCLA School of Law, local legal aid organizations and the Los Angeles County Law Library.  , Speaker, Los Angeles Incubator Program, Legal, 2019

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Secured a settlemment for 10 families living in substandard housing conditions.  The landlord paid the policy of $2 million.   The property is located in South Los Angeles.  , 2019
    • Secured a settlement for 3 families living in substandard housing conditions in December 2018.  The amount of the settlement was for the insurance policy of $1 million.  Property located in Los Angeles.  , 2018
    • Secured a settlement for 20 familes living in substandard housing conditions in Los Angeles.  The settlement was $4.65 million.  , 2018
    • Jury Verdict of $220,000 for 4 people living in substandard housing conditions.  The verdict was rendered after a two-week trial.  The 998s in the case from the Defense amounted to only $10,000 ($2,500 per Plaintiff).  The Plaintiffs' 998 amounted to $30,000 ($7,500 per Plaintiff).  The Jury awarded between $50K and $60K per person.   The Defense Attorney was a member of ABOTA.  In addition to the Jury Verdict, Plaintiffs recovered $450,000 in Attorneys Fees.  , 2017
    • Secured settlement in the amount of $2,150,000 for 20 families living in substandard living conditions.   The property was located in Winnetka, California.  , 2015

    Transactions:

    • Mr. Castelblanco has secured more than $90 million dollars in Verdicts and Settlements for his clients. , 2020

    Representative Clients:

    • Mr. Castelblanco and Castelblanco Law Group, APLC represents ONLY Tenants in their legal matter.   We never represent Landlords. , 2020

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Attorney Eric Castelblanco with a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating. Attorney Eric Castelblanco was given an AV Preeminent rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating., 2018

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    Educational Background:

    • Harvard Law School where he received his Juris Doctor degree

    Industry Groups

    • Tenants
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    Office Location for Eric E. Castelblanco

    10944 Ventura Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 91604

    Phone: 213-388-6004

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