Juris Doctor, 2005
Notre Dame Law School
B.A., 1999 University of California Santa Barbara
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Notre Dame Law Association Board
Juan Castañeda is a business litigator that represents businesses, investors, boards of directors and executives in litigation, internal investigations and pre-dispute strategy on sensitive business matters through his boutique law firm, Venture LLP. Juan is an AV Preeminent rated lawyer through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a Southern California Super Lawyer.
Juan received his Juris Doctorate from Notre Dame Law School where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Legislation and obtained his B.A. in Business Economics from UCSB. Prior to attending law school at Notre Dame, Juan was an Associate Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Dispute Analysis and Investigation Unit. Juan is an experienced trial attorney who previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California in San Diego.
On a personal side, Juan is a first-generation immigrant from Peru. As a Latino and an immigrant, Juan has taken his father's advice to "never forget where you came from" and given back to those in need through various pro-bono civil rights and immigration matters as well as community development initiatives aimed at building community for the common good. Juan has been happily married to his wife, Signe, for over 19 years and is most proud of the family environment they have created in raising their 6 children. Juan lives and practices law in Carlsbad, California and actively serves his faith community through his church, North Coast Calvary Chapel.