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Celeste A. Evangelisti - Dallas, TX

3102 Oak Lawn AvenueSuite 1100 Dallas, TX 75219 - 4283

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Updated: 05/25/2017

Dallas Water Contamination Lawyer

Overview

Celeste Evangelisti is passionate about clean water-so much so that she has devoted the past several years of her career to representing individuals, municipalities, and water suppliers seeking clean-up costs for contamination damaging community water supplies. Hard-driving and tenacious, her legal prowess earned her the honor of being named a "Texas Super Lawyer" (Thompson Reuters, 2003-2005)...

Celeste Evangelisti is passionate about clean water-so much so that she has devoted the past several years of her career to representing individuals, municipalities, and water suppliers seeking clean-up costs for contamination damaging community water supplies. Hard-driving and tenacious, her legal prowess earned her the honor of being named a "Texas Super Lawyer" (Thompson Reuters, 2003-2005). She was also a member of the legal team representing Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) that were named "Attorneys of the Year" for Environmental Law in 2001 by California Lawyer (Daily Journal Corp.) for the resolution of a precedent-setting case requiring major oil companies to clean up more than 1,000 sites contaminated by the gasoline additive MTBE.

A shareholder with Baron & Budd's water contamination litigation group, Celeste currently represents plaintiffs in several states across the country seeking redress for polluted drinking water supplies. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its top rating. She is also a frequent speaker and presenter on legal topics concerning the prosecution of water contamination cases involving the gasoline additive MTBE and other contaminants of concern. Celeste also represented, pro bono, the family of a woman who perished during the 9/11 attacks in a claim for assistance from to the Victims Compensation Fund.

"The lengths some polluters will go to increase their profits at the expense of the well-being of entire communities never ceases to amaze me," she says. "It is ultimately very satisfying to bring these companies to justice and protect the environmental integrity of our water supplies."

About Celeste A. Evangelisti

Practice Areas

  • Water Contamination
  • Enviromental

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • California
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois

Other Affiliations

  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • American Association for Justice, Environmental Law Section
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education

  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1995
    J.D.
  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, 1992
    B.A.
    Major: Mathematics

Classes and Seminars

  • "How to Work Up an MTBE Case – Documents and Depositions", MTBE Multi District Litigation PSC Group, March 15, 2005
  • "Pursuit of Damages by Municipal Water Providers and Private Well Owners", Mealey's MTBE & USTs Litigation Conference, December 6, 2004
  • "MTBE: The Plaintiffs’ Perspective", Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, July 29, 2004
  • "Perchlorate in Ground Water: Legal Implications", American Ground Water Trust, February 9, 2004
  • "Perchlorate: The Blast that Lasts", 11th Annual Region 9 Tribal EPA Conference, October 23, 2003
  • "Discovery Issues: What are your looking for? What are you going to find?", Mealey's MTBE and USTs Litigation Conference, November 4, 2002 - November 5, 2002
  • "MTBE: What the Public’s Representatives Should Know", Twelfth Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, August 2, 2000
  • "Update on Class Actions", Mealey's MTBE Conference, May 11, 2000 - May 12, 2000

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Celeste A. Evangelisti

Included on the 2005 Texas list


Past Lists

  • 2004 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Celeste A. Evangelisti on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (2006)
  • Texas Super Lawyer (Law & Politics magazine, Key Professional Media), 2003 - 2005
  • Daily Journal Corp.'s California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for Environmental Law, 2001
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory

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Address

3102 Oak Lawn AvenueSuite 1100 Dallas, TX 75219 - 4283

Fax

  • 214-523-6600

Office Hours

24 Hours

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