Hon. Robert “Bobby” L. Castillo, born in Nogales, AZ, was raised in Tucson attended C.E. Rose Elementary, Wakefield Junior High and graduated from Pueblo High School in 1966. Named to the All-City Basketball Team, he led PHS to its first Tucson 2A Division basketball title in his senior year.
Upon graduation, Bobby entered the University of Arizona where he played one season of basketball for the Wildcats before earning a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration in 1970. That summer he was admitted to the UA Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1973. He worked for Tucson Lawyers for Housing, the Town of South Tucson and as an Equal Employment Specialist for the Pima County Manager’s Office. In 1976, he joined the Pima County Public Defender’s Office as a criminal law attorney and worked his way up to Principal Attorney. In 1987 he joined the City Prosecutor’s Office and in January 1988, he was appointed as a City Court Magistrate-Judge. Judge Castillo served 15½ years on the Bench prior to his retirement.
Judge Castillo’s community service includes: serving on the Boards of Directors at St. Andrew’s Crippled Children’s Clinic in Nogales, AZ; Tucson Manpower Development Corp.; Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Minorities in the Judiciary and La Asociacion Mutua de Orentacion y Rehabilitacion in Tucson, He is past member of the Arizona and Pima County Bar Associations; The National Hispanic Bar Association; the American Bar Association; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; the American Judges Association; The Carlos Robles Memorial Foundation; and the Arizona Magistrates Association. He remains a lifetime member of the Pueblo High School Warriors Alumni Foundation.