Indira J. Cameron-Banks, Esq.

PRINCIPAL at Cameron Banks Law

Former Federal Prosecutor

Two decades of civil and criminal practice



  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Chicago, B.A. 1999
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. 2003
Indira Cameron Banks female Beverly Hills litigator

Indira J. Cameron-Banks, Esq. founded CAMERON BANKS LAW to bring the full weight of her legal and investigative experience over the last two decades to bear on claims and issues that everyday people face in their personal pursuits of truth and justice both inside and outside the courtroom.

As an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles for over thirteen years, Indira worked tirelessly for federal crime victims and everyday consumers, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in restitution and federal penalties. She directed large federal investigations into the fraudulent mortgage lending and securitization practices at the root of the 2008 financial crisis resulting in multi-million dollar settlements. Indira’s leadership at the U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) — including as a member of the senior management team in the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles as Chief of the Financial Litigation Section and as Special Counsel to the United States Attorney —  led to her appointment on national DOJ working groups focused on financial fraud and financial recovery, internal auditing teams, and as faculty at the DOJ’s national training center. 

During the global pandemic, she left her federal appointment to serve the most vulnerable members of our community by assuming direction of a Los Angeles County-funded, County-wide legal services program dedicated to the most vulnerable tenants and those experiencing homelessness.  During her tenure, Indira grew the program’s funding and resources, and implemented novel ways to address tenant harassment, street outreach, and court access. 

Over the course of her career, Indira has investigated, litigated, and resolved civil matters (including financial fraud, constitutional violations, torts, employment discrimination, administrative actions, consumer protection, and immigration), and prosecuted criminal matters (including illegal firearms and drugs, child pornography, assault, identity theft and financial fraud).

Indira’s broad experience with complicated legal, enforcement, and regulatory schemes, along with her deep commitment to vindicating her clients’ rights, makes her uniquely suited to resolve some of the most difficult cases.  She brings a sophisticated and nuanced eye to her representation of individuals and entities in complex high-stakes civil litigation.  Additionally, Indira represents clients in civil or criminal matters pending in state or federal court.  Since starting her own practice, Indira has been helping clients — individuals, private entities and nonprofits — navigate the intersection of criminal and civil liability by conducting complex and discreet internal investigations, and representing them in parallel civil and criminal matters, including as crime victims.

Indira was recently appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy, tasked with protecting the health and safety of California consumers by ensuring high quality pharmacy care and the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals.  Indira is serving on the Enforcement and Standard of Care subcommittees.

Indira is also a member of the Sedona Conference’s Brainstorming Group on Ethical Issues in Trade Secrets Litigation.  She is a member of the Sedona Conference, along with the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Association of Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Professionally, Indira remains committed to working towards increasing equal access to justice and the promotion of women in the legal profession. In addition to volunteering time with Los Angeles Superior Court programs, Indira volunteers on the Board of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA) and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS), along with being a member of the Prosecutors Alliance of California (PAC) and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Presidential Advisory on Women in the Legal Profession (LACBA-PAC), where she serves as the co-chair for the subcommittee dedicated to Gender Bias.  Indira has been appointed a member of the Sedona Conference WG 12 Ethical Issues in Trade Secrets Brainstorming Group. She also dedicates a portion of her time to representing individuals as part of the federal court’s pro bono panel, and provides strategic legal consulting to nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles.

Indira has called Los Angeles her home for over fifteen years, but she began her career in courtrooms across New England defending clients in professional liability and toxic tort matters.  she is a proud graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A., 1999) and of Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2003).  In addition to being licensed to practice in California state and federal courts, she is also currently licensed to practice in Massachusetts state and federal courts, and Connecticut state courts.

UPDATED March 1, 2022



Former Federal Prosecutor

Civil and criminal practice



  • California
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District for the Eastern District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Yale University, B.A.
  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
Terrence M. Jones lawyer headshot, Beverly Hills
Terrence began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles and has spent the last fifteen years of his career in the courtroom as an experienced trial attorney on high-stakes civil rights and criminal defense matters. He started his own practice, the Law Office of Terrence Jones to take on causes, not cases, and advocate for the wrongfully accused, unlawfully terminated, discriminated against, and those gravely injured by government wrongdoing or catastrophic events. In addition to representing individuals in California state and federal court, he dedicates his time to teaching future trial attorneys as an Instructor, Gerry Spence Method.

Indira and Terrence met over fifteen years ago at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles and have stood side by side in the courtroom many times as trusted partners in the fight for justice.

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