Jackeline E. Castro

Staff Attorney

Caring and zealous, Jackeline Castro firmly advocates for her client’s interests.

Jackeline understands that family law cases are very personal and each step of the litigation process often has an immediate effect on the lives of her clients and their children. Therefore, Jackeline vigorously pursues efficient and creative solutions in her cases while maintaining a sense of empathy for her clients’ situations. In her practice, Jackeline advises clients on a wide variety of issues related to property division, tracing of assets, child custody, child support, spousal support, and domestic violence.


Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE, Former Member
  • Kennedy Inn of Court, Student Member, 2015-2016
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Immigration Clinic, Student Member, 2015-2016
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Elder and Health Law Clinic, Student Member, Spring 2015
  • Women’s Caucas, 2013-2016
  • DACA/Naturalization Clinic, Volunteer, 2013-2016
  • Outreach 360, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, Volunteer, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
  • Teacher’s Assistant and Research Assistant, Torts, Fall 2014

Honors & Rankings

  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer, Family Law, 2018-2019
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star, Family Law, 2020
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Pacific Law Scholarship, 75% tuition conditioned upon staying in top third
  • Public Service Scholarship
  • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Property, Wills & Trust, Immigration and Naturalization, Federal Income Tax, Family Law
  • Capital Scholar Award – full tuition academic scholarship, Capital University
  • Beller Award – senior who pursues and promotes cross cultural awareness, Capital University
  • Sande & Poro Senior Female Award – multicultural outstanding achievement award, Capital University
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honors Society for Political Science, 2011-2012
  • Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honors Society, 2012

Downey Brand’s family law practice is particularly sensitive to the privacy of its clients, thus the family law group does not discuss specific case results.

After receiving her Bachelor’s, Jackeline spent seven months in a rural town near the Haitian border in the Dominican Republic working for a non-profit focused on education.
Born and raised in the city of Cleveland, OH, Jackeline is an avid Cleveland sports fan. She enjoys playing sports, salsa dancing, and spending time with family.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Sacramento Metro EDGE, Former Member
  • Kennedy Inn of Court, Student Member, 2015-2016
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Immigration Clinic, Student Member, 2015-2016
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Elder and Health Law Clinic, Student Member, Spring 2015
  • Women’s Caucas, 2013-2016
  • DACA/Naturalization Clinic, Volunteer, 2013-2016
  • Outreach 360, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, Volunteer, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
  • Teacher’s Assistant and Research Assistant, Torts, Fall 2014

Honors & Rankings

  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer, Family Law, 2018-2019
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California Rising Star, Family Law, 2020
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Pacific Law Scholarship, 75% tuition conditioned upon staying in top third
  • Public Service Scholarship
  • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Property, Wills & Trust, Immigration and Naturalization, Federal Income Tax, Family Law
  • Capital Scholar Award – full tuition academic scholarship, Capital University
  • Beller Award – senior who pursues and promotes cross cultural awareness, Capital University
  • Sande & Poro Senior Female Award – multicultural outstanding achievement award, Capital University
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honors Society for Political Science, 2011-2012
  • Phi Sigma Iota, International Foreign Language Honors Society, 2012