Lynn Castagna

Direct: 512.329.1004
Email: Lynn@TexasDefense.com
Firm: 512.329.3290
Fax: 888.255.0132

General

Ms. Castagna has represented individuals and businesses throughout the State of Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Waco, Midland and the Rio Grande Valley.  Her primary area of practice is personal injury defense, with a concentration on trucking and transportation litigation, premises liability, products liability, HOA litigation, construction litigation, and general liability.

Ms. Castagna’s practice also includes handling numerous cases on appeal. She has argued cases on appeal to the Second District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth; the Third District Court of Appeals in Austin; and the Fourth District Court of Appeals in San Antonio.

She is an author of the articles Preservation of Error and Texas Liquor Liability, which were presented as part of the Professional Development Program sponsored by the State Bar of Texas.

She was an author and presenter of Preparation of a Commercial Truck Driver for Deposition, at the 2013 State Bar of Texas CLE seminar entitled Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case.

Employment

Ms. Castagna formed the law firm of Castagna Scott LLP in January 2012. From September 1988 to April 1998 she was an associate and then a partner with the Austin defense firm of Wright & Greenhill, P.C.  In 1998 she founded the law firm of Black & Connolly, L.L.P.  and in 2001 founded the law firm of Connolly & Castagna, L.L.P.  Ms. Castagna began her law career in 1987 as a Briefing Attorney for Chief Justice Fender, Second District Court of Appeals, Fort Worth, Texas.

Education

Ms. Castagna received her J.D. from St. Mary’s University in 1987. While attending law school she was a member of the Board of Advocacy and received an American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy. She obtained dual degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Southern Methodist University in 1984.

Bar admissions and activities

Ms. Castagna was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1987. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas.  She is a member of Defense Research Institute, Transportation Lawyers Association, Trucking Industry Defense Association, and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  She is the Chair of the Inclusion Committee, Trucking Industry Defense Association.

Personal

Ms. Castagna was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1962. She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and son.