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Joseph Anthony Castagnola

Joseph Anthony Castagnola

Highly experienced and educated attorney and mediator who achieves results.
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning ...
  • California
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Summary

Mediation: Mediation is not "one size fits all" and Joe works with the parties to develop effective solutions for their unique situation.
Joe will mediate disputes in the areas of: family law, landlord/tenant, business disputes, disputes with an emphasis on real estate or insurance issues, and interpersonal disputes.
It is important to Joe that he works with parties engaged in a dispute where mediation is appropriate. Therefore he does not charge for initial consultations. Mediation is often recommended prior to the more aggressive step of legal action. Joe has an efficient and productive mediation style, maintains neutrality at all times, & is completely dedicated to facilitating success.

Real Estate: With over twelve years of real estate sales/mortgage experience as a broker, Joe brings a dynamic to real estate transactions that most attorneys can't & that no real estate agent can.
Give Joe a call about any real estate transaction including FSBOs for a free consultation. Get better results with a real estate attorney on your side.

Estate Planning: We all need to face it; we all need to plan for what happens next to ensure our future goals are achieved. Because tomorrow is not a guarantee, let's begin planning for tomorrow, today.

Unlawful Detainer: No one wants to go through the eviction process. Often, mediation between a landlord and tenant can produce a better result. However, where eviction is the correct course of action, you need an attorney dedicated to your results.

Personal Injury Law: You were injured & it's not your fault. Now you are entitled to whatever compensation is necessary to put you back in the position you would have been in had you not been injured.

Family Law: Family Law can be challenging at times, but doesn't need to be. Attitude, the ability to stay rational with the facts, & common sense can easily help this often volatile area of the law into a seamless transition of the next phase of your life.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Personal Injury
    Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Hourly rates and contingent fees will depend on the case.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Mediation Rates: $250.00 per hour for the first two hours and then $350.00 per hour thereafter. A $500.00 deposit is required prior to the mediation session. Cancellation/Postponement Policy: When the mediation has been scheduled and a cancellation/continuance occurs the deposit will be refunded except for time incurred if I can re-reschedule the time with another matter or if notice is given fifteen (15) or more days in advance. Otherwise, if the cancellation or postponement occurs within fifteen (15) days of the mediation date, the parties will be responsible for the deposit. The cancellation policy exists because time reserved and later cancelled generally cannot be replaced. Mediation Financial Assistance Program: Through the Mediation Financial Assistance Program, you may qualify for a reduction of up to $100 per hour in your mediation fees. Ask about the Mediation Financial Assistance Program when you contact us for more info.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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Education
Northwestern California University School of Law
J.D. (2013)
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Professional Associations
Sonoma County Bar Association
- Current
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California State Bar  # 317368
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Sonoma County Mediator
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Petaluma Mediator
Contact & Map
133 1/2 Kentucky St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Telephone: (707) 738-7334