Mike was born and raised in Milford, Mass. He received his B.A. in American Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1975, where he also played varsity football and lacrosse – with Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots. Mike graduated with honors from Nova Law School in 1986, where he was the president of the student chapter of ATLA (American Trial Lawyers Association) and represented Nova Law in the Southern Regional Mock Trial Competitions. While attending Nova Law, Mike was the recipient of the first Krupnick & Campbell award, presented to the top student advocate.
Mike was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986, after which he was an assistant state attorney in Palm Beach County for 3 years. After working as an associate representing injured workers and people injured in personal injury cases and people denied by Social Security, he opened Celeste Law Firm in 1997.
Mr. Celeste has been Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation, which is the highest certification one may achieve in the legal field, since 1998 and has lectured extensively on Workers’ Compensation issues.
Mike maintains an extremely active lifestyle outside of work, including hunting, horseback riding, Pilates, ice hockey, and lacrosse.
The Celeste Law Firm is a full-litigation law firm focusing on Workers’ Compensation, Social Security (SSDI & SSI), Homeowners' Insurance, and Personal Injury cases.
Celeste Law Firm fights for its clients and is willing to prove your case in court. Mike has tried over 500 cases in workers compensation and social security courtover his 34 year career,
Our mission at the Celeste Law Firm is the zealous and competent representation of our clients. Our attorneys are experienced, knoweldgable, hard-working, and determined. Being a small law firm, our attorneys take the time and care to listen to our clients and look carefully at every case, no matter how big or small.
Celeste Law Firm Slogan,“We’ll Make It Happen!”
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||12/20/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Kennie Edwards Award||Palm Beach County Bar Association||2001|
|Board Certified - Workers' Compensation||Florida Bar||1998|
|Founding Attorney||Celeste Law Firm, P.A.||1997 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorney||15th Judicial Circuit Of Florida||1986 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Workers' Advocates||Board of Directors||2001 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
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