Celeena Pompeo is a Partner in Selman Breitman’s Orange County and Phoenix offices and is a member of the firm’s General Liability, Toxic Tort/Environmental, and Trucking and Transportation practice groups. Celeena represents insurance carriers, corporations, and small business owners in the defense of personal injury suits, including cases arising out of catastrophic injury. Her clients include national corporations and small businesses. She also has experience in representing insurance carriers and businesses in disputes that involve multi-party trucking and transportation cases and product liability.

Celeena handles cases from inception through trial, having second-chaired several jury trials. During trial, she has conducted direct examinations, cross-examinations, client and witness testimony preparation, and handles all aspects of expert witness testimony. She has also prepared for numerous jury trials that ultimately resolved on the eve of trial. 

With experience in general liability, Celeena works closely with her clients analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of claims and defenses to develop the most effective defense strategy, including early evaluation. Celeena leverages her good relationships with opposing counsel to extricate clients early with no cost.

Celeena presently resides in Irvine, California. She is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is actively involved with the Orange County Coalition of Diversity. Indian in heritage, Celeena understands Punjabi. When not helping clients with their legal needs, she spends her time going to yoga, running, cooking, and traveling.


  • Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star: 2018-2022
  • Super Lawyers Southern California Women's Edition Rising Star: 2022
  • Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law
Celeena B. Pompeo
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Bar Admission

California, 2013

Arizona, 2017


Whittier Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2013

California State University, Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, B.A., 2005