Camille Joy DeCamp
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.
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.
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.
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
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
MASTER OF ARTS
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court—Central District of California
U.S. District Court—Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court—Southern District of California
All California Superior Courts
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
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Johnson, C. J. (1996). The effects of contrast on perceptual processes. Der Zeitgeist: The Student Journal of Psychology, July, 1-5.
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