Attorney Keith C. Celebrezze is a Senior Associate and Branch
Manager of the Mount Vernon office. Keith was raised in Cleveland,
Ohio, attending Saint Ignatius High School, Ohio State University (B.A.
1985), and Capital University Law School (J.D. 1988).
Keith joined the Ohio Army National Guard in 1981 and served as an
enlisted medical specialist until honorable discharge at the end of his enlistment in 1987.
After graduating from law school, Keith served as a law clerk for the
Honorable Judge David T. Matia of Ohio's Eighth District Court of
Appeals in Cleveland, Ohio from 1988 to 1990. As the judge's clerk,
Keith researched and wrote over one hundred judicial appellate opinions
on most every area of the law in both the civil and criminal arenas.
Many of Judge Matia's opinions were selected for publication in the Ohio
Official Reports during Keith's tenure.
After completing his term as a law clerk on the Court of Appeals, and
during the First Gulf War, Keith received a commission with the United
States Navy as a Judge Advocate, where he served for 20 years - at sea,
overseas, and here in the United States. As a Navy JAG officer, Keith
prosecuted and defended at hundreds of courts-martial and administrative
hearings, and served as an investigative hearing officer in both
criminal and administrative proceedings.
In addition to his litigation work, he was the lead staff counsel (SJA)
at several major military installations, performing various legal duties
akin to those done in a City Attorney’s and District Attorney's office.
From 2005 to 2010, Keith worked with the U.S. Department of Justice as a
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. In this capacity, he interacted
extensively with various federal law enforcement agencies and became
highly experienced in the federal sentencing guidelines and federal
criminal procedure - from grand jury to probation revocations. With the
Hawaii and Western Washington U.S. Attorneys' offices, Keith prosecuted
dozens of federal felonies and hundreds of federal misdemeanors in U.S.
District Courts in Honolulu, Hawaii and Bellingham, Washington.
Keith is the son of the late Chief Justice Frank D. Celebrezze
(1928-2010), a respected Ohio judge with 22 years of service on the
State Supreme Court and Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, and a former Ohio
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Keith gained my respect and my friendship a few years ago when he was a Special Federal prosecutor working out of the Navy Base in Oak Harbor, WA. Keith is a true gentleman and a skilled trial lawyer. Now that he is a defense counsel, I have only the highest regard for him and would never hesitate to recommend him for all defense cases.
Jeffrey Lustick DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I met Keith while he was serving on active duty in the JAG corps in the United States Navy. Keith distinguished himself as a knowledgeable and highly effective practitioner. He has the experience and wisdom that make him an excellent attorney. I strongly endorse Keith and his work.
Mark Kaiman DUI & DWI Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Appreciation||Volunteer Lawyer Program||2011|
|Certificate of Retirement - U.S. Navy||President of the United States||2010|
|Pro Bono Appreciation||Volunteer Lawyer Program||2010|
|Navy Commendation||USN Hawaii||2006|
|Meritorious Service Medal||Naval Postgraduate School||2003|
|Navy Commendation||USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN||2000|
|Navy Commendation||USN Everett WA||1998|
|Navy Achievement||USN Everett WA||1997|
|Navy Commendation||USN Iceland||1995|
|Navy Achievement||USN Iceland||1994|
|Litigation Associate||Lustick Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Special Assistant US Attorney||US Department of Justice, USAO Western District of Washington||2006 - 2010|
|Staff Judge Advocate||Whidbey Island NAS||2006 - 2010|
|Special Assistant US Attorney||US Department of Justice, USAO Hawaii||2005 - 2006|
|Staff Judge Advocate||US Navy, Pearl Harbor||2003 - 2005|
|Staff Judge Advocate||US Navy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA||2000 - 2003|
|Senior Legal Officer||USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)||1998 - 2000|
|Senior Defense Attorney, Branch Officer in Charge||US Navy, Everett WA||1996 - 1998|
|Prosecuting Attorney, Staff Judge Advocate||US Navy, Keflavik, Iceland||1993 - 1995|
|Prosecuting Attorney||US Navy, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba||1992 - 1993|
|Defense Attorney||US Navy, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba||1991 - 1992|
|Judge Advocate||U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps||1990 - 2010|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Eighth District, Ohio Court of Appeals||1988 - 1990|
|Enlisted medical specialist||Ohio Army National Guard||1981 - 1987|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Skagit County Bar Association group||Coordinator - Law Day Activities||2011 - Present|
|Whatcom County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Court of Appeals||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington Defender Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Skagit County Bar Association||Vice President||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Supreme Court||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of Hawaii||Member||2006 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Member||2000 - Present|
|U.S. Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals||Member||1998 - Present|
|U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals||Member||1990 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces||Member||1990 - Present|
|Ohio State Court of Appeals||Member||1988 - Present|
|Ohio State Supreme Court||Member||1988 - Present|
|Variety of Subject Areas||View Military Legal Guides||2011|
|Stars & Stripes||Guam court-martial pending on 2nd autopsy report||2003|
|USCG Court of Criminal Appeals||Case Report||1998|
|Congressional Record||Congressional Record - senate||1996|
|The Labor Lawyer (ABA)||Subcontracting in the Public Sector||1988|
|www.athlinks.com||2006 Honolulu Marathon||N/A|
|Capital University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Ohio State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Executive DV Seminar||Domestic Violence Command Response||2009|
|Joint Ethics Regulation Training||Joint Ethics Regulation Training||2003|