Ophelia F. Camina
Partner
Houston Office Phone: (713) 653-7893 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education
  • Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (B.A. 1978).
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (J.D. 1982).
  • Editor, Notre Dame Law Review (1980-82).
  • Thomas J. & Alberta White Scholar for Law and Public Policy (1981-82).
Judicial Clerkship
  • Honorable Judge Jerry Buchmeyer (deceased),
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (1982-83).

Texas Super Lawyers wrote: “Ophelia Camiña entered law school on a lark, but her success has been far from a fluke.” 

The Dallas Business Journal wrote: “Ophelia Camiña is no ordinary lawyer, a partner with Susman Godfrey LLP since 1991 she has achieved extraordinary success at trial.”

In 2013, the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame (VerdictSearch) recognized Ms. Camiña for her jury verdict in Dillard’s, Inc. vs. i2 Technologies, Inc. which was the 8thlargest in the United States in 2010.  In 2014, The Texas Lawyer named Ms. Camiña Litigator of the Week for her jury verdict in GlobeRanger Corporation vs. Software AG, USA, Inc. ***

Few trial lawyers have obtained this level of victory for their clients.  And, she is just as successful in representing defendants.  For one client, who was sued for over $1 Billion, Ms. Camiña obtained not only a “take nothing” award, but also an award of her client’s attorney’s fees. ***

Clients describe Ms. Camiña as “smart, gutsy and tenacious” and as having “the whole trial-lawyer package: confidence, competitiveness and good judgment.”  

Ms. Camiña’s trial practice includes complex commercial cases in state court, federal court and in arbitration.  She has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of commercial disputes.  Because of her extraordinary track record, she is especially sought by clients facing complex, high-stakes and “bet-the-company” cases.

***These are just examples of completed cases, not a prediction of future outcomes.

Recognitions
  • Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, (2013, VerdictSearch)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Dallas, Texas Super Lawyers (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 Thomson Reuters)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas, Texas Super Lawyers (2005, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 Thomson Reuters)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, (DMagazine)
  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, (DMagazine)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers (2007 – 2017, Woodward White, Inc.)
  • Texas Super Lawyers,  (2003 – 2017, Thomson Reuters)
Articles Featuring Ms. Camiña
  • Litigator of the Week, Texas Lawyer (December 8, 2014)
  • The Accidental Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers (2011)
  • David v. Goliath, Dallas Business Journal (2008)
Wins: Representing Plaintiffs
  • $15 million jury verdict in GlobeRanger vs. Software AG, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (theft of trade secrets) (pending resolution).
  • $239 million jury verdict in Dillard’s, Inc. vs. i2 Technologies, Inc., Dallas County, Texas (fraud in connection with the sale of software products) (case settled for $57 Million; client received $44.5 Million net of attorney’s fees).
  • $33 million jury verdict in Sunrise Systems vs. Xerox Corporation, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (breach of contract) (case settled for $25 Million; client received $15 Million net of attorney’s fees).
  • Settlement in ADAPT vs. Arthur Anderson, Dallas County, Texas (theft of trade secrets).
  • Settlement in Fidelity vs. Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Tarrant County, Texas (accounting malpractice).
Wins: Representing Defendants
  • Stephen Clark vs. Dillard’s, Inc., Dallas County, Texas (misappropriation of likeness).
  • Positive Software vs. New Century, AAA arbitration (copyright infringement).
  • Noe vs. McLendon, Denton County, Texas (breach of contract).
  • Colter’s vs. Famous Dave’s, Dallas County, Texas (theft of trade secrets).
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Master, Mac Taylor American Inn of Court
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of AmericaTM
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Past Member, Texas Equal Access to Justice Commission
  • Past Director, State Bar of Texas
  • Past Chair, Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows
  • Past Director, North Texas Legal Services
Notable Representation