FIU Law alumnus George Castrataro – a member of the inaugural class – was recognized for his work in helping to prevent bullying by the National Voices for Equality Education and Enlightenment Organization (NVEEE) during their Third Annual NVEEE ‘Not On My Watch’ Red Carpet event. NVEEE strives to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide among youth, families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.
Castrataro is the founder of the Law Offices of George Castrataro where his firm closely aligns itself with NVEEE’s mission on a number of issues and is committed to using the firm’s resources to positively impact the community. “I am thrilled to be amongst NVEEE’s honorees and to help call attention to an issue that affects all of us,” he commented.
Castrataro is being recognized for his volunteer work, which includes serving as board of director and pro bono counsel for Care Resource. He also serves as an appointed member of the Broward County Housing Council and volunteers as State co-chair for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
In addition to his pro bono work with NVEEE, his office has provided nearly a half of a million dollars through the support of clients, colleagues and friends. He has contributed nearly $100,000 in direct contributions, almost $350,000 in pro bono services and indirect contributions and almost 1,300 pro bono hours.