Celestine M. Montague

Celestine Montague has a broad range of experience in complex insurance coverage and general commercial litigation. She manages complex, multi-million dollar cases through all facets of litigation, from pre-trial strategy through post-trial relief. Celestine’s approach to litigation focuses on early identification of the most cost-effective method of resolution that suits her client’s interests, which often includes controlling the scope and speed of discovery to either facilitate settlement or prepare the matter for summary adjudication.

She represents property and casualty and professional liability insurance companies in state and federal courts nationwide, as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums including private arbitrations and mediations.

Celestine has handled insurance coverage and bad faith litigation matters involving complex and emerging issues pertinent to various types of coverage, including advertising injury/intellectual property, directors and officers, professional liability, environmental liability, public officials and law enforcement, employment practices, sexual misconduct, garage keepers liability and fidelity bonds. She also has represented clients in litigation involving business and commercial disputes, including contractual indemnification, breach of contract and shareholder derivative actions.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) General Commercial Litigation, 2) Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, 3) Professional Liability and 4) Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability
Law School Temple University Beasley School of Law (JD, 1994)
Education University of Pennsylvania, (MA, 1992), Dickinson College, (BA, 1990)
Bar Member / Association Pennsylvania, New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Most recent firm White and Williams LLP
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