Ophelia Camiña is a partner with the trial boutique firm of Susman Godfrey, LLP where she specializes in complex commercial cases. Because of her impressive track record, she is especially sought after by clients facing complex, high-stakes and “bet-the-company” cases.
In 2013, Ms. Camiña was inducted into the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame for winning the 8th largest jury verdict in the United States in 2010. And, in 2015, Ms. Camiña was recognized by Texas Verdicts for winning the 22nd largest jury verdict in Texas in 2014.
Ms. Camiña has also received numerous recognitions including:
- Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas by Texas SuperLawyers
- Top 100 Lawyers in the Texas by Texas SuperLawyers
- Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas by Texas SuperLawyers
- Best Lawyers in Dallas by DMagazine
- Best Women Lawyers in Dallas by DMagazine
- The Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers in America®
- Best Results by Litigation Commentary
Ms. Camiña is passionate about supporting women lawyers and promoting their success in the legal profession. In addition to mentoring individual women, Ms. Camiña designed and launched various programs to support women lawyers including in 2010, starting a networking group for women lawyers called Act III (to recognize the importance of supporting women in the third act of their careers); in 2012, launching the Diversity Committee at her firm (which has implemented various programs to support and promote women and minority lawyers); and, in 2017, designing and launching the Dallas Bar Association’s award winning WE LEAD program (a full-year curriculum designed to educate, promote, retain and connect young women lawyers).
In addition to her interests in supporting women, Ms. Camiña has served the bar as a Director of the State Bar of Texas, as the Chair of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and as the founder and past President of the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation which has raised over $500,000 for scholarships for Hispanic law students.
Ms. Camiña has also served her community as a member of the Board of Managers of Parkland Health & Hospital System and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Theatre Center, the Dallas Shakespeare Theater, and the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
Ms. Camiña started her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (deceased), on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame (1978) and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School (1982) where she was an Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and received the Thomas and Alberta White Scholarship for Law and Public Policy.