Tabatha L. Castro: Recognized by Delaware Today Magazine as one of the “Latinos to Watch”.
Born to Puerto Rican parents, Tabatha L. Castro, is a Latina attorney licensed to practice in the states of Delaware and New Jersey. She is the managing attorney of the Law Offices of Tabatha L. Castro, P.A., a minority-owned business offering legal services and expertise in the areas of real estate law, business law, family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation and wills.
Born: 02/20/46 Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Migrated to U.S 1950 N.Y.C.
Graduated City College of New York; MS in Ed. 1972
Moved to Delaware in 2000
Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic Affairs- 3/06-6/11
Human Relations Commission- 11/2007-
Boys & Girls Club of DE Milford-2010
Commissioner Boy Scouts of America DE Hispanic Unit
Cape Henlopen High School ESL/LEP Instructor 2001
President, Hispanic Lions Club Sussex County -2006
ESl instructor; Lutheran Church of our Savior- 2007
Sussex County Child Health Promotion Coalition2008
ESl Instructor; Coolspring Presbyterian Church -2009
U.S. Census Bureau 2010; Community Outreach Associate
El Tiempo Hispano- Contributing News Associate
The University of the State of N.Y. Teaching Certificate 1972
Delaware Teaching Certificate; TESOL; 2003
Medical Interpreter DE- 2008
Delaware Emergency Management Agency (CERT)
Citizen Corps of DE. Hispanic Community Emergency Response Team 9/2007
Indian River School District; Creative Mentoring- 2008
Indian River School District; Community Partnership Committee
The Way Home (inmate community re-entry)
League of United Latin American Citizens
League of Women Voters
Formed; Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
Cape Henlopen High School 2005
De Health & Social Services; DelTech; Sussex Tech; University of Delaware; Delaware State University; Town of Georgetown; La Red Health Center; Latin American Community Center; ;
La Esperanza Community Center; El Centro Cultural , Sussex County; First State Community Action; State of Delaware; Parent Information Center of DE.; Habitat for Humanity; Delaware Council of the Arts; Delaware Art Museum; American Cancer Society; Connecting Generations; Children & Families First De. La Exitosa Hispanic Radio, Milford
Latino student achievement gap, Immigration, social justice, fair housing, health,
Hobbies: Music, Sports
Tabatha is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where she received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Legal Studies and Latin American Studies. She then went on to pursue her Master of Science degree from Buffalo State College in 1999. Ms. Castro attended Widener University School of Law and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society’s Executive Board. She also founded and became the President of the Latin American Law Student Association.
After receiving her Juris Doctorate degree in 2002, Ms. Castro worked as an associate attorney with the law firm of Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya. Ms. Castro was subsequently employed by the regional insurance defense firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin as an associate attorney specializing in the area of workers’ compensation. Currently, Tabatha specializes in real estate, injury and domestic cases, corporations and wills. She is most proud that she is able to perform her real estate settlements in Spanish, so that her clients feel comfortable and understand the transactions that are ensuing.
Ms. Castro is the Vice- President of the Executive Board of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware. She was appointed by Mayor James Baker, Mayor of the City of Wilmington, to serve as co-chairperson for the Wilmington HOPE Commission in an effort to decrease crime and violence in the City of Wilmington. Tabatha was honored at the Wilmington Awards ceremony on October 4, 2006 for her personal achievements, which strengthen the beautiful and historic City of Wilmington.
University at Buffalo, B.A. Legal Studies, B.A. Latin American Studies
Buffalo State College, Master of Science, Criminal Justice
Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Community Center
Hispanic Business Association, Steering Committee Member
American Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
Lambda Phi Delta, Latina Sorority, Inc.
Phi Alpha Delta, Legal Fraternity