Faculty: Louie Castoria

Louie Castoria

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Law
Campus(es):
San Francisco

In Louis H. "Louie" Castoria's nearly 40-years career as a civil litigator, practice group leader, and author of quarterly thought-leading articles for two professional journals, he has learned more than a few important lessons by "trial and error." In this interactive course students will apply their knowledge of torts, contracts, evidence, and civil procedure in real-life scenarios and learn how to work in a law office or legal department, at court, and with clients.


  • Partner at national litigation law firm Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP Co-Chair Emeritus of Professional Liability Practice Group and of San Francisco office
  • Mediator at CastoriaDisputeResolution.com
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, JD 1980; University of San Francisco, BA 1976
  • Humor Columnist, "Quip Tide," Half Moon Bay Review, 1987 to present
  • Chair Emeritus of the Insurance Educational Association and author of its online, interactive course, "Writing: An Essential Skill in Risk and Insurance"
  • Former Hearing Officer for City and County of San Francisco
  • Founder and CEO of a nonprofit, the Coastal Literary Arts Movement, which promotes bilingual, independent journalism and literary appreciation in rural communities.