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Born to Puerto Rican parents, Ms. Castro is a native of New York and moved to Delaware in 1998, where she resides in Bear with her fiancé and two energetic and creative children, Jacob, who is 17 years old and Mia, who is 9 years old.

She is a graduate of the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College, earning her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Latin American Studies and Legal Studies and her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice.  She attended Widener University School of Law (now Delaware Law School), where she was on the Moot Court Honor Society and founded the Latin American Law Student Association.

Ms. Castro is the President and Managing Attorney of The Castro Firm, Inc., a minority and woman-owned law firm.  She is licensed to practice law in the states of Delaware and New Jersey.  Ms. Castro is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Federal District Court of Delaware, Delaware Supreme Court and New Jersey Supreme Court.

Tabatha worked as a law clerk and then became associated with the law firm of Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya.  Thereafter, she practiced for the regional defense firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin as an associate attorney specializing in the area of insurance defense.  Recognizing her legal ability, she became associated with Rapposelli, Castro & Gonzales and ultimately became the President and Managing Attorney of The Castro Firm, Inc., serving clients in Delaware and New Jersey since 2006.

She is a member of the Melson/Arsht and Judge Randy Holland Inns of Court and the Immediate Past Chairperson for the Multi-cultural Judges and Lawyers section of the Delaware State Bar Association.  Ms. Castro was appointed to the Advisory Council of the Women’s Business Center in Wilmington.  She also serves on the Executive Boards of the Delaware Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (Trustee for Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester Counties).  Ms. Castro co-founded “Latinos Unidos,” which is an affinity organization through the United Way of Delaware and sits on the Steering Committee for the First Generation Lawyers at Delaware Law School.

Pamela A. Stampp has overall, more than 27 years of experience as an attorney and has developed expertise in several areas of law including immigration, banking and financial law, contracts and transactional matters.

Over the past 13 years, Mrs. Stampp has  assisted many immigrants with various immigration issues including, family based Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Waiver applications,  VAWA and U-VISA applications, removal defense, Form I -9 compliance audits as well business and investment based immigration  applications.

Since joining the Castro Firm, Inc. as the managing Immigration attorney, Mrs. Stampp has also embarked on a very active program of community education on Immigration issues through numerous seminars, workshops and training programs throughout Delaware, as well as through a number of newspaper articles and television appearances.

In March 2013, Mrs. Stampp had the privilege of being invited by the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary to provide testimony on “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values”, as part of the deliberations on the Immigration Bill by the Senate.

Mrs. Stampp currently serves as a Board member of the Bear Glasgow Business Association, in the capacity as Director of Ethics and Corporate Governance.

Prior to her Emigration to the U.S. Mrs. Stampp spent over 9 years as Legal Counsel to the Central Bank of Jamaica, the principal banking and financial services regulatory agency in Jamaica. Her primary responsibilities included recommending and initiating intervention action such as Cease and Desist Orders, Directions, or Board Undertakings when institutions were found non compliant with statutory guidelines or failed to conduct their operations in a safe and sound manner.

As a senior member of the Financial Institutions Supervisory Division, Mrs. Stampp was also involved in policy making and legislative initiatives to enhance the financial regulatory environment and was responsible for drafting regulations on key issues such as the Qualification of Auditors of financial institutions as well as Anti- Money Laundering Guidance Notes for implementation by financial institutions.

Bar Admissions:

New York   – 2003
Jamaica     – 1988

Certifications:

Bank and Credit Risk Analyst – accredited by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;
Certified White Collar Crime Investigator

Melissa is an attorney with the Castro Firm.  Prior to joining the Firm, she worked for several years at a large Philadelphia law firm, handling civil litigation and white-collar criminal defense matters.  For the Castro Firm, Melissa handles a variety of personal injury and family law matters.  Melissa is licensed to practice law in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Melissa attended the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University, where she graduated fifth in her class and received the American Law Institute’s Scholarship and Leadership award.  During law school, Melissa was a judicial intern for the Hon. Gregory Sleet of the United States Federal Court for the District of Delaware, as well as for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Tort Litigation Unit.  Melissa also was President of Drexel’s Moot Court team, and participated in the prestigious Jessup International Moot Court competition, winning numerous awards for oral advocacy.

In addition to working with the Castro Firm, Melissa operates her own law practice focusing on education law and legal advocacy for families of students with special needs.   Melissa also serves as a volunteer attorney with Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and as a Guardian ad litem for Delaware’s Office of the Child Advocate, representing children in Delaware’s foster care system.   Melissa lives in Wilmington with her husband Dan and their dog Khan.

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