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Jairo Nikov Castellanos

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Phone: (512) 271-5527
Fax: (512) 201-1263

1011 San Jacinto Blvd #401
Austin, Texas 78701

Mr. Castellanos is a strong advocate for employee rights who understands that problems in the workplace can create some of the most troubling times in a person’s life. Mr. Castellanos works tirelessly to ensure that justice is carried out for each of his clients. He represents clients in both state and federal courts, as well as various administrative law hearings and unemployment disputes.

Mr. Castellanos’ practice focuses on representing employees, both private and public, against employers in discrimination cases. He also focuses on unpaid wages claims, unpaid overtime claims, whistleblower claims, and contractual disputes.

Mr. Castellanos is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. During law school, Mr. Castellanos focused his studies on labor and employment law. Mr. Castellanos participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, which helps low-income workers recover unpaid wages. Mr. Castellanos also completed a summer internship with the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s employment department.

While in law school, Mr. Castellanos also gained invaluable legal research and writing experience by serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. Mr. Castellanos has demonstrated a strong commitment to fighting for social justice and giving back to the community by participating in various pro bono activities throughout his law school career.

As an attorney, Mr. Castellanos has devoted himself exclusively to labor and employment. As a testament to this he is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations, has been voted on of the Top Employment Attorneys in Austin according to Austin Monthly from 2019 through 2022, and has been named a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in 2022 and 2023.

Mr. Castellanos is honored to have the opportunity to serve Texas workers in their employment disputes. Mr. Castellanos looks forward to continuing his fight against social injustice in Texas.

Mr. Castellanos is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is admitted to practice in all Federal District Courts in Texas, as well as all Texas state courts.


J.D., University of Texas Law School, 2015

B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2009

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Texas, 2015
Eastern District of Texas, 2015
Western District of Texas, 2016
Northern District of Texas, 2018
Southern District of Texas, 2022
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
Member Since: 2012

Austin Young Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2015

Texas Employment Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2015


English and Spanish

Legal Certifications and Honors
  • Labor & Employment Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2021
Client Reviews
"During the consult, Mr. Castellanos was more than able to illustrate the knowledge and professionalism needed to be successful in representation." RD
"I appreciated [Mr. Castellanos’] respect and professionalism. I like that he liked my case and told me honestly what he believes will be difficult about it." BS
"I am really satisfied with the consultation, he [Mr. Castellanos] was so professional, he really guided me and answered all my questions/doubts. I really recommend Mr. Jairo Castellanos!!" HT
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