As of 2010, Mr. Castaneda has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, "the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession." In addition, Martindale-Hubbell, “the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession,” has rated Mr. Castaneda AV® (very high to preeminent) for both legal ability and professional ethics. Mr. Castaneda received his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Illinois, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota, where he also served on the editorial staff of the Law and Inequality Journal. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1987 and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1995. Mr. Castaneda has lectured for the Illinois State Bar Association on “Worker’s Compensation Basics”; lectured on “Repetitive Carpal Tunnel Syndrome under recent legislative changes” for judicial training of the Arbitrators and Commissioners; and most recently lectured on “Litigation Techniques for the Difficult Workers’ Compensation Cases” for NBI™.
Reported Cases Daniel Stone vs. The Industrial Commission, et al. 675 N.E.2d 280, 286 Ill.App.3d 174, 221 Ill.Dec.373 All Steel, Inc., Appellant vs. the Industrial Commission, et al. 582 N.E.2d 240, 221 Ill.App.3d 501, 164 Ill.Dec.32. Alejandro Irizarry vs. The Industrial Commission, et al. 337 Ill.App.3d 598, 786 N.E.2d 218, 217 Ill.Dec.960