Camp named UF Distinguished Alumnus
James D. Camp Jr. (JD 51), a longtime champion of the university and the Levin College of Law, was named a distinguished alumnus of the University of Florida during graduation ceremonies in May.
The University of Florida recognizes Distinguished Alumni who have excelled in their fields or who have performed outstanding service to the university.
Camp, a founder and shareholder of Camp & Camp of Fort Lauderdale, is a native of Broward County. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1949 and went on to earn his law degree from the College of Law in 1951 where he was a member of the Florida Law Review staff. Since graduating, he has served the university as a former member of the University of Florida Foundation Board of Trustees and is past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Law Center Association. He served on the University of Florida Presidential Search Committee in 1985. He is a life member of the Broward County Chapter of the University of Florida Alumni Association and is an honorary member of Florida Blue Key.
Along with his wife Suzanne, Camp’s contributions to the University of Florida Levin College of Law have supported the Florida Law Review Endowment. With Suzanne, his contribution to the college led to the establishment of the Camp Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning at the Levin College of Law. The Camp Center integrates teaching, research and service in the area of estate planning and elder law, and administers the college’s Certificate Program in Estates and Trust Practice.
Camp is involved in a wide variety of local public service work including a six-year stint on the Fort Lauderdale Charter Review Committee. He has been active in Florida banking as well as serving on the board of directors of SunTrust in Atlanta. His professional legal accomplishments are no less wide ranging. Camp was recognized as among the top lawyers in South Florida for his work in trusts, estates and probate by the 2006 South Florida Legal Guide. Camp is a past member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, past chairman of the Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee and a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel. Camp is admitted to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.