Celeste has tried numerous civil and white collar cases and has more than 30 years in practice. Her practice focuses on business litigation, healthcare-related cases and commercial claims including class actions and regulated industries. She has an extensive healthcare practice representing parties in compliance, reimbursement and licensing matters, as well as medical products liability and catastrophic injuries.
Celeste is likewise experienced in antitrust litigation, labor, banking and lending cases. She has tried to verdict white collar criminal cases involving tax crimes, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, interstate gambling and RICO. She regularly advises healthcare providers concerning compliance, oversight and regulatory matters.
She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit. Both of these organizations admit members based upon nomination from members of the bar and the federal judiciary.
Celeste’s dedication to her profession and service to her community are indicated by her civic and professional involvement. Celeste has for more than ten years been ranked amongst the country’s top lawyers by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina Super Lawyers for her achievements in the legal profession in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Health Care Law and Litigation – Antitrust.