Celia has represented people and businesses facing administrative and criminal investigations and prosecutions involving fraud, tax crimes, anti-trust law, environmental violations, sex offenses, drug crimes, violent crimes and DUII charges.
Celia has tried cases to a jury in Oregon county courts and in federal court. She has handled criminal appeals before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has represented professionals and businesses before licensing agencies and students before university discipline committees.
Celia earned high honors, graduating Order of the Coif, at the University of Oregon School of Law where she was a Wayne Morse Center student fellow on Race Class and the Criminal Justice System and Executive Editor of the Oregon Law Review. Celia has worked as a judicial extern at the District Court of Oregon in Eugene and as an intern in Governor Kulongoski’s office.
Celia was born in Louisiana. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University where she played for the Fightin’ Texas Aggies Division I volleyball team.
Celia has presented at continuing legal education seminars on a variety of criminal law topics.