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Deborah Cavazos Safi

Deborah Cavazos Safi, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1977. Named one of Outstanding Women of 1982, Transco Energy Company and Young Women’s Christian Association, Houston 1982.


  • Safi, Deborah Cavazos was born on February 8, 1953 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Daughter of Arnaldo Nelson and Ila Mae (Rinn) Cavazos.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Baylor University, 1975. Juris Doctor, Baylor University, 1977.


    • Associate Andrews & Kurth, Houston, 1977-1981. Corporation attorney Transco Energy Company, 1981-1983. Of counsel Harman & Timby Professional Corporation (formerly Anderson, Harrell & Timby Professional Corporation), 1985-1988, Bennett & Broocks, Houston, 1988-1989.

      Private practice, 1983-1985, 89—.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1977.


    Member fund raising committee Children's Museum, Houston, 1986. Co-leader Blue Bird/Camp Fire Girls, Waco, Texas, 1972-1973, Texas Board Legal Specialization, Real Estate Law Advisory Commission, 1988-1989. Vice chairman combat hunger and homeless committee State Bar Texas, 1988-1990.

    Fellow Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association (chairman directory planning committee 1987-1988, committee chair 1981-1982, board directors 1982-1984, treasurer 1984-1986, vice president 1986-1987, named Outstanding Committee Chairman 1981-1982, 87-88), Texas Young Lawyers Association (board directors 1986-1988, co-editor newsletter 1986-1987, treasurer 1988-1989, marketing and public relations committee chairman 1987-1988), Texas Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association, Houston Bar Association (editorial board The Houston Lawyer since 1988), State Bar Texas (vice chairman Combat Hunger and Homeless committee 1988-1990, member Bar Journal committee since 1989), Hispanic Bar Association (board directors 1990-1992), Delta Delta Delta, Phi Delta Phi.


    • Married Hazim Jawad Safi, July 28, 1979. Children: Jawad Joseph, Aminah Mae.
    • father: Arnaldo Nelson Cavazos
    • mother: Ila Mae (Rinn) Cavazos
    • spouse: Hazim Jawad Safi
    • children: Jawad Joseph Safi
    • Aminah Mae Safi
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    Born February 8, 1953
    (age 64)