Celeste joined Raffaele & Associates in 2022. She has over 25 years of legal experience in civil and criminal litigation, multi-district litigation, transactional business deals and law firm management. Celeste has extensive practice in assisting attorneys in all aspects of trial litigation, from the commencement of a case through its conclusion at settlement or trial. She has worked for other prominent law firms in Philadelphia and Delaware County.
Celeste’s extensive paralegal experience, coupled with the fact that she has a son with special needs, has her uniquely situated for work at the firm. She understands the struggles of raising a child who needs additional supports in school and the challenges that exist to ensure those supports are obtained.
Celeste is committed to serving the community. She has consistently engaged in fundraising efforts for her son’s schools, served as an Executive Committee Member for the Young Friends of the American Red Cross, 2003 – 2005 and The Restaurant Chair for the Philadelphia Red Ball, 2003 – 2005. Her commitment to service earned her the Outstanding Leadership Qualities, Friend of the Year Award, 2003 – 2004.
She and her family enjoy working with the non-profit Kids Against Hunger in Broomall. She lives in Delaware County with her husband and their son.