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Camille Joy DeCamp

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Maria Cerezo

Camille Joy DeCamp is an experienced litigator in the areas of employment, construction, and general complex business litigation.  She has appeared in state and federal courts throughout California. She also has experience in negotiating and drafting legislation, including testifying at California Assembly committee hearings.

Prior to joining Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, Ms. DeCamp spent the majority of her legal career at a large, nationwide law firm.  Before becoming an attorney, Ms. DeCamp worked in academia where she taught many undergraduate courses in psychology.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of San Diego and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Western Kentucky University.  During her undergraduate and graduate work in psychology, Ms. DeCamp presented her research at conferences throughout the United States and in Europe.

 

 

Experience

Construction Law

Ms. DeCamp has represented and counseled major U.S. businesses, architects/engineers and other individuals in a wide variety of commercial and construction disputes, professional liability/architect and engineer liability matters, including construction and design defects, delay and disruption, product liability, and environmental/toxic torts, (including mold and indoor air quality issues). She has also represented developers in complex construction defect matters.

Employment Law

Ms. DeCamp’s employment law practice includes employment law defense, including wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour matters, and related claims, and handling administrative charges. She has experience in the representation of businesses, including hospitality companies, small businesses, and individuals in employment, commercial and business litigation. Ms. DeCamp’s employment litigation practice includes: wage and hour matters, including class action lawsuits, wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, and handling administrative charges. Her transactional employment work includes: drafting of EEOC and DFEH responses, witness interview and depositions, preparation of separation, settlement and employment agreements and assisting with reductions in force, counseling employers on state and federal regulation compliance, terminations and workplace policies, and assisting clients with training programs.

Business Litigation

Ms. DeCamp’s business litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on consumer-related class action suits. Ms. DeCamp has extensive experience prosecuting, resolving, and defending complex class action litigation matters with an emphasis on claims involving product liability, false advertising, consumer fraud, breach of contract, unfair business practices, and other various California consumer statutes, as well as claims on behalf of the general public against businesses with respect to claims of unfair business practices and false advertising.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

JURIS DOCTOR

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, 2004

MASTER OF ARTS

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, 2000

BACHELOR OF ARTS 

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, 1996

U.S. District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

California

 

Professional Associations

San Diego County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

American Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter

National Notary Association

Asian Business Association

Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Honor Society)

Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)

Kappa Delta Sorority

Honors & Awards

Student Bar Association Vice-President, 2002-2004

President, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, 2003-2004

Prosecutor, Honor Court, University of San Diego School of Law 2003-2004

San Diego International Law Journal, 2002

USD Community Service Grant Recipient, 2002

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, initiated 2002

Psychology Department Outstanding Senior Award, 1996

Departmental Honors in Psychology, 1996

Cum Laude graduate, 1996

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges & University, 1996

President, Kappa Delta Sorority—Zeta Rho Chapter, 1995

Kappa Delta Sorority—Zeta Rho Chapter, initiated 1995

Psi Chi National Psychology Honors Society, initiated 1995

Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society, initiated 1995

Alpha Kappa Iota National University Union Honor Society, initiated 1995

President of Psi Chi, 1995-1996

Psychology Club Executive Board Member, 1993-1996

Western Kentucky University Graduate Research Grant (1997) for a total of $500.00

Psychology Department Tutor, 1994-1996

Associated Students’ Academic Research Grant each semester from 1994 – 1996. Totals varied from $100.00 – $250.00

Publications

Sgoutas-Emch, S. A., & Johnson, C. J. (1998). The effects of journal writing on both physiological and psychological parameters of anxiety toward statistic courses. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 25 (1), 49-57.

Johnson, C. J., & Sgoutas-Emch, S. A. (1997). High and low facilitators to test anxiety: Do they differ in measures of performance and anxiety toward statistics? Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 11, 22-29.

Johnson, C. J. (1996). The effects of contrast on perceptual processes. Der Zeitgeist: The Student Journal of Psychology, July, 1-5.

Johnson, C. J. (2006). To Make a Difference. The Update, Spring 2006.

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