Miguelina M. Camilo, Democrat for 33rd Senate District
Miguelina has spent her legal career in dedicated service to the City of New York, the Bronx, and the Dominican communities from which she came.
She served as Associate Counsel to the Office of General Counsel for the Board of Elections in the City of New York, where the office is charged with enforcing New York Election law on all matters relating to the pursuit of public office. She came to the City from private practice, first in the law office of Murray Richman, a criminal defense attorney in the Bronx, where she learned the practice of law, how to advise clients, and how to zealously advocate on their behalf in the courtroom; and most recently from the Camilo Law Firm, P.C. which she founded in 2016 to advise on family and matrimonial matters, including the representation of indigent clients as 18B counsel.
Miguelina’s advocacy and leadership is also reflected in her volunteer work. She currently serves as President of both the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, where she is the first President of Dominican descent for the association, and 100 Hispanic Women – Bronx Chapter, after having previously served as board member and then President of The Dominican Bar Association, and as Bronx County Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections in the City of New York.
She is cofounder of Legal Mentorship Bridge for Bronx Youth (LMBBY) in partnership with the Bronx Women’s Bar Association, the Bronx County Bar Association, iMentor and Here to Here. Through this program, judges and practitioners volunteer as mentors for high school students.
She is committee member for the Attorney Grievance Committee for the First Department, Co- chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Voting Rights Committee and Co-chair of the Events Committee for the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) where she was a 2020 Fellow.
Miguelina Camilo received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School and her Bachelor’s in Political Science from New York University.
“I want to run for office because in my 10 years as a lawyer I have seen people in their most difficult moments and have witnessed how easy it is to be overlooked when there is a lack of learned empathy – one that you only possess when you have the lived experience of coming from the communities that you serve.”