Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nino & Mastro Attorney Profile: Joe Mastro

Joe Mastro

Managing Partner
Oakland, California
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

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D.
  • Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park
    • B.A.
    • 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

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