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.
“The Law Office of June Castellano” was founded in 1999. It was the next logical step for Ms. Castellano after an initial career in public advocay. 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 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.
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 select estates and guardianship matters in Surrogate's Court.
Recent awards and honors ...
Women’s History Month
The Monroe County Bar Association interview - April 2021
In the final week of Women’s History Month, the Monroe County Bar Association highlighted one of their past women presidents – June Castellano (2003-04). June reflects on how she became active in the association through committee work which transitioned into leadership positions, including becoming president of the county bar association.
New York State Bar Association Announces 2021 Attorney Professionalism Award
May 3, 2021
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson presided over the 2021 President’s Awards ceremony on May 3, 2021.
NYSBA presented an award for attorney professionalism to June Castellano, a solo practitioner in Rochester. The award was given by NYSBA’s Committee on Attorney Professionalism. Castellano is co-chair of the NYSBA COVID-19 Task Force to Assist Solo Practitioners and Small Firms and a past member of the Executive Committee. She is active in community service work, especially in the area of domestic violence and indigent legal services.
View the video below to see the presentation and Castellano's acceptance remarks.