Gastélum Law fights for the preservation of rights by seeking justice for our clients and helping them navigate the legal process with dignity.

We will seek the truth and get you justice.

Practice Areas

CIVIL RIGHTS

SEXUAL ABUSE

CATASTROPHIC INJURY

WRONGFUL DEATH

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Denisse O. Gastélum

Experienced civil rights litigator

who employs her defense experience to achieve justice.

Advocate who collaborates

with diverse stakeholders to propose innovative strategies and solutions.

Effective communicator

who works with community leaders to educate and mobilize community members.

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Results

Denisse O. Gastélum has been instrumental in securing many victories in high profile cases, including:
Civil Rights | Inmate-on-Inmate Violence
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Settlement on behalf the family of a man who suffered a brain injury at a county jail following an attack by a known violent inmate

Wrongful Death | Premises Liability
$ M

Settlement on behalf of a family whose son was crushed to death by a 50-ton front loader at a recycling yard

CIVIL RIGHTS | POLICE SHOOTING
$ M

Settlement on behalf of a mentally ill man who was shot and killed by deputies while holding a frosting spatula during a 5150 call for service

CIVIL RIGHTS | POLICE SHOOTING
$ M

Settlement on behalf of a mentally ill man who was shot and killed by
deputies while holding a wooden stick during a 5150 call for service

Civil Rights | Uncontrollable Impulse
$ M

Settlement on behalf of the family of a man who committed suicide during a chemical weapon assault by a militarized police force

Civil Rights | Jail Suicide
$ M

Settlement on behalf of the father of a man who committed suicide in a county jail as a result of not being monitored despite being classified as “high risk suicide”

Sexual Abuse
$ M

Settlement on behalf of a former student who was sexually abused by USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall

Emotional Distress |Trucking Accident
$ M

Settlement on behalf of a high school student who suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during a crash involving a tractor-trailer and bus, killing 10 high school students and causing severe burns and injuries to dozens of other students

Catastrophic Injury | Dependent Adult Abuse
$ M

Settlement on behalf of a special needs adult who suffered a fractured femur during a restraint hold at an adult day care facility

Catastrophic Injury | Trucking Accident
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Settlement on behalf of a high school student who suffered third degree burns during a crash involving a tractor-trailer and bus

Civil Rights | Police Shooting
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Settlement on behalf of the children of a 71-year-old mentally ill man who was shot and killed by police officers while holding a pair of scissors during a 5150 call for service

Wrongful Death |Trucking Accident
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Settlement on behalf of a family whose son was killed in a crash involving a speeding truck during rush hour

*These results, testimonials, or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.