Marcus A. Castillo is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Florida Bar, one of the first lawyers in the state to achieve that distinction. He also has attained an ‘AV’ rating, the highest rating given by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. Since 2007, Marcus has annually been named a Florida Super Lawyer. In 2010, Marcus was listed among Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine signifying his place in the top 2% of all attorneys in the state.
From 1999-2002, Marcus served on the faculty of the Employment Law Trial Skills Program sponsored by the Florida Bar and Stetson University College of Law. From 2005 – 2007, he was an instructor for the Florida Bar Board Certification review course for Labor and Employment Law.
Marcus has frequently spoken on employment and ERISA law topics. He has also spoken and authored articles regarding commercial litigation topics.
Marcus graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 1979 and obtained his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1983 (U.S. Law Week award winner). He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a member and chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee (6A). He is the former treasurer of the Clearwater Bar Association. Marcus is an alumnus of Leadership Pinellas, class of 2007. Marcus currently sits by gubernatorial appointment on the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and is responsible for appointment of state court judges in Pinellas and Pasco counties. He is married to Linda Castillo, his wife of 27 years, and has two children: Justin, a West Point graduate and Army officer and Brendan, an aspiring actor and musician in Los Angeles.