ATTORNEY PROFILES

Photo of Julia Campins, smiling at camera Photo Credit:  Bill McClave

Photo of Julia Campins, smiling at camera

Photo Credit:  Bill McClave

Julia Campins

Julia Campins is a founding partner of Campins Benham-Baker.  Prior to forming the firm, she was an attorney with Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. from 2007 to 2012.  Julia clerked for the Hon. Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was the Equal Justice Litigation Fellow at the Impact Fund.

Julia is an Executive Editor of the ABA-BNA Employment Discrimination Law treatise (5th Ed., 2013; and Supplements).  She is the author of the "Equitable Remedies" chapter in Employment Damages and Remedies (CEB 2012), co-author (with Hillary Benham-Baker) of the Alternative Dispute Resolution chapter in Employee Leave Laws: Compliance and Litigation (CEB forthcoming 2015), as well as chapters in the ABA-BNA treatise Class Action Fairness Act:  Law and Strategy (2013).   She previously served as co-editor of the ABA Section of Litigation - Class Actions and Derivative Suits Newsletter.  She has also authored articles, including "CAFA Remands: Assigning the Burdens," published in the ABA Section of Litigation Class Actions and Derivative Suits Newsletter, Fall 2010, “Class Certification in 401(k) Cases After LaRue,” (with Catha Worthman of Lewis Feinberg) published in the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Benefits Committee Newsletter, Summer 2009, and “Class Member Turnover and Employment Class Certification,” published in the Summer/Fall 2007 issue of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s The Employee Advocate.  

Julia is a frequent speaker on employment and civil rights issues, including disability discrimination.  She has spoken at the ABA's National Conference on Employment and Education Issues Impacting Persons with Disabilities, the conference of the Labor and Employment Section of the ABA, the ABA's National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, the Annual Convention of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the Impact Fund’s Strategic Conference on Employment Discrimination Class Actions, and the Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education program.  She also served as a track coordinator for the Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation track at the 2014 ABA Labor and Employment Law Annual Section Conference.  

Julia currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Impact Fund and the Litigation Committee of the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center

Julia is also a member of the mediation panel for the Northern District of California and a volunteer mediator with the Volunteer Legal Services Corporation and Superior Court of Alameda County Unlawful Detainer Mediation Project.

For 2013-2017, Julia has been named a Northern California "Super Lawyer."  (In 2011 & 2012, Super Lawyers magazine named her a "Rising Star" among Northern California attorneys.)  Julia was recognized as an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair - Class Actions & Derivative Suits by the ABA Section of Litigation for the 2011-2012 Leadership Year.  She was also selected as one of the 2014 Top 40 Under 40 in Labor and Employment Law in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

A graduate of Columbia Law School, Julia was President of the Public Interest Law Foundation and a Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review.  She was also co-Coordinator of the Tenants’ Rights Project, a pro bono project in conjunction with the Goddard Riverside SRO Law Project in New York City.  Julia received the Samuel I. Rosenman Prize for Academic Excellence in Public Interest Law and was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Julia doesn't really have spare time, but in her off-work time, she enjoys playing with her sons, hiking, cooking, assembling furniture, and watching sports.


Photo of Hillary Benham-Baker, smiling at camera Photo Credit: Bill McClave

Photo of Hillary Benham-Baker, smiling at camera

Photo Credit: Bill McClave

Hillary Benham-Baker

Hillary Benham-Baker is a founding partner of Campins Benham-Baker. Hillary is proud to have dedicated her career to representing employees and civil rights litigants.  

Hillary is a frequent speaker on employment law topics and has recently spoken on California leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and pre-litigation strategies.  She is also the author of the "Damages for Wrongful Termination and Other Tort Claims" chapter in Employment Damages and Remedies (CEB 2016) and co-author (with Julia Campins) of the Alternative Dispute Resolution chapter in Employee Leave Laws: Compliance and Litigation (CEB 2016).  She also authored "D.R. Horton and Class Waiver Arbitration Provisions," published in the ABA Section of Litigation Class Actions and Derivative Suits Newsletter, Summer 2012.  

From 2011 through 2017, Super Lawyers magazine has named Hillary a "Rising Star" among Northern California attorneys.  

Hillary is the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee for the Alameda County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law section and volunteers as Supervising Attorney and guest lecturer with the Legal Aid at Work Workers’ Rights Clinic

In 2008, Hillary served as an Extern to the Honorable Claudia Wilken in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  As a student at the University of California Hastings College of Law, Hillary was awarded the Tony Patiño Fellowship.  She also served as an executive editor for the Hastings Women's Law Journal, worked as a research assistant at the Center for WorkLife Law, and was an intern with the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, Racial Justice Project

In her spare time, Hillary loves to spend time with her baby girl and maybe even find a few minutes to read a book.