Breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, and leaving an indelible mark on the legal landscape, Valeta Cameron is poised to make history once again as she assumes the position of the first female African American President of the Brevard County Bar Association. With an impressive background spanning law, education, and community service, Cameron’s journey is a testament to determination, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to justice.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Florida, Valeta Cameron’s path to leadership has been characterized by tenacity and a passion for making a positive impact. Her academic journey commenced at Flagler College, where she pursued a degree in communications with an emphasis on Public Relations and Journalism, complemented by a minor in Pre-Law. This foundation laid the groundwork for her future legal pursuits, as she embarked on a journey that would see her become a trailblazing figure in the legal field.
Cameron’s thirst for knowledge led her to Florida A&M University College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. This marked the beginning of a series of academic achievements, with Cameron obtaining a Master of Science degree in Non-profit Leadership and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from New England College. This diverse academic background equipped her with a comprehensive skill set, blending legal expertise with a deep understanding of leadership and community dynamics.
Early in her career, Cameron demonstrated her unwavering commitment to advocacy and justice by serving as a Staff Attorney at Brevard County Legal Aid. During her seven-year tenure, she dedicated herself to advocating for victims of violence, assisting survivors in obtaining protection orders against abuse. In addition to this, she took on the role of Attorney ad Litem, fighting for the rights of children in foster care who had faced neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Representing nearly one hundred children, her efforts did not go unnoticed. In 2019, Cameron was honored with the Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Florida Guardian ad Litem program, a testament to her unyielding dedication to the cause.