Michael “Mike” Celeste, Jr. was born and raised in Milford, Mass. 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 in Palm Beach County. Mike has been Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation, which is the highest certification one may achieve in the legal field, since 1998 and has lectured extensively on Workers’ Compensation issues. Mike maintains an extremely active lifestyle outside of work, including hunting, horseback riding, Pilates, ice hockey, and lacrosse. Celeste Law Firm is a full-litigation law firm focusing on Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Homeowners' Insurance, and Personal Injury cases. The attorneys and staff are experienced, knowledgeable, hard-working, and determined. Believe it or not, our attorneys and staff all enjoy coming to work every day because we know we will make a positive difference in someone’s life. We, the attorneys and staff at Celeste Law Firm, understand and empathize with our clients’ pain and financial troubles. Our clients’ needs are the top priority in our law firm. Our mission at Celeste Law Firm is to zealously and competently represent our clients.