Mr. Mastro grew up around the Bay Area. He graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He sat for and passed the California State Bar Examination on his first attempt.
Thereafter, Mr. Mastro became a Deputy Public Defender in San Joaquin County (Stockton, Tracy), representing indigent clients in all manner of criminal cases.
After opening his own criminal-defense law practice, Mr. Mastro partnered and teamed with Mr. Nino to bring clients as comprehensive and vigorous a representation as possible.
Mr. Mastro is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program, through which he represents indigent clients in all of the criminal courts of Alameda County. He has represented thousands of clients, with exceedingly positive results.
He is licensed and insured to practice throughout California, as well as in the federal courts of the Northern District of California.
Mr. Mastro enjoys life enough to understand that it is his job to get his clients back to their lives as quickly as possible.
Areas of Practice
95% Criminal Defense
5% Family Law
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Major: Liberal Studies
Honors and Awards
Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center Pro Bono Award
Professional Associations and Memberships
Alameda County Bar Association's Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program, Member
Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), Member
Past Employment Positions
The Law Office of Joseph Odysseus Mastro, Solo Practitioner/Managing Attorney
San Joaquin County Office of the Public Defender, Deputy Public Defender
Pro Bono Activities
Pro bono legal representation through the ACBA's Volunteer Legal Services Corporation
HIV/AIDS & STI prevention volunteer work with the Stop AIDS Project in San Francisco, CA