Celeste V. Lopes, Esq. earned her B.A. in 1980. In August 1983, immediately after sitting for the New York State Bar Exam, Lopes joined the King's County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was first assigned to the Sex Crimes Bureau. She moved through various assignments and is currently a deputy bureau chief of the Rackets Division. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.Y. and in Massachusetts.
Contribution: First blind Assistant District Attorney in New York State and one of a handful nationwide.