Kamille Stewart

Director

An attorney by profession, Kamille Stewart is a social engineer who enjoys working in existing systems to increase access to justice. With an extensive career in public service, Kamille clerked for the Hon. Verna Saunders, J.S.C; served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, a court attorney for the Hon. Lisa Lewis, J.C.C, and an agency attorney for the New York City Department of Buildings where she received the 2018 Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Enforcement.

Kamille’s passion for social justice led to her serving as Legal Redress Chair and, subsequently, Treasurer for the Brooklyn Branch of the NAACP. Kamille dedicates her spare time to various pro bono projects. She was recognized by the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project with the Christopher Slattery Young Professional Award for her dedicated pro bono service within the Brooklyn community. Currently, Kamille is an in-house attorney for MetLife, Inc., where she continues her commitment to pro-bono service.

WHY ONYX?

As a first-generation Jamaican-American, I have been deeply impacted by financial ignorance and other barriers to intergenerational wealth. One of my clearest memories around finances was my mother filing for bankruptcy because she was not taught the foreign concept of credit. Many friends and family took advantage by accruing thousands of dollars of debt in her name. Through pro bono projects like the CLARO Consumer Debt Clinic, I have been able to help persons climb out of debt. However, through Onyx, my goal is to increase financial literacy providing our community with the tools to avert debt and build/retain wealth.