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Camy Beth Schwam-Wilcox

Family Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.9   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Camy

Learn Camy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Divorce can be a very emotional and difficult time in your life. You are part of the team at our firm, and we pride ourselves on communication and attention to detail. Let us help you achieve your goals to a peaceful life.

    22 years

  2. Family
    25%
    My team and I will make you feel as if you are our only client. You will receive the attention and communication you need and deserve from your attorney and staff. Family cases are emotional and complex, We are here to help you.

    22 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Let me help you find peace in your financial life. Find out what chapter you may qualify for to file.

    22 years

  4. Criminal defense
    20%
    As a former prosecutor, I know how to navigate around a courtroom. When your liberty is in question, be sure you have someone in your corner that can help you.

    24 years

  5. Alimony
    5%

  6. Child custody
    5%

 

I have been an attorney since 2000. I love my career because I enjoy helping people with their legal problems and navigating through the legal system.  I was a paralegal prior to attending law school at a labor and employment firm, and I knew I wanted to do more to help people problem solve; I wanted to be the voice when they were unable to speak up for themselves.  I relocated to Florida to attend the University of Central Florida where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature before I received my Juris Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University.  I started my attorney career as a prosecutor in Orange County Florida.  I prosecuted cases in Criminal Traffic, Misdemeanor, Juvenile and Felony before I went into private practice.   I enjoy problem solving for my clients, and ensuring that their due process rights are not being violated.  I practice in Family Law, Collaborative Law, Adoption (domestic) Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense, Dependency and Wills.  Our team at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates strives to do our very best at all times, and to be sure to serve the needs of our clients.  Our client's feel as if they are our only client, and they are always important to us.  We pride ourselves on communication and attention to detail.  We appreciate every opportunity to assist people with their legal needs.  Our team is also very active in the legal and non-legal community.  Schwam-Wilcox & Associates holds 2 food drives each year to help fill a local food pantry to ensure the members of our community have something to eat for themselves and their children.  Our team volunteers to perform legal work for the people who qualify and for children who need a voice.

I am not only an attorney, but I am also a Florida Supreme Court Family Law Certified Mediator and a Guardian Ad Litem.  I like to help people in their time of need, I like to change my clients’' feelings of despair into hope and joy.  Legal matters are very stressful, emotional and can be expensive; however, if you have an attorney on your side that you can trust, you will be in a better place during your legal challenges.  I am honest, upfront, trustworthy, and I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you to achieve your legal goals.  I cannot make any promises regarding an outcome in your case; however, I can promise to give you respect, diligence, the truth (if you want to hear it or not, there is no "candy-coating") hard work and dedication to your case.  You will never be a number, and you will always be able to reach part of your team to discuss your case.

You are the team leader on your case, we are the hired help.  We are the "advisors" that give you the legal options and you make a decision on how you want to run your case, it is your life and your children.  We will tell you what we think is the best choices for your legal strategy according to the facts of your case, and you will ultimately tell us which of the strategies presented to you that you want to use on your legal matter. 

I have a significant amount of trial experience as a prosecutor and as a private attorney.  I have practiced all over the state of Florida from Colombia County to Miami-Dade.  I have my main office in Orlando, and have office space to use in Kissimmee and The Villages for clients that have cases in those areas.  I have an attorney and assistant at the office that speak Spanish.

We wan to see you succeed in your legal situation, When you're going through your worst, we are at our Best!  call us today or e-mail at or visit our website at    You need an attorney you can trust and that you can depend on to giveyu sound legal advice.

 

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Location

Schwam-Wilcox & Associates
604 Courtland Street
Suite #145
Orlando, FL, 32804

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST!
Camy Schawm Wilcox and her team are some of the best family law attorneys in Central Florida. Camy handled my divorce and dependency case involving a termination of parental rights. I believe Camy is the only family law attorney in Central Florida who could have achieved the outcome we did, most attorneys in the area were simply not qualified or willing to take on a case this complicated. Camy was on top of everything from day one and addressed every curveball thrown at us with speed and efficiency, (and boy were there a lot of them). Camy is very honest and straightforward with her thoughts and opinions. Personally, I love that! I never found myself wondering what she meant when she said something. I tend to be blunt myself and appreciate direct communication. Camy can absolutely be aggressive in court when she needs to be however she’s also very respectful and courteous to all parties involved in your cases. Camy works very hard for her clients and makes it a point not to engage in unethical or unprofessional behavior. Even when the opposing side is engaging in this type of behavior Camy maintains her integrity. Time and time again, the outcomes in the end were a good reflection of her professional behavior. This certainly doesn’t go unnoticed by the judges or their assistants either. To say Camy is a hard worker is an understatement!! She is a machine!! Camy and her team always communicated with me regularly. Camy even worked my case from her mother’s hospital bedside when it became necessary and it wasn’t uncommon to see an email come through during the evening hours. That said, when there’s nothing really happening (which happens a lot in the court system), Camy NEVER bombarded me with trivial things just to bill hours. If everything was quiet, then everything was quiet. This can be nerve wracking, however running up your bill with unnecessary questions and comments when there’s no reason would be nerve wracking as well. Camy, associate attorney Leah, paralegals Gio and Shannon, and firm administrator Debbie are an incredible team of professionals who worked tirelessly for my family. They are absolutely the ONLY attorneys who could have done what they needed to do to protect innocent children from being placed in harm’s way due to a biological connection. I highly recommend Camy and her team to anyone who needs a family law attorney or an attorney for a dependency case. I haven’t had a need for representation in any of the other areas of law that the firm practices in, but I wouldn’t hesitate to call them should the need arise. Camy doesn’t take on cases in areas of the law that she isn’t familiar with and if something happens to come up that she isn’t familiar with, (as it did in my cases) she never hesitated to reach out to a colleague for assistance. That speaks volumes about her character to me. My cases certainly were not considered “normal” circumstances and this firm fought long and hard for my family until we were ALL safe. For our family, they are Superheroes!! I still think of these ladies often and my youngest still asks about them and misses them too! After going through something like we did with an amazing team of “Superheroes” standing beside us throuought the duration, there is a fondness in my heart almost like that of family that just can't be explained in words. Thank you Camy Wilcox and Associates for all you do!! The slogan on their website without a doubt sums it up “When you're going through your worst, we are at our Best”
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Posted by Neil | August 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney! Great legal team.
Camy , Shannon and the rest of the team were professional and effective. I highly recommend them for any legal issue you have. Thank you.
Posted by Yuriy | August 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Be happy Camy!
I am very grateful Camy for the successful work. It was well organized and very professional. Her help was invaluable. I was always aware of the progress of my case and I really felt support from the lawyer and her team. I would highly recommend Camy Beth Schwam-Wilcox for anyone.
Posted by Kenneth | July 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Camy Beth Schwam-Wilcox is the only one you need!
My experience...had what I believe to be one of the worst divorce attorneys. Had a very negative experience with two divorce attorneys before finding Camy Wilcox and her staff. Camy Wilcox immediately took corrective action to protect me as her client. The entire office was always professional and ensured that communication was timely, accurate, and thorough. I never expected miracles, what I sought from my attorney was to represented fairly, ethically, and professionally. I highly recommend Camy Beth Schwam-Wilcox and her staff to anyone in need of a solid family divorce lawyer. Camy Wilcox is a credit to her profession.
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Posted by Sheryl | May 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Words are just not enough to express my gratitude for Camy and her staff. From the moment you walk in to their office, you feel welcomed and heard. I interviewed 4 prospects to take my difficult case and Camy was the only one that truly listened and actually heard me. There is no sugar-coating or "fluff" with Camy, she will tell you exactly what you are facing and what your worst and best case scenarios are. She never allowed me to have an unrealistic expectation. She asked the hard questions and made me really dig into and figure out what I was looking for. During mediation and all the hearings before trial, her and her team showed up with their "A" game! I was blown away at the professionalism, organization and preparedness. Camy was a champion for my daughter when I started to waiver out of fear and exhaustion. She always reminded me of the end goal but ALWAYS let the final decisions be mine. We were able to settled before trial - because of this team. I had NO DOUBT that we would have prevailed in trial, as well. A big shout out to her staff...ALWAYS welcoming, always kind and NEVER made me feel like my questions were invalid or like I was bothering them. Everyone in this office understands that we could have hired anyone and we chose them. One of the best decisions I have ever made for the well being of myself and my daughter. I am forever indebted.
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Posted by James | November 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law lawyer in town!!!
With five weeks before my daughters trial concerning her two little girls we found the "Best Family Law lawyer" in Orlando. Camy Schwam-Wilcox and her staff went into a full court press. With a case that had been going on for four years, the Camy Schwam-Wilcox team went into action. Camy reviewed, researched and diagnosed a plan of action. At the trial, Camy Schwam-Wilcox was extremely professional and knowledgeable with all the facts on both sides. She showed her communication skills with effective questioning and closing. . Although this has been a difficult time for our daughter, Camy Schwam-Wilcox and her staff made us all feel calm and confident. Results....it was a huge win for our daughter getting far more than we ever expected. We feel very fortunate to have hired the Camy Schwam-Wilcox Law Firm. If you need an attorney that will put her whole heart and soul into your case, hire Camy Schwam-Wilcox!!!
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Response from Camy Schwam-Wilcox November 29, 2018
Thank you for the opportunity to help your family, it was our pleasure to get the justice your granddaughters deserve.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A team you want on your side
Our family cannot even begin to express our gratitude for Camy and her team. They have become like members of our family with how much they have invested in our case and their compassion. We had an impossible relocation case and after having several consultations with many firms, we decided to put our trust in Camy and could not be happier. She is very upfront and honest with you but offers you real solutions and actions. I can't recommend her knowledge and experience enough to anyone. She really made our case seem like it was the only one she was working on when in reality, she was doing this for numerous families. During the hardest time in our lives, she made the other side of the tunnel worth every second of hardship and tears. We were told numerous times how impossible our case was but we knew what we were doing was the right thing and Camy helped us fight for that. Just their dedication and thoroughness alone is everything you can hope for in these situations. I could go on and on about how pleased we were with the outcome and everything she has made possible for our family.
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Response from Camy Schwam-Wilcox November 8, 2018
We are glad we were able to assist you with your difficult case and gain a result that was good for you and your child. We wish you the best in your new state!
Posted by Marta | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
She is extra ordinary. Very detail oriented and looks out and protects her clients. Trys to find peaceful solution but pitbull when needed.
Response from Camy Schwam-Wilcox November 8, 2018
Thank you, we appreciate your kind words.
Posted by Paul | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No nonsense attorney
I have retained Camy twice as well as several of my friends. Camy tells you exactly what you are facing, and doesn't sugar coat anything or falsely mislead you even if it means she won't make as much money on your case. You get exactly what you pay for, and that is an attorney with your beast interest at heart, and an amazing hard charging force to be reckoned with in court. That was my experience.
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Posted by Jordan | March 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert!
Came is phenomenal! I recommend her to all of my friends and family who have a legal issue! She not only advocates for you but helps explain the law and how it affects your case in simplified terms. She treats each case as if its her only case and genuinely cares about what happens. When you're going through your worst, Camy truly is at her best.
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Posted by Michelle | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy!
I hired Camy to file a bankruptcy for me. It was a scary time in my life. I had just gotten divorced and my ex-husband left me with a mountain of debt. Camy explained every step to me and made me feel comfortable with the process. I know she was prepared because the people who went before me in court had their cases continued for lack of paperwork. Not us! Camy was on it! Thank you so much to you and your staff for the hard work and professionalism!
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Posted by Theresa | December 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Camy B. Schwam-Wilcox
I appreciate the Professionalism, Courtesy and hard work Attorney Schwam-Wilcox put forth while working with me on my case from start to finished. I appreciate her so much for bringing my case to a successful finish. Thank you, Blessings to you always. So very much
Posted by christal | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living Will and Healthcare Surrogate
I contacted Camy Schwam-Wilcox and Associates regarding a living will and healthcare surrogate. I was facing high risk surgery and she met with me immediately and quickly prepared all of my documentation for me just days before surgery. I went into surgery knowing that in the event I could no longer make medical decisions on my own behalf, including end of life care, were legally documented. There would be no questions for my family (or any court battles) regarding what my final wishes were and they could make those decisions without concerns with what I would have wanted.
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Posted by Trey | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I had some very negative experiences during my divorce with 2 other attorneys and went to Camy to help me finish my divorce on a referral from a friend (who's an attorney) I highly respect that represented clients as a defense attorney when she was the prosecutor. I wish I would've gone to her earlier. She is matter of fact, has a good business mind, is concise in communication and savvy about the law and legal process. Her support staff is also quite competent in supporting her and was great at taking care of the other details that go along with filing and scheduling, etc. I can recommend her highly as a divorce attorney from my experience, but I'm sure her competence extends into other aspects of law practice.
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Posted by Kristy | June 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at it's finest
I had the pleasure of working with Camy and Jeremy Brown during a very tough time. They represented me during a domestic violence injunction hearing. Camy & Jeremy told me how the process worked so I was prepared the day of the hearing. They answered every e-mail and phone call very promptly. Jeremy was the utmost professional and was very calming during the hearing. He was very impressive with his knowledge and skills. We received the permanent injunction after hours in court. I do not think I would have been successful without the help of Camy and Jeremy. I would absolutely recommend them. I appreciate them both so much and can't say enough kind things.
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Posted by Beverly | April 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She Knows What she is doing
I had Camy for my bankruptcy case. She was very helpful and any questions that I asked, she would explain them to me so that I could understand them. Her and her staff were respectful and they knew their stuff. She was there at my hearing and was very helpful. If I need a lawyer again, I would go back to her.
Posted by Carl | November 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Competent
Camy was a bulldog for our family when we needed it most. Her investigation and questioning during a judicial review was so intense the jerk embarrassed his family and himself. He never showed up again to testify. She followed thru for us in our fight with CPS and we won. Very knowledgeable. We love her and consider her now part of our family.
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Posted by Kari | May 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY EVER!
Camy has been our family attorney for YEARS. We have used her for dependency, criminal and child support. She is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and very affordable. She has helped our family so much. I am FOREVER grateful to her for not giving up and literally being a pit-bull in the court room.
Posted by Bill | December 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
Our experience with Camy was outstanding. She provided prompt service and worked hard to meet all our needs. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an attorney
Posted by Joe | May 23, 2015
Amazing Lawyer
Camy made my bankruptcy process smooth and easy. Amazing lawyer. I will recommend her 100% to any one needing a good, efficient, trustworthy and professional! I will definitely seek her advise and services on my next legal mater.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney/President
  • Schwam-Wilcox & Assocaties
  • 2009 - Present
  • Senior Atotrney
  • Perla & Associates, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2009
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Attorny's Office
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Brian B. Steward

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Assocaition
  • member-Social Committee poker tournament chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • UCF Legal Knights & Friends
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Assocaiton
  • Co-chair- Judicial Relations Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bear Lake Elementry- PTA
  • 2012 - Present
  • INNS of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association- Family Law Section
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2005 - Present
  • Central Florida Assocaition for Women Lawyers
  • Director At Large
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Star of the Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Honoree
  • Law firm 500
  • 2017
  • Leaders in the Law
  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Service
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2015
  • Meritorious Public Service Award
  • Florida Bar
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society
  • 2012
  • Voluntarty Service
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Altamonte Wekiva Springs Life Magazine
  • Eight Things You Should Know About Traffic Violations
  • 2014
  • Altamonte Wekiva Springs Life Magazine
  • The Changing World of Alimony
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • WOAMTEC Luncheon
  • Nwtworking/Social Media
  • 2014
  • Teaching
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2013
  • New Lawyer Training
  • Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (10)
Endorse Camy
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had many cases with Camy and utilized her services as a mediator in many cases. She is knowledgeable, professional, and results driven."
Family Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Camy has an excellent reputation."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Camy is smart, tough, and extremely client-service oriented. She is a credit to the profession."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Camy for years in various organizations and she is someone you always know will do a fantastic job with every task she takes on. She has chaired and remains involved in the local Bar Association's Family Law Committee as well as so many other organizations. Most importantly though, Camy has taken on some of the most unusual and factually difficult cases our lawyer referral service has and she has put tremendous time and energy into research and getting the desired result for the client. She is a true asset to our bar."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of starting my career as a lawyer with Camy at our previous firm of Perla & Associates. She is an amazing lawyer. She zealously advocates for her clients and gives them the proper attention they need. She practices law with the utmost professionalism and I am proud that she is part of the legal community. Any client would be fortunate to have Camy as their advocate."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Camy is one of the most diligent and hard working attorneys that I know. She and her entire team truly care about their clients and obtaining the best result. I endorse Camy and would recommend her to friends and clients for their family law matters."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Attorney Schwam-Wilcox for many years. She is a hard-working lawyer who fights zealously for her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Camy is always a pleasure to work with as opposing counsel. Camy is very knowledgeable regarding the law and represents her clients at the highest level of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Camy is, in a word, a powerhouse. She is poised, confident, persuasive, and absolutely amazing with her efficiency, dedication and persistence. Once you ask Camy for assistance, you won't have to worry about the job not getting done or details being missed - she will take care of everything!"
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Schwam-Wilcox is an extremely knowledgeable and honest attorney. I would not hesitate to refer clients to her or use her as a mediator in one of my cases. I have a great respect from Ms. Schwam-Wilcox."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Schwam-Wilcox for several years now. We have been opposing counsel on cases in the past and it has been a pleasure to work against each other in large part to the efficiency that comes from her firm. I recently had Attorney Schwam-Wilcox mediate for a family law case and she was excellent even going overtime to ensure we could get the full agreement executed. I would recommend Ms. Schwam-Wilcox for bankruptcy and family law cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not have any reservations referring anyone to Camy for legal help. When I have questions, I ask Camy because she will either have the answer or know someone who might. She is a great person and a very knowledgeable lawyer. She is one of a handful of lawyers I feel blessed to know."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Camy is not only one of the most knowledgeable and ethical family law attorneys I know, but she is also one of the most real people I know. I have the utmost respect for her as a person and as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Schwam-Wilcox is a hard-working, skilled family law attorney. I have personally referred her to a number of friends and collegues in need of someone in her practice area."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and have had numerous trials with her. Camy, is truly a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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