Hortensia Castillo's university education started in 1977 when she attended Anahua University Medical School. From 1978 to 1983, she studied at the Anahuac University Law School in Mexico City where she received her Bachelor in Law. From January 1995 to March 1997, she participated in the Washington State Bar Association's Law Clerk Program. She has been an associate at Jay Carey Law Offices since 1998, and most recently studied Basic Mediation in 2011 as part of a program facilitated by the Volunteers of America.
Ms. Castillo practices in the areas of D.U.I and traffic infractions, criminal law, Guardian ad Litem (Title 11, 13 and 26 in Skagit, Snohomish, and King Counties), Settlement Guardian ad Litem in Skagit, Snohomish, and King Counties, Family Law (Dissolutions, Parentage Actions, Third-Party Custody, Adoptions), Juvenile Law (Dependency, CHINS, ARYS, Truancy, Juvenile offenders), Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 12, 13), Immigration, Real Estate, Estate Planning/Probate/Wills, Business Organization and Landlord/Tenant.
She worked in the legal field in Mexico City from 1979 to 1984. In Washington, she has worked in the legal field since 1990. Ms. Castillo became a licensed attorney in Mexico in 1985 and a licensed attorney in the State of Washington in 1998.
Ms. Castillo is a member of the office of professional education in Mexico, the Washington State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Tulalip Tribal Court and the United States District Court for Western Washington. As a member of the Snohomish County Bar Association, she has acted as a Trustee since 2002. She has also been a member of both the Office Management Committee and the Professionalism Committee of the Washington State Bar Association in 2007.
Hortensia reads, writes, and speaks fluent Spanish.