Shanna Castro

At Barton Benson Jones PLLC, Ms. Castro focuses on commercial real estate, finance, business and corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions.


A graduate of the Vanguard University of Southern California (B.A. Music Education 2005) and St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D. 2010), Ms. Castro has represented clients in the purchase, sale, lease and ground lease of commercial real estate, as well as in the representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with real estate financing and general corporate financing, representation of startups and established businesses in connection with their corporate business needs and the representation of clients in both the acquisitions and sales of business assets.

Graduating in the top 13% of her class at St. Mary’s University School of Law, Ms. Castro was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi international law fraternity, joined the Women’s Law Association and made the Dean’s List in her first year. Additionally, she was named an Academic Scholar for the St. Mary’s Office of Academic Excellence and worked for the Center for Terrorism Law as a Research Editor. She also became a Staff Writer and eventually an Associate Editor for the St Mary’s Law Journal.

Memberships & Admissions:

State Bar of Texas

Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

San Antonio Bar Association

Bexar County Women’s Bar Association

Accolades & Awards:

Best Lawyer, S.A. Scene – 2021

Top Attorney, San Antonio Magazine– 2020

Best Lawyer, S.A. Scene– 2020

Best Lawyer, S.A. Scene – 2018

Rising Star, S.A. Scene – 2018

Best Lawyer, S.A. Scene – 2016

Rising Star, S.A. Scene – 2016

Best Lawyer, S.A. Scene – 2014


St. Mary’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2010

Vanguard University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, May 2005

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