Michelle Castellano Keeler is currently Vice President of Mellano & Company, a flower grower and distributor based out of Oceanside, California. She has been a member of the California Bar since 2000 and maintains a private mediation practice. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Mellano Enterprises as well as the Society of American Florists in Alexandria, VA. Michelle is also a board member of Frank Toyota/Subaru/Hyundai on the Mile of Cars in San Diego.
She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of San Diego and her juris doctorate from California Western School of Law. In addition, Michelle holds an L.L.M. from Pepperdine University and studied international mediation at Humboldt-Universitat in Berlin, Germany.
Prior to Mellano & Company, Michelle practiced family law and she previously clerked for the Honorable Ronald H. Domnitz in San Diego Superior Court. Michelle enjoys representing several agricultural interests at the local, state and national level and proudly represented the California & Florida flower growers at the United Nations Montreal Protocol Meetings since 2003.
A believer in giving back to her community, Michelle is an active volunteer in her church and her children’s school and is an avid traveler.