Hometown: Butler, Pennsylvania
Family stats: I’m from a family of six — five girls and one boy — born to Alice & Ray Cameron. My family is spread across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida.
Neighborhood: Brick Row, National City, CA (a historical section of San Diego).
Why San Diego: When I joined the Navy, my first duty station was here. Even though I’ve travelled and lived in many places, I still find my way back here.
What inspired you to pursue a career in law? I was a Yeoman (secretary) in the navy. When I decided to get out after seven years, I applied to a secretarial position at Milberg Weiss (now Robbins Geller). Honestly, I just needed a job – I didn’t realize then how I’d be in this field for 30-plus years!
Why did you choose to pursue plaintiffs work? I could never work for a defendant law firm. I am the type of person who always roots for the underdog and who always will stand up for people’s rights.
What has been your most exciting moment working in the law? Anytime we get a recovery for our plaintiff it’s exciting — especially if it means the company changes its practices as part of the process.
Favorite “locals-only” SD spot or activity? Camping in Burnt Rancheria.
What’s your perfect SD day? A swim, hanging out with friends, enjoying a good meal and wine together.
I don’t leave home without… saying my morning meditations.
Favorite leisure activity? Dancing, swimming, and camping.
What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you? I’m an open book! I don’t think anyone is ever surprised at me. Geesh, I wish I had more of a poker face/mentality.
If I could have dinner with anyone in history, it would be: Athena because she is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, law and justice, strength, the arts and crafts.
Why HAE? Because we represent the people who have been harmed in various ways by greedy corporations and companies.