Education

  • Boston University School of Law.

Jaime Castaneda

Jaime is a first-generation college graduate born and raised in East Los Angeles. After earning his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Jaime spent three years as a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative for several nonprofits where he provided low-cost legal immigration services to indigent, undocumented community members throughout Los Angeles County. As a DOJ Accredited Representative, Jaime organized and conducted recurring immigration workshops in public housing complexes, schools, churches, and community centers with a focus on high need areas in South Los Angeles.

After working as an immigration legal advocate, Jaime obtained his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. While in law school, Jaime externed for Judge Deborah J. Saltzman of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California and participated in several moot court competitions, including the invitation-only Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition. Also while in law school, Jaime interned for the Consumer Protection Unit within Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) where he counseled indigent individuals facing home foreclosure, bankruptcy, and consumer debt issues. Jaime’s track record of advocating on behalf of vulnerable populations through some of their most challenging moments makes him an effective and compassionate legal advocate who is highly attentive to client needs.

Jaime is dedicated to mentoring youth from his native East Los Angeles and similarly disadvantaged communities throughout greater Los Angeles. In his free time, Jaime likes playing basketball, tennis, and going hiking.