Michael Celeste | West Palm Beach Accident & Injury Lawer
"We'll Make It Happen!"
Workers' Compensation, Social Security, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Slip & Fall Accident, Homeowners' Insurance Claims
Car Accident, Personal Injury, Animal Bite, Medical Malpractice, Slip & Fall AccidentWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm beach County)
Land Use & Zoning, Environmental Law, Real Estate, PermitsWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm beach County)
Accident & Injury, Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Products LiabilityWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm beach County)
Personal Injury, Bad Faith, Trademark, Litigation, BusinessWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm beach County)
Accident & Injury, Business, Intellectual Property, Lawsuit & DisputeWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm beach County)
Divorce & Family Law, Accident & Injury, Elder Law, Criminal, Health CareWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm beach County)
Business, Real Estate, Visa, Estate, InternationalWest Palm Beach, FL 33401 (Palm beach County)
Michael "Mike" Celeste, Jr. was born and raised in Milford, Massachusetts. 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, P.A. award, which was presented for being an outstanding student trial advocate. Mike was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 and is licensed to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District since 1995. Mike, an experienced trial attorney with over 25 years under his belt, started his career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit. He is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney who has lectured extensively on Workers' Compensation issues. Mike maintains an extremely active lifestyle outside of work, which includes hunting, horseback riding, running, working out, skating, playing ice hockey, and competing in the world games for lacrosse. Celeste Law Firm is a full-litigation law firm focusing on Workers' Compensation, Social Security, Personal Injury, all other accident/injury/disability related cases. The attorneys and staff are experienced, knowledgeable, hard-working, and determined, and all enjoy coming into work every day because they know they will make a positive difference in someone's life. The staff at Celeste Law Firm understands and empathizes with their clients' troubles and tribulations, whether injury, disability, or legal-system related. We don't write off our clients like some law firms - we put them first above all else. Celeste Law Firm fights for its clients and is willing to prove it in court. We don't shy away from confrontation, we meet it head on and come up with a game plan so our clients get the most out of any situation. As we say here at Celeste Law Firm, "We'll Make It Happen!"
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What should clients look for in a lawyer?
When looking for an attorney, experience and awards aren't the only aspects to take into consideration. An attorney should be honest and dedicated. An attorney should be knowledgeable and confident. An attorney should communicate well and communicate often. An attorney should be one who you can trust and rely upon. An attorney should be someone you feel comfortable with and someone whom you can open up to freely. An attorney should have your best interests at all times, and be willing to sacrifice making a dollar over selling out a client. I, as well as the other attorneys at Celeste Law Firm, are proud to have and maintain the aforementioned qualities. We enjoy coming in to work every day because we know we will make a positive difference in someone's life.
How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Local knowledge of the law is important, but local knowledge of other aspects of a case can be even more crucial, which includes knowledge and relationship with doctors, other attorneys, and judges.
What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
We will provide whatever information is necessary to determine whether someone has a potential case or not. We will also provide contact information for another attorney if the subject matter is not something we do personally.
What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
Generally: name, phone number, and how the caller found out about our law firm. Workers' Compensation: employer's name, date of accident, circumstances of accident, who was told about the accident, workers' compensation carrier and related information, and whether someone is already receiving workers' compensation benefits, including doctor's names. Personal Injury: date of accident, circumstances and information about accident, insurance information, and the doctor's someone has seen as a result of the accident. Social Security: application and denial for Social Security, list of physical and mental issues contributing to someone's disabled status, medication and doctor list, and insurance information, if any.
What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I have an out-of-the-box mindset that allows me to think creatively and plan multiple steps ahead before making a decision. I am quick on my feet, and have the experience required to thoroughly pursue a case to the conclusion. I am personable and trustworthy and always put my client's interest first and foremost. I am dedicated to my profession and all of my client's. I have over 25 years of trial experience and am Board Certified in Workers' Compensation.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The opportunity to help. The opportunity to turn someone's life around. The opportunity to make a difference.
What are your other interests in addition to law?
Hunting, horseback riding, running, working out, skating, playing ice hockey, and competing in the world games for lacrosse.
|Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University||J.D.||Law School||1986|
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- -American Bar Association
-Florida Bar Association
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-Saint Lucie County Bar Association
-Palm Beach County Justice Association
-Florida Justice Association
-Florida Workers’ Advocates
-American Trial Lawyers Association
-National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
-National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
Honors & Awards
- -Claimant's Attorney of the Year, 2009
-Kennie Edwards Award, 2001
-Board Certification, Florida Workers' Compensation - 1998
-Krupnick & Campbell, P.A., 1986
Office Hours(Closed Now)
Closed All Major Holidays
Board-Certified in Workers' Compensation
Fee:Call today for your initial free consultation
Contingency Fee as governed by Statute
Language:Our firm has staff that can speak English, Spanish, Creole, and French
580 Village Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Serving West Palm Beach, Florida and the surrounding area.