Celeste Fiore is an Owner of Argentino Fiore Law & Advocacy, LLC.
As one of few out non-binary legal professionals, Celeste’s practice consists of family law, school law, special education and anti-bullying work, civil rights litigation, 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 serves as a Trustee of the NJSBA. Celeste is also the immediate past Chair of the LGBT Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and is a member of the Section’s Legislative Committee. Celeste often is called upon to advise on proposed legislation referred to the Section and assist in legislative drafting for bills which may impact the LGBTQ community and beyond. Celeste has been appointed to the NJSBA’s Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association (including as an admitted member of the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association), the American Bar Association, NJSBA Family Law Section and NJSBA Young Lawyer’s Division.
In New Jersey and across the Nation, Celeste has relationships with numerous civil rights and advocacy groups such as NCLR, ACLU-NJ and Garden State Equality and pro bono legal service providers and organizations. In addition to supporting these organizations with offering services, Celeste acts as an amazing community resource and liaison to many organizations to ensure that people are headed in the right direction and achieving a just solution, while keeping in mind the costs of litigation.
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 use the pronoun “they/them/theirs” and often conducts trainings as to LGBTQ and NonBinary competency to businesses and organizations. To learn more about opportunities for Celeste to come work with your team, contact our office today!