AREAS OF PRACTICE
Administrative Discipline / Criminal Defense / CCW Denial Appeals / Restraining Order Hearings / Unemployment (EDD) Hearings / DUI & DMV Suspension Hearings / Family Law / Civil & Criminal Grand Jury Hearings / General Counsel
University of California Irvine
University of La Verne School of Law
Jonathan A. Rapel is an associate attorney at CASTILLO HARPER, APC. Jonathan is a PORAC Legal Defense Fund (LDF)<https://www.poracldf.org/> panel attorney, a California Correctional Supervisors’ Organization (CCSO)<https://www.ccsonet.org/> panel attorney and an United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) panel attorney. As such, he handles all manners of administrative disciplinary cases, from interrogation through appeal, and CCW denial appeals. His practice of law focuses primarily on Criminal Defense and Family Law.
Prior to his tenure at Castillo Harper, APC Jonathan worked for several large criminal defense firms in the greater Los Angeles area. He has experience handling all facets of criminal matters from misdemeanors to serious felonies. During his time practicing law in California, Jonathan has handled criminal defense matters in every courthouse in the Southern California area. During his second year of Law School, he interned for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office at the North Justice Center.
Jonathan is part of the firm’s Critical Incident Response Team, and responds to officer-involved shootings, major uses of force, and in-custody deaths. He also handles the criminal defense of peace officers, including those facing state and federal prosecution and criminal and civil grand juries.
Jonathan is a member of the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) and an avid defender of the 2nd Amendment. He is also member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and the California DUI Lawyers Association.
Jonathan is admitted to the California state bar as well as the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California. When he isn’t practicing law, he enjoys riding motorcycles, travelling, and spending time with his family. You can reach him directly at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>