As an associate attorney, Cambre brings a unique blend of empathy, compassion, and a solution-focused mindset to her practice, deeply informed by her background working with youth and families.
Early Influences and Academic Journey Cambre's journey into law was shaped early on by her personal experiences, particularly the impact of divorce during her childhood. This experience gave her an acute understanding of the multifaceted effects such transitions have on families, both in the short and long term. Her empathetic and compassionate nature, coupled with a strong solutions-oriented approach, is a testament to these early life experiences.
Cambre's pursuit of legal expertise began with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Utah Tech University, fueled by her ambition to attend law school. After gaining valuable experience working as a legal assistant for two years, she advanced her studies at the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law. During her time at law school, Cambre was not only a diligent student but also an active member of various student organizations, often taking on leadership roles and contributing significantly to these groups.
Professional Experience Cambre's legal career is marked by a diverse range of experiences. Her time as a student attorney, representing youth in delinquency proceedings, was a formative period where she honed her holistic and client-centered approach. This experience was crucial in developing her understanding of the law's impact on individual lives.
Following law school, Cambre served as a public defender in Portland, Oregon, representing parents and children entangled in the child welfare system. In this role, she maintained an informed and intentional approach, ensuring that her clients felt heard, seen, and empowered. This philosophy remains a cornerstone of her practice to this day.
Beyond her courtroom advocacy, Cambre has been involved in policy advocacy work and possesses significant experience in legal research and writing. Her ability to advocate for her clients both in and out of the courtroom is underscored by her commitment to being thoroughly prepared, adaptable, and patient, regardless of the challenges that may arise.
Personal Interests and Home Life Although she grew up in Utah, Cambre considers the Pacific Northwest her home. Outside the realm of her legal profession, she enjoys exploring the city and its surroundings, practicing yoga, and cherishing moments with her partner and their cats.