Current City: Charleston, SC
Cameron is a native of Charleston, S.C. She earned her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina.
Before becoming a lawyer, Cameron traveled an interdisciplinary career path that included stints as a business process and technology consultant, a writer, a cook at Spago Hollywood, and a college administrator and academic advisor. She chose to join the first class of the Charleston School of Law specifically because of the school’s avowed public interest focus.
While in law school, Cameron was a founding member of the Charleston Law Review, for which she served as Articles Editor. She was a member of the Moot Court Board and two interscholastic Moot Court teams, and was also the 1L Moot Court Champion. At graduation, she was honored to be selected by the faculty and administration as a member of the Forensic Club and to be recognized for outstanding pro bono service.
After graduating magna cum laude from CSOL, she worked at Carlock Copeland & Stair and later the Charleston County Public Defender’s office. Since 2009 she has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of South Carolina, representing indigent defendants at every stage of federal criminal proceedings from initial appearance through trial to appeals and petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. She taught as an adjunct professor at the Charleston School of Law for three semesters and routinely presents at CLE seminars on issues involving federal criminal law and legal ethics for criminal defense lawyers.
Cameron and her husband, David, have one son—one of the first CSOL babies—and are both active in PURE Theatre, where Cameron is on the board of directors and David performs and directs regularly. Cameron is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the 2013 class of Liberty Fellowship.