Isaiah Castilla serves as General Counsel for Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Isaiah oversees Democracy Fund’s legal affairs and provides expertise and guidance for its strategy development, grant making, contracting, and other areas. Previously, Isaiah served as Bolder Advocacy Counsel at Alliance for Justice. As Counsel at Alliance for Justice, Isaiah advised nonprofit and foundations on strategies to maximize their advocacy capacity and provided workshops and legal guidance on federal tax and campaign finance law.
Prior to joining AFJ, Isaiah was founding partner of The Castilla Law Group. In private practice, Isaiah managed a caseload of civil and criminal matters and provided legal guidance to nonprofits and political organizations. Before practicing law, he served as Deputy Finance Director for the Musgrove for United States Senate Campaign, North and Central Regional Finance Director for the Alex Sink for Governor Campaign in Florida, and Finance Director and Counsel for the Bill Luckett for Governor campaign and Progress for Mississippi PAC. During his tenure as a finance staffer, Isaiah built and executed robust fundraising plans and gained a wealth of knowledge in state and federal campaign finance law.
Isaiah holds a J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and a graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Tougaloo College. He volunteers with Little Lights Reading Heroes and attends The District Church in Washington, D.C.