Celeste Cardin

Celeste is a Southwest Missouri native from Springfield, who graduated from Greenwood Laboratory School.  Celeste received a Bachelor of Arts from William Woods College and her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law, with honors.  While in law school, Celeste was President of the Association of Women Law Students, served as Case Note Editor for the Intellectual Property and High Technology Journal, and was awarded Loyola’s Law Excellence Awards noting the highest grade obtained for her work in a number of courses including: Family Law, Advanced Torts, Constitutional Law, and Civil Law Clinic.  After serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Alma Chasez, Chief Magistrate for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Celeste joined the Atlanta law firm of Alembik, Fine & Callner, P.A., whose clients included such multinational companies as Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Bic USA, Inc., where she focused her practice in product liability litigation.  In 2016, Celeste returned to Missouri to work for Daniel, Powell & Brewer and she is admitted to practice in all Missouri state courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. She is a current member of the Louisiana Bar, Georgia Bar, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, Southern Missouri Women Lawyers and the Defense Research Institute.