Consumer Bankruptcy Journal Winter 2016 - Page 22

meet darrell castle NACBA Member and 2016 Presidential Nominee of the Constitution Party By Dan LaBert NACBA Executive Director While we can always expect American politics to shift in one direction or another, the one constant that remains for many Americans is the dominance by two parties has been paralyzing. According to a September 2016 Gallup poll, 57%, continue to say that a third major U.S. political party is needed, while 37% disagree, saying the two parties are doing an adequate job of representing the American people. Platoon Leaders class in Quantico, Virginia. Following graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Darrell trained under then 1st Lieutenant, Oliver North. After graduation from Basic School, During the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, while many people were campaigning for Donald or Hillary, or choosing the role of #NeverTrump or #NeverHillary, Attorney Darrell L. Castle Esq. was nominated by the Constitution Party as their candidate for POTUS. Military Service: Darrell came of age during the Viet Nam War. During his years at East Tennessee State University, he enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for two years and attended the Marine Corps 22 CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY JOURNAL War is a life-changing event and Darrell’s experiences during those years contributed to his strong belief that war should not be entered into capriciously; and, that the decision to go to war must be made according to constitutional provisions. He firmly believes in upholding Article I Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which makes it clear that only Congress can declare war, and that those powers are not granted to the president. He left the Marine Corps a very different person than when he went in. Legal Career: Darrell L. Castle Esq., is a longtime member of NACBA. His consumer bankruptcy practice is based in Memphis, Tennessee. About Darrell Castle having served as a Marine in the Korean War. Darrell’s unit received a unit citation for being deployed in five different theaters of operation at the same time. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and received orders to the Far East for 13 months. His service in Viet Nam followed a family military tradition; his oldest brother serving in the Army during World War II, another brother Winter 2016 In 1984, Darrell opened a private firm, which later grew into Darrell Castle and Associates, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Since then, he has opened firms in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Detroit, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; and St. Louis, Missouri. With over 25 years of legal experience, he has earned much respect. His current focus is on consumer bankruptcy and personal injury, but Darrell Castle and Associates also represents clients in the areas of social security/disability and workers’ compensation. (www. darrellcastle.com) National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys