Eric E. Castelblanco is one of the foremost California attorneys protecting tenant rights. He is the Founder of the Castelblanco Law Group, APLC. This Los Angeles, California based law firm concentrates its practice exclusively in the area of housing law, particularly representing tenants that live in substandard living conditions.
Mr. Castelblanco has obtained millions of dollars in total settlements for his clients in the last 10 years in the fight to secure their rights.
Since founding his firm in 1995, Mr. Castelblanco has represented thousands of tenants living in medium–to-large residential multi-family apartment complexes in the greater Los Angeles area in actions filed against landlords for a variety of grievances related to unsanitary, unhealthful or unsafe conditions (e.g. rodent infestations, cockroaches, bed bug infestations, raw sewage overflow, leaky ceilings, broken windows, old carpeting, no hot water and abuse from management). Mr. Castelblanco has been successful in securing for his clients numerous multi-million dollar awards from irresponsible landlords.
Mr. Castelblanco is licensed to practice before all California state courts including the State Supreme Court as well as federal courts to include the United States District Court, Central District, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Among his professional affiliations, he is a member of the California State Bar and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Castelblanco has also received numerous awards and recognitions throughout the years including Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Rating, which is awarded to attorneys that are reviewed by their peers as having the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Mr. Castelblanco immigrated to the United States and was raised in Los Angeles. He attended Loyola Marymount University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California. Following work as a CPA, he attended Harvard Law School where he received his Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Castelblanco currently resides in Los Angeles. He works closely with numerous non-profit organizations in Los Angeles fighting for better housing conditions for tenants.