Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Meet Our New Attorney: Jennifer Gastelum
De Castroverde Law Group is committed to providing the Las Vegas community with outstanding representation, and we wouldn’t be able to do that without our top-notch attorneys. We pride ourselves on having a team of knowledgeable, experienced, and effective lawyers, and we are excited to announce a new addition to our firm: Attorney Jennifer Gastelum.
Jennifer is a first-generation American whose parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico before she was born. From a young age she understood the importance of getting a good education and she worked hard to achieve her goals. Jennifer’s family moved to Las Vegas in 1996 and she attended Rancho High School. Her scholastic achievements earned her two Career Day Latin Chamber of Commerce Scholarships and the Millennium Scholarship upon her graduation from high school.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated cum laude. She then began studying law at the Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas, and in 2011 was recognized as Student of the Year for her work with Boyd’s Community Service Program. As part of the program, Jennifer used her fluency in Spanish to teach divorce and custody classes for underprivileged litigants.
While earning her law degree Jennifer also participated in Boyd’s Legal Education Assistance to Prisoners by teaching legal education classes for Nevada inmates. She gained further legal experience by clerking for the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s domestic violence unit, supporting victims of domestic violence in family law disputes. Jennifer also completed externships at the Clark County Public Defender’s Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During her final semester at the Boyd School of Law, Jennifer took part in Boyd’s Family Justice Clinic by representing underprivileged family law litigants.
Jennifer received a CALI award for earning the highest grade in her legal writing and analysis course, and graduated in the top third of her class in 2013. After earning her law degree, Jennifer was licensed to practice law by the Nevada State Bar and the Arizona State Bar.
Jennifer provides outstanding legal counsel to both English and Spanish speaking clients in the areas of criminal defense, family, and personal injury law, and we are proud to have her join De Castroverde Law Group. To learn more about Jennifer and the rest of our excellent attorneys, visit our Firm Overview page!