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Meet the Castagna Family

 

Family Owned With Family In Mind

Edward C. Castagna, Jr., Esq.

Head Attorney

Edward is a native to sunny Clearwater, Florida. After working as an IRS agent for two years, Edward joined the general counsel’s office for Shriners Hospital. In that role, he oversaw $750 million in construction, managed the general counsel’s office, oversaw $100 million per year in estates and trust endowments, and served as lead counsel successfully representing Shriner’s Hospitals in an IRS audit.


After 20 years of dutiful counsel for Shriners, Edward served as general counsel for Heery & Heery, an architectural firm in Charlotte, NC. He was the chief litigator regarding construction and contract disputes.


In 2005, Edward opened his own practice back home in Clearwater, Florida, where he has earned an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell consecutively every year.

Nicole Arfaras Kerr, Esq.

Attorney, Of Counsel

Nicole, whose roots in Tarpon Springs go back four generations, is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned her bachelor’s master’s and law degrees.  She also holds a certificate from Institute International Des Droits De L’Homme in Strasbourg, France. Nicole’s practice includes estate planning, probate, business, and civil litigation. She also has substantial experience with nursing home negligence, Social Security disability, and constitutional law.  She is Of Counsel to the firm.

Tripp Castagna

Cheif Operations Manager

Tripp is an experienced business owner and has managed Castagna Law Firm, P.A. for years. While not an attorney, his knowledge of business strategy and relations is backed by personal experience and education.

Kierra Richey

Senior Legal Assistant

Kierra has been a Legal Assistant with Castagna Law Firm, P.A. for over 3 years, and has even more experience than that. A graduate of Tarpon Springs High school, she is currently finishing her associate's degree in paralegal studies with St. Petersburg College and looks forward to becoming a Florida Certified Paralegal shortly after. Kierra specializes in civil litigation and probate administration.