Celeste J. L. Cardin

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  • Principal

William Woods University (B.A., Honors, 1992); University of Southern California, School of Public Policy (1992); Loyola University School of Law (J.D., Honors, 2002)

Outstanding Student of the Year Award, Loyola Law Clinic; Outstanding Member, Association of Women Law Students; President, Association of Women Law Students; Law Excellence Award, Advanced Torts (Highest Grade Awarded); Law Excellence Award, Constitutional Law: Right to Privacy (Highest Grade Awarded); Law Excellence Award, Family Law (Highest Grade Awarded)

Law Excellence Award, Loyola Law Clinic (Highest Grade Awarded); Case Note and Comment Editor, Intellectual Property & High Technology Law Journal; Adjunct Professor in Business Law, Rabouin Magnet School, New Orleans, Louisiana; Courtroom Advocate, YWCA Rape Crisis Center. President, Association of Women Law Students; Adjunct Professor, Business Law; Law Clerk to Chief Magistrate Alma Chasez, Eastern District of Louisiana.

Admitted to Louisiana Bar 2003, Georgia Bar 2005, and Missouri Bar 2016; and admitted to U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri. Member: Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association; The Missouri Bar; The Louisiana State Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia.

Legal Aid of SW MO 1998-1999, Law Clerk; Nicaud, Sunseri & Fradella 2000-2002, Law Clerk; Hon. Alma L. Chasez 2001-2002, Law Clerk; Favret, Demarest, Russo & Lutkewitte 2002-2004, Associate; Alembik, Fine & Callner 2004-2007, Associate; Meyring Law Firm 2010-2011, Associate; Law Offices of Celeste J. L. Cardin 2004-2015, Owner; Daniel, Powell & Brewer, LLC 2015-2019, Associate, 2019-2022, Partner; Rogers Ehrhardt 2022 to present, Principal.

Practice Area

  • Insurance Defense 70%
  • Construction Litigation 20%
  • Trucking Litigation 10%



Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2003
  • Missouri, 2016
  • Georgia, 2005


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: With High Distinction
  • Williams Woods University, Fulton, Missouri
    • B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science, Legal Studies

Other Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Daniel, Powell & Brewer, LLC, Associate / Partner, 2015 to 2022
  • Law Office of Celeste J. L. Cardin, Owner, 2004 to 2015