Daniel Bello Castro, NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2024

January 04, 2024

Daniel Bello Castro is one of the 13 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2024. The program identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.

Lives in: Garner

Law degree from: Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Works as: Associate Attorney at The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin

Legal Association Involvement: I am a member of NCAJ’s Auto Torts & Premises Liability Section, Hispanic/Latino Division and New Lawyers Division and have been a panelist at Campbell Law and Elon Law this year. I am currently looking for more ways to get involved in the legal community. I have also attended alum events a Campbell Law.

Why is the idea of civil justice important to you?

If we do not have civil and criminal justice then we would not have a true democracy. I believe that civil justice exists only to the point to which people have access to lawyers. Because lawyers are the only ones who can practice law in this country it is important to have nonprofits, pro bono and even private organizations like this one to secure that justice for people who would not have access to justice because, unfortunately, a lot of Americans do not know what they do not know, and this includes their rights.

What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?

I see the NCAJ growing in the next decade. It is one of the counterbalances to Tort Reform efforts, with a lot less resources. I think that it is crucial for members of the public that this organization exists even if they may not even be aware that we exist. I do hope that the existence of the NCAJ becomes better known in the state by members of the public.

Away from work …

I love to watch soccer. I value family so you will usually catch me spending time with family and extended family on the weekends either in a back yard or on a family trip.