Attorney at Law
Primary Office: Encino
• B.A., California State University, Northridge
• J.D., Western State College of Law
Nicole R. Castronovo is an associate in the Injury Resource and Litigation Group and Legal Defense Practice Group. She primarily works on auto, pedestrian and construction site cases, assisting on complicated medical issues. Nicole also collaborates on medical malpractice cases.
Prior to joining Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC, Nicole clerked at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in their Gang and Homicide Units, and spent several years working at a criminal defense firm in the Los Angeles area. Nicole’s prior work in the criminal law field is particularly helpful when there are civil/criminal cross-over matters, including obtaining restitution judgments.
Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts in History from California State University Northridge. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, she was the recipient of a Telly Award, Addy Award and a Student Emmy Award. Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western State College of Law. At Western State, Nicole served as the President of the Public Service Committee and Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Nicole was a board member of the Law Review and a member of the mock trial competition team. Nicole is published in the Western State Law Review on the 6th Amendment right of confrontation as it applies to gang cases.
Nicole lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, a Coast Guard Search and Rescue Pilot, and her son.