Margaret I. Castinado

Margaret I Castinado Square

CBA Offices Held:

President-Elect (2022-2023), Vice President (2021-2022), Treasurer (2020-2021)

Professional Data:

Attorney Castinado is a senior assistant public defender at the Office of the Public Defender in New Haven. She has defended thousands of clients with criminal matters since 1999.

CBA Activities:

Board of Governors; House of Delegates District 9; Chair, Connecticut Council of Bar Presidents (2022-2023); Chair, Legislative Policy and Review Committee (2022-2023); Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee (2022-2023); Legal Aid and Public Defense Committee (2021-2022); Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (2015-2017); Awards Committee; 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Task Force, Judicial and Federal Branch Subcommittee, Legal Profession Subcommittee; Policing Task Force

Other Professional Activities:

Board of Directors, Connecticut Bar Foundation (2014-Present); President, Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association (2015-2016); Deputy President Region 1 Connecticut, Hispanic National Bar Association (2015-2019); Board of Directors, Statewide Legal Services (2017-Present); Board of Directors, New Haven Legal Aid Association (2017-Present); Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association; Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Law School:

Quinnipiac University School of Law