Tim Del Castillo is the founder and Managing Partner of Castle Law: California Employment Counsel, PC. He practices employment law and represents employees and employers in federal and state courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and in direct negotiations.
Tim started his legal career after law school as a law clerk to Williams H. Pryor Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Tim then practiced defense-side employment law for several years with two of the largest and highly-regarded international law firms in California: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Tim has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes employment cases involving wage-and-hour class actions, PAGA cases, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, misclassification, claims for unpaid wages, violations of the California Labor Code, wrongful termination, and other employment-related claims. Unlike many other employment lawyers Tim has taken a class action and PAGA case all the way through trial, and won.
Tim received his JD from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2010, magna cum laude, and his BA from Franciscan University of Steubenville, summa cum laude, in 2001. During law school he served as Lead Articles Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review, a teaching assistant for legal research and writing, and worked as a judicial extern for then Chief Judge Alex Kozinkski of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Between undergraduate and law school, Tim worked as a private school teacher, obtained a Master of Arts degree, and worked as a private school principal.
Tim is actively involved in the local legal community, having served on the Executive Committee for the Labor and Employment Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and on the Board for the Solo and Small Firm Division of the Sacramento County Bar Association. In 2018 and 2021, Tim was selected by a vote of his peers to be included in Sacramento Magazine's list of Top Lawyers in Sacramento. In 2020 and 2021, he was named a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers, which recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. In 2022, Tim was selected as a Super Lawyer.
Recent Presentations and Interviews:
- Putting in Work: Running a High-Level Employment Law Practice, Above the Law: The Legal Tech Non-Event with Jared Correia
- Arbitration Agreements and PAGA Claims: Good News for Employers, Workplace Wake-Up with Jen Shaw
- Employment Litigation: Perspectives from the "Other Side", Workplace Wake-Up with Jen Shaw
- Calculating Damages, Exposure & PAGA Penalties for Mediation/Settlement in Wage and Hour Class and Representative Actions, Bridgeport Continuing Education
- The Mini MBA for Attorneys: Labor and Employment Law Essentials, National Business Institute
- How to Become a Pivotal Part of Any Wage and Hour Practice Group, Sacramento County Bar, Labor and Employment Section
- Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, National Business Institute
- Easy as ABC?: What Business Owners Need to Know About Worker Classification, SCORE Association
- Negotiations, Settlement, and Mediation, Federal Bar Association: Sacramento Chapter