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Celeste M. Harris

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Location:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Phone:
866-912-8731
336-793-1758
Fax:
336-777-8882
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Mediation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers' Compensation Board Certified Specialist, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization
  • Mediator, The Dispute Resolution Commission of North Carolina

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, 1993

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1991
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri - 1990
    • Law Review: Saint Louis University Law Review
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • B.S.N. - 1983
    • Major: Nursing

Published Works

  • Note, Statutory Regulation of Nurse Staffing Agencies: Can Quality Healthcare be Assured Without It?, 34 St. Louis U.L.J. 1131, 1990
  • A Case for Attending the Injured Worker Client's Medical Examination, Trial Briefs, July, 2000
  • The Quest for Equal Access to Justice in North Carolina, The North Carolina State Bar Journal, Spring, 2012

Classes/Seminars

  • Frequent Speaker, Continuing Legal Education and Community Programs
  • Workers' Compensation Update, Counsel on Education in Management, 1999
  • Who's On First and Where Does This Go? How to Organize Medical Records, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Legal Assistants, Summer Conference, 2000
  • Protecting the Confidentiality of Medical Information: A Call to be Attentive and Proactive, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2001
  • The In's and Out's of Workers' Compensation Practice Case Basics: Selection and Development, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2001 - 2002
  • You've Passed the Bar...Now What?, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2001 - 2002
  • Non-Consensual Communication with the Treating Doctor, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • TTD After MMI, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Convention, 2002
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records in North Carolina, Lorman Education Services, July 24, 2003
  • Workers' Compensation in North Carolina, Lorman Education Services, July 21, 2004
  • Management of Medical Records in North Carolina, Lorman Education Services, May 17, 2005
  • Workers' Compensation in North Carolina, Lorman Education Services, July 13, 2005
  • Public Benefits Law Task Force Meeting, Medical Terminology Basics, Legal Aid of North Carolina, March 22, 2007
  • Rules of the Road with Experts, Vocational Experts, NCAJ, February 22, 2011
  • Workers' Compensation Roundtable, Determining Whether Settlement is in Your Client's Best Interest, March 4, 2011
  • Social Security, A Primer for a New Decade, NCAJ, March 18, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, selected for inclusion in the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine editions, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Forsyth County Bar Association, Member, Ethics & Grievance Committee (2002-2005); Member, Fee Dispute Resolution Committee (2009-Present)
  • Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association, President 1998, 1998 - Present
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc (LANC) , Board of Directors , 2007 - 2014
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc (LANC), Vice Chair, 2009 - 2011
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc (LANC), Chair, 2011 - 2013
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Board of Governors, 2000-2006, 2000 - Present
  • NCAJ Mock Trial, Regional Coordinator, 1992-2008; State Coordinator, 2007-2008
  • Joseph Branch Inn of Court, Wake Forest University, 1991 - 2001
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, 1991 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA)
  • Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)