Celeste Fiore is an Owner of Argentino Family Law & Child Advocacy.
Their practice consists of family law, special education and anti-bullying work, legal assistance for the transgender and non-binary identified community and advancement of LGBTQ rights in general.
Celeste is a long-time LGBTQ educator, activist, and advocate, starting at American University in Washington, DC by leading its LGBTQ undergraduate organization. While at Rutgers School of Law (Camden), Celeste also led Outlaws, the LGBTQ law student group. Celeste presents regularly on LGBTQ cultural competency and legal issues specific to the LGBTQ community.
Celeste currently serves as the Chair of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of the Section’s Legislative Committee and reviews. They also advise on proposed legislation referred to the Section and assists in legislative drafting for bills which may impact the LGBTQ community. Celeste has been appointed to the NJSBA’s Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the NJSBA Family Law Section and NJSBA Young Lawyer’s Division. They are also the new NJSBA LGBTQ+At-Large Trustee.
In New Jersey, Celeste has relationships with numerous civil rights and advocacy groups such as ACLU-NJ and Garden State Equality and pro bono legal service providers and organizations. Celeste uses these relationships to work for the best results for clients, while keeping in mind the costs of litigation. Celeste is currently working to develop a program for pro bono representation of transgender adults for legal name changes in New Jersey.
Celeste was named a New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2017, 2018 and 2019. Celeste was recognized as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40!
Celeste prefers the pronoun “they” to “he” or “she.” When in doubt, Celeste always answers to their name.