While teaching full-time Celeste earned a Master of Science in counseling from Long Island University in Brooklyn. Shortly thereafter she moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University Law School. She is an Emory Law School graduate and has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1979.
An experienced trial attorney, Celeste has handled thousands of cases in the superior and state courts during the 36 years that she has been a member of the Georgia Bar. Her experience ranges from handling very basic uncontested matters to cases involving complex issues.