Castorina has obtained orders to search decedent’s residence for wills, and has even gone as far as locating the grave of a woman’s parents after the woman (a stranger to Castorina) died alone in her home after suffering a fatal fall. Castorina located a cemetery plot, obtained permission to take charge of the decedent’s body, had her cremated, and after making a case to the St. John’s Cemetery Board of Trustees that the woman was indeed a Catholic and had permission to have her buried with her parents, he brought her remains to the cemetery sought out a Priest for the burial and went to the cemetery to see to it that she was buried with all the respect and dignity that she deserved. There is no other candidate that has this experience. When it comes to selecting a Surrogate’s Court Judge, its is not just about legal experience, but, instead, about the RIGHT legal experience, in the Surrogate’s Court. Castorina’s has spent a career in Surrogate’s Court and his experience is unmatched.
A Long History of Unparalleled Service to the Community
Ron Castorina has dedicated his life to public service and has been civic minded and active his whole life. From cemetery clean-ups and Kiwanis Clubs as a youngster, Castorina has always had respect for the work of the Surrogate’s Court. Castorina is admitted to practice in New York State by the Appellate Division, Second Department, Federal District Court of New York for the Eastern and Southern Districts, The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and The United States Court of International Trade. Prior to founding The Law Offices of Ronald Castorina, Jr., Castorina worked within the New York State Courts for Justice Joseph J. Maltese, as a legal research assistant and clerk. Castorina worked for Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino, Jr. in the Criminal Courts of the City of New York as a Law Clerk, and as a Principal Law Clerk to Justice Bruce Balter in Brooklyn, New York, in a “Trial Ready” part where Castorina was responsible for managing calendar inventory for three judges at one time, including former Court of Appeals Justice Theodore Jones, who personally commended Castorina for his efforts.