Jason Castano, Esq.,
- U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- The University of Texas, Austin, Texas- BA Government
- South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas- JD
- Department of Veterans Affairs- Accredited Representative
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR)
- National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA)
Jason was born in San Antonio, Texas. Jason’s dad worked for the Department of Defense and, as a result, he spent his middle and high school years in South and Central America. This included 3 years in Panama City, Panama, while living on Albrook Air Force Base. After graduation, Jason returned to Texas, where he attended and graduated from the University of Texas, majoring in government.
After taking a short break to work at his family’s restaurants in San Antonio, he began law school in Houston, Texas. After graduation, Jason worked at a litigation law firm in Houston, Texas, before accepting a job in Austin, Texas. For almost 20 years, Jason represented disabled persons before federal administrative agencies, having presented over 2,500 cases for hearing before Administrative Law Judges.
For the past 8 years, Jason’s practice continued to expand to include more VA disability cases. Jason’s practice has now gotten to the point that he exclusively represents disabled veterans worldwide before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Board of Veterans Appeals. Jason has a particular interest in cases involving PTSD, MST and neurological disorders stemming from service. Jason was a partner at the disability law firm of Cotton, Castano & Richardson. Jason wanted to focus more exclusively on complex VA disability cases and so he moved his practice to Gang & Associates.
Jason has been working towards obtaining a master’s degree from Louisiana State University. A lifelong LSU fan, Jason and his wife spend their falls tailgating and watching their LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, as well as bouncing all over the South for road games. His other interests include fishing for redfish and speckled trout along the coast, as well as reading fantasy novel series, such as a Song of Ice and Fire and Malazan Book of the Fallen.