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Celeste Lisanne Crizer

Celeste Lisanne Crizer, American lawyer. Bar: Colorado 1990, United States District Court Colorado 1992. Recipient Hoffman Cup (champion trial moot court competition) Denver University, 1989.


  • Crizer, Celeste Lisanne was born on June 26, 1964 in Gary, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Donald Oliver Crizer Junior and Vahona Joan (Fryar) Walta.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Psychology and Sports Medicine, Denver University, 1986. Juris Doctor, Denver University, 1990.


    • Figure skating instructor Denver University, North Jefferson County Ice Arena, Denver, 1984-1988. Intern Storage Technology Corporation, Louisville, 1989, Colorado Attorney General' General’ s Office, Denver, 1989, Arapahoe County Public Defender, Denver, 1990. Law clerk Grant, McHendrie, Haines & Crouse, 1988-1990.

      Law clerk to Honorary Alan Sternberg, Chief Judge Colorado Court Appeals, 1990-1991. Associate Cooper & Kelley, Professional Corporation, 1991-1992. Junior partner J. Gregory Walta, Professional Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1992-1995, partner, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Colorado 1990, United States District Court Colorado 1992.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Coordinator Legal-Medical Substance Use Prevention Program, Colorado Springs, since 1993. Member Colorado Bar Association (young lawyers executive council since 1994), El Paso County Bar Association (chair young lawyers 1994-1995, women lawyers since 1992, treasurer since 1996, Bryan S. Gardner Outstanding Young Lawyer award 1995), Psi Chi, Delta Gamma.



    Avocations: cross-country and downhill skiing, bicycling, mountain climbing, roller blading, (was competitive figure skater 10 years).


    • father: Donald Oliver Crizer Walta Junior
    • mother: Vahona Joan (Fryar) Walta
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    Born June 26, 1964
    (age 53)