John S. Castro



Recently arrested for DUI in the Tampa area? Get a former Florida state prosecutor on your side.

Practice areas:
DUI and DWI, Personal injury, Criminal defense

About me:

Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney in Tampa FL: John S. Castro is an experienced attorney with the insight that comes with being a former Florida state prosecutor.

He graduated cum laude with a B.S. in psychology from Florida State University in 2001. He earned a J.D. from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Lawin 2004. While at FSU, he worked as a substitute teacher for Leon County Schools. In law school, Mr. Castro excelled inside and outside of the classroom. Mr. Castro was an active member of the John Marshall Bar Association and a volunteer at the University of Florida’s student legal services. Prior to completing law school, he spent a semester studying abroad in Montpellier, France.

Mr. Castro began his legal career with Bell, Leeper, & Roper, P.A. in Orlando, where he represented litigants in both state and federal court on matters of civil liability, personal injury, insurance defense, and wrongful death. He then returned to Tampa, where he accepted a position with the State Attorney’s Office for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. In this capacity, he quickly rose through the ranks of the juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony divisions bypassing several lawyers with longer tenure. As a prosecutor, Mr. Castro successfully prosecuted over 300 trials, hearings, and motions.

In 2008, Mr. Castro joined former Thirteenth Judicial Circuit chief prosecutor Robin Fuson in his law practice, where he represented clients on matters of criminal defense and personal injury. His litigation skills quickly gained him the respect of colleagues and opposition council alike, who described him as a knowledgeable, persuasive, and skilled litigator. He received many letters of appreciation from clients expressing gratitude for his dedication, kindness and attention to detail in handling their cases.

In 2010, Mr. Castro joined family law attorney Christina Anton to form the Anton Castro Law group. His expertise in criminal law, personal injury, and litigation represents major contributions to the firm. Together, Mr. Castro and Ms. Anton are committed to making exemplary client service and excellence in the practice of law their top priority in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, and family law.

Mr. Castro and his family have been an active part of the Tampa Bay community since 1991. In his free time Mr. Castro volunteers with the United Way’s program Hands on Tampa. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves spending time with his dog Hank.

Mr. Castro is licensed to practice law in all Florida state and county courts and for federal matters in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Payment
Fees: Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
1219 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL, 33602

Office (813) 534-4187

License
State Status Acquired Updated
FL Member in Good Standing 2005 06/17/2016

Awards
Contributor Lawyers for Literacy 2015
Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2015
Contributor Lawyers for Literacy 2014
Contributor Lawyers for Literacy 2014
Nominee Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014
Contributor Lawyers for Literacy 2013
Young Lawyer Division Big Brothers Big Sisters 2012
Young Lawyers Division Award Big Brothers Big Sisters 2012
Top Contributor Award AVVO 2012
Client’s Choice Award AVVO 2012
Young Lawyers Division Big Brothers Big Sisters 2011

Work experience
Partner Anton Castro Law, LLC 2011 – Present
Partner Robin Fuson P.A. 2008 – 2011
Assistant State Attorney State Attorney’s Office 2006 – 2008
Associate Bell, Leeper, and Roper P.A. 2005 – 2006

Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2004
Florida State University Psychology BS – Bachelor of Science 2001

Speaking engagements
College life and the law Criminal Law 2014
Youth and Sexting Criminal Law 2012
Business Law 2nd Amendment Rights 2012

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