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We asked Jairo N. Castellanos, an experienced Trial Attorney in the Austin office of Wiley Walsh, P.C., to impart his candid answers to a range of questions. After reading, you will be more more informed on the well-respected reputation that Mr. Castellanos carries.
1. Why did you start practicing labor and employment law?
I think labor and employment law is a fascinating part of the law that impacts everyone. Most people spend nearly as much time at work as they do with their family.
2. Who is your favorite Supreme Court Justice?
My favorite sitting justice is Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
3. What skills do you value as an employment attorney?
I think an important skill to have as an employment attorney is the ability to tell people’s stories. It is important to be able to effectively convey entirety of the case beyond the legal aspects of it.
4. What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
I like to read fiction and spend time with my daughter.
5. What’s your favorite legal movie
That is a toss-up between A Civil Action and My Cousin Vinny.
6. What’s your favorite legal TV show
Always Sunny in Philadelphia when they are discussing bird law.
7. Have you ever learned something from one of your clients?
I’ve learned that there is no one size fits all solution to dealing with issues. Much like there is no one size fits all way of approaching a problem.
8. If you could argue any case in history, what would it be?
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
9. What do you most want your clients to know about you?
That in me they can find someone that will fight his hardest for them regardless of the outcome.
10. Who’s your favorite judge?
Former Chief Justice John Marshall
Jairo N. Castellanos is a Trial Attorney in the Austin office of Wiley Walsh, P.C. He graduated from The University of Nevada in Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in 2009. Mr. Castellanos then graduated from The University of Texas School of Law in 2015. Mr. Castellanos is fluent in English and Spanish.
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