Monica Castillo is Senior Counsel at Tyson & Mendes’ Northern California office and works on multi-attorney team. Her practice focuses on personal injury and construction defect defense.
Ms. Castillo has ample litigation experience, representing business and individual clients at the state and federal level. Ms. Castillo obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a nationally known organization in a catastrophic burn injury case involving a child, , saving several hundreds of thousands of dollars for her client. Ms. Castillo’s broad experience affords her the flexibility to successfully defend complex matters facing potentially high exposure.
Ms. Castillo obtained her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law in 1989 and her B.A. in Spanish from UC Berkeley, with a minor in Biology. Ms. Castillo is a member of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Ms. Castillo currently serves as the Secretary of the San Mateo County Bar Association, on its Board for four years, and as chair of the Bar’s Diversity Committee. She is also a Pro Tem judge for the San Mateo County Superior Court, hearing matters on the Small Claims, Traffic Trial and Traffic Arraignment calendars.
Some of Ms. Castillo’s passions are traveling and learning about cultures, languages and foods. She also enjoys spending time hiking and exploring the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughters.
One of California’s most popular cities also has unique geographical limitations. San Francisco, a 49 square mile city surrounded by water on three sides, has experienced a high-density population boom which, in turn, has led to more vehicles and more accidents. In the United States, vehicular accidents claim about 40,000 lives annually. In 2018, there were 23 traffic deaths (pedestrians and bicyclists) in San Francisco, up from 22 deaths in 2017.