About June Castellano
June M. Castellano received her undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, with a double major in economics and political science. She received her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. Ms. Castellano was admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts. She is certified in collaborative law and attorney mediation.
Ms. Castellano has a keen interest in public advocacy. Prior to private practice, she worked at the Greater Upstate Law Project, a not-for-profit public interest legal corporation, with a statewide focus on legal issues affecting low-income individuals and families. At the Law Project she handled federal and state cases concerning women and children's rights, especially in the areas of domestic violence and child support. She assisted lawyers and paralegals in legal aid programs, legal services offices, and law school clinics throughout New York State on all facets of litigation. She advocated on the federal, state, and local level on legislative and administrative matters. She developed and delivered trainings for legal services attorneys and human services professionals. She co-authored and developed the first Violence Against Women Act funding grant in Monroe County.
“The Law Office of June Castellano” was founded in 1999. It was the next logical step in Ms. Castellano’s legal career. She embraced the challenge of establishing her own firm and growing a private family law practice that she alone would shape. She chose a Brighton location, just outside of Rochester and off an expressway exit, as a convenience for clients. She stressed a personalized approach to her representation that continues to this day. The Law Office places a strong emphasis on educating its clients about their rights and responsibilities under the law. As a philosophy, the Law Office seeks to empower clients so they are partners in making informed decisions in negotiations and in charting legal strategies in litigation.
Ms. Castellano has handled many cases for individuals pursuing divorce, custody, child support, and spousal support. She has provided post-divorce and pre-nuptial counsel. She has been appointed by judges in both Family and Supreme Court to represent children in custody and divorce matters.
The Law Office has increased the services it offers to individuals to now include collaborative law and attorney-based mediation.
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Women’s History Month
The Monroe County Bar Association interview - April 2021
In our final week of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting two more women presidents – June Castellano (2003-04) and Carolyn Nussbaum (2019-20). June reflects on how she became active in the association through committee work which transitioned into leadership positions, including becoming president of the MCBA. Carolyn discusses the beginning of her career and being a woman in commercial litigation at that time. She also discusses being president when COVID-19 first entered our world more than a year ago.