DeAnn Salcido was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She is a second-generation trial attorney having followed in the footsteps of her father, Richard R. Castillo. After passing the California Bar exam in 1989, DeAnn worked at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney.
In October 2002 DeAnn achieved her dream of becoming a Superior Court Judge when she received the call that the Governor had appointed her to the bench. She was first assigned to Family Court (Jan. 2003- Jan. 2006) and then Criminal Court (Jan. 2006 – Nov. 2010).
In May 2010 Judge Salcido became the first sitting whistleblower judge in the United States after she discovered a chronic pattern of placing politics over citizen safety. Soon thereafter the workplace in San Diego Superior Court became a hostile environment. She has no regrets about becoming a whistleblower judge and is proud to report that she continues to achieve great success in court for her clients.
She resumed the practice of law in 2011. The motto of her law firm is “restoring honor to the courts and protecting families.” She is now also a tireless advocate for court reform, especially in the family court arena. She speaks nationally on television, radio and film documentaries about the pervasive problems in family court that exist for those unwitting citizens.
Today, in addition to practicing as a divorce attorney, DeAnn is a leading divorce expert and coach, a frequent talk show guest, and best known as the “divorce comeback queen”! Visit her Facebook group here: Divorce Comeback Queens https://www.facebook.com/groups/401831717070148/