About Attorney Camille McBride
A native of New York City, Camille R. McBride grew up in the East Flatbush and East New York sections of Brooklyn. The daughter of Jamaican Immigrants, Camille’s parents instilled a level of pride and self-respect that gave her a solid foundation to make good choices in life. Education was important. Attending college was expected and Camille knew she would graduate college and go on to achieve a professional career. Camille narrowed her choices to a career in business or law, but she eventually discovered that practicing law would have a much more rewarding long-term outcome. Camille truly believes joining the legal profession was one of the greatest decisions of her life and she is grateful that she made the right decision. She says, “Becoming a lawyer has allowed me to help many different types of people because lawyers have the unique ability to affect societal change”.
Education is Paramount
Camille R. McBride is admitted to practice law in Florida, District of Columbia, and Maryland. She attended St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida and earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1995. During her last year of law school, she was chosen to be a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic and was certified by the Supreme Court of Florida. She wrote appeals in various areas of criminal law for the Public Defender’s Office, gaining knowledge and skills that would serve her during her law career. Prior to law school, Camille earned a Bachelors’ Degree in English Literature from the City University of New York, Bernard M. Baruch College and a Masters’ Degree in Secondary Education and English from the City University of New York, Queens College. Camille accomplished her ambitions, while raising a child as a single mother. Always passionate about education, and after practicing law for some years, Camille earned a Masters’ Degree in Health Care Administration and a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
In the early days of her law career, Camille accepted a position with a Florida statewide law firm defending employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators in all areas of defense litigation. Camille practiced workers’ compensation insurance defense, FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), and other state and federal law issues. Having gained a thorough understanding of the insurance industry, Camille became a Claimant/Plaintiff’s attorney before opening her own law office in Palm Beach County in 2004 and several years later in opening law offices in Washington, DC and Maryland. Camille has significant experience in marital and family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, distribution of assets and debts, domestic violence and related matters. She also practices Bankruptcy, Wills and Estates, and Immigration.
Change is Good
Over the past several months, Camille returned to South Florida and joined the prestigious law firm of Ayo and Iken, all while clouded by a global health crisis. Camille says, “Not only do I have to keep my own levels of stress and panic at a minimum, but I have to help my clients do so as well and represent them, aggressively.” She goes on to say, “It helps when you work for a law firm that truly cares about their staff and keeps up the morale.”
Family and Fun
Camille has two adult daughters who followed her example by excelling in higher learning and are paving their future in professional careers. In her spare time, Camille enjoys going to church, traveling, reading, cooking, and visiting family and friends.
- Associate Attorney, Ayo & Iken
- Member of the Florida Bar since 2001
- Licensed in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
- Juris Doctor Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida – 1995
- Member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic and certified by the Supreme Court of Florida