Maximillian Casillas is a pragmatic litigator in the areas of business litigation as well as in trust/estates and probate controversies. His litigation experience includes drafting and responding to discovery and pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, mediations/arbitrations, trials, and appeals.
Prior to joining Lurie, Zepeda, Schmalz, Hogan & Martin, Mr. Casillas worked for Ellis Law Corporation where he litigated cases from their inception to trials and appeals in various areas of law, including personal injury and product liability.
Mr. Casillas completed his undergraduate degree at UC Santa Cruz in 2012, cum laude in Politics, and graduated from Loyola Law School in 2016. Upon entering law school, Mr. Casillas was awarded a public interest scholarship. While attending Loyola, he was a staff writer for the International and Comparative Law Review where his note was selected for publication.
Additionally, as a member of the highly selective Scott Moot Court Honors Board, he represented Loyola at the 2016 Las Vegas Western Regional ABA Law Student National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) and obtained the Second Best Brief award. Ultimately, he was selected to be a NAAC National Finalist and represented Loyola in Chicago. His notable practical legal experience during law school included externing for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Fruin.
Mr. Casillas is a member of the State Bar of California. Mr. Casillas is proficient in Spanish.