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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
State Senator.


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Practice areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    28 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    28 years, 100 cases
  3. Military Law: 15%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Federal Crime: 10%
    11 years, 500 cases



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Contact info

Lustick Law Firm

413 West Gates Street
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273-3834

Lustick Law Firm

222 Grand Avenue
Suite "A"
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4427



WAVoluntarily Resigned200907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AppreciationVolunteer Lawyer Program2011
Certificate of Retirement - U.S. NavyPresident of the United States2010
Pro Bono AppreciationVolunteer Lawyer Program2010
Navy CommendationUSN Hawaii2006
Meritorious Service MedalNaval Postgraduate School2003
Navy CommendationUSS ABRAHAM LINCOLN2000
Navy CommendationUSN Everett WA1998
Navy AchievementUSN Everett WA1997
Navy CommendationUSN Iceland1995
Navy AchievementUSN Iceland1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Litigation AssociateLustick Law Firm2010 - Present
Special Assistant US AttorneyUS Department of Justice, USAO Western District of Washington2006 - 2010
Staff Judge AdvocateWhidbey Island NAS2006 - 2010
Special Assistant US AttorneyUS Department of Justice, USAO Hawaii2005 - 2006
Staff Judge AdvocateUS Navy, Pearl Harbor2003 - 2005
Staff Judge AdvocateUS Navy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA2000 - 2003
Senior Legal OfficerUSS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72)1998 - 2000
Senior Defense Attorney, Branch Officer in ChargeUS Navy, Everett WA1996 - 1998
Prosecuting Attorney, Staff Judge AdvocateUS Navy, Keflavik, Iceland1993 - 1995
Prosecuting AttorneyUS Navy, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba1992 - 1993
Defense AttorneyUS Navy, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba1991 - 1992
Judge AdvocateU.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps1990 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkEighth District, Ohio Court of Appeals1988 - 1990
Enlisted medical specialistOhio Army National Guard1981 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Skagit County Bar Association groupCoordinator - Law Day Activities2011 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Court of AppealsMember2010 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2010 - Present
Skagit County Bar AssociationVice President2010 - Present
Washington State Supreme CourtMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the District of HawaiiMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2000 - Present
U.S. Coast Guard Court of Criminal AppealsMember1998 - Present
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal AppealsMember1990 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed ForcesMember1990 - Present
Ohio State Court of AppealsMember1988 - Present
Ohio State Supreme CourtMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. Y.P.Acquitted
US v. SCPOAcquitted
US v JPOCharges withdrawn
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Publication nameTitleDate
Variety of Subject AreasView Military Legal Guides2011
Stars & StripesGuam court-martial pending on 2nd autopsy report2003
USCG Court of Criminal AppealsCase Report1998
Congressional RecordCongressional Record - senate1996
The Labor Lawyer (ABA)Subcontracting in the Public Sector1988
www.athlinks.com2006 Honolulu MarathonN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Ohio State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Executive DV SeminarDomestic Violence Command Response2009
Joint Ethics Regulation TrainingJoint Ethics Regulation Training2003