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Former LAPD Detective Moses Castillo Joins Dordulian Law Group

Mar 16, 2020

We at Dordulian Law Group are proud to introduce you to an integral member of our team, Detective Moses Castillo, a decorated veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department’s elite Sex Crimes Division. Following his recent retirement from the LAPD, Mr. Castillo if officially joining DLG as our new Chief Investigator. As chief investigator, Castillo will play a pivotal role in the process of securing justice for our clients, applying his decades of law enforcement experience and unique investigative expertise to some of our most important cases. 

For nearly 30 years, Detective Castillo has been a fixture in the Los Angeles community, serving as a respected law enforcement official and helping to close cases and obtain justice for hundreds of victims. During the early years of his esteemed tenure with the LAPD, Detective Castillo served among the specialized team of detectives at Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD). RHD is responsible for handling the city’s most complex and high-profile sexual assault investigations, as well as robberies, and murders.

In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of detective at the Newton Sex Crimes Division. Since that time, Castillo has devoted his life to helping survivors of sexual abuse — particularly children — obtain justice against their attackers. 

Detective Castillo spent nearly 15 years in the Juvenile Division for Abused Children. In that difficult (and often harrowing) position, Detective Castillo closed cases on criminals guilty of committing reprehensible acts against children such as physical and sexual abuse, internet crimes, child trafficking, and murder. He was a highly regarded member of the LAPD’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit, and noted for his excellent closure rate for sexual abuse cases, some of which — such as The Stuart House — received national attention.

In addition to his contributions to helping close cases and secure justice for hundreds of sexual abuse survivors in Los Angeles, Detective Castillo has demonstrated a dedication to helping others outside of the community over the years. One such example took place shortly after September 11th, 2001

Detective Castillo led a team of LAPD personnel to New York for one week after 9/11 to help first responders search for survivors amid the rubble of the twin towers. Castillo and his team spent 12-hour shifts working with New York’s Finest & Bravest (NYPD & NYFD) in the search effort. In the process, Castillo and his team not only demonstrated commodore with the city of New York and its first responders, they provided much needed emotional support during such an unthinkable ordeal. 

“We really wanted to reach out and make a difference,” said Detective Castillo. “I would go again in a heartbeat,” he added.

That’s the kind of person and professional Moses Castillo is, and it’s why we’re so proud and excited to have him on the DLG team. And we’re not the only ones who have a profound respect and admiration for Detective Castillo. 

What the Los Angeles Legal Community Says About Detective Castillo:

  • Jackie Lacey, the current District Attorney of Los Angeles County, wrote a letter to Detective Castillo commending a formal training presentation — “Investigating and Prosecuting Sex Crimes” — he gave to Los Angeles community leaders, which she attended. Lacey described Detective Castillo and the presentation as “compelling…a very fascinating and informative lecture.” Additionally, Lacey expressed her appreciation for Castillo’s “willingness to share [his] expertise and to provide an outstanding learning opportunity for professionals who work in this difficult field [sex crimes].”
  • Judge Lynne M. Hobbs, former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney and current Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, described Castillo as, “An exemplary officer,” adding, “I have seen him teach the subordinate officers and have seen how these officers listen to his direction and advice.” When recommending Detective Castillo for promotion, Hobbs said he “commands the respect and trust of all those who meet him.” 
  • Alison A.W. Meyers, another Deputy District Attorney of Los Angeles County, described Castillo as “one of the most dedicated and capable investigators I have had the pleasure of working with,” adding that she was “amazed at Detective Castillo’s tenacity and commitment to justice.”
  • Finally, Deputy District Attorney of Los Angeles County, Stacie Gravely, described Castillo as “respected, as a person and professional, by colleagues, defense attorneys, and judges.” She also expressed her admiration for his dedication, saying he “makes himself available to provide whatever support and investigation is necessary until the case is resolved.”

We at DLG couldn’t agree more, which is why we’re thrilled to have him on our team.

Detective Castillo in the News: 

Detective Castillo has been featured in numerous media outlets including: The Los Angeles Times, Telemundo 52, The Inquisitr, CBS Los Angeles, KCAL Los Angeles, ABC7 Los Angeles, NBC Los Angeles, FOX10 PhoenixFOX40 Sacramento, US News, FOX LA, FOX2 Detroit, FOX29 Philadelphia, FOX News, The Daily Mail, Yahoo! News, and more. 

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