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Deborah Elizabeth Larbalestrier, American writer. Certified legal assistant, paralegal specialist. Recipient gold plaque American Paralegal Association Chapter President, Los Angeles, 1975, National Notary Association, Hawaii, 1979, certified of acknowledgment Los Angeles Police Department, 1985, Humanitarian Award of Special Merit, Southern California Motion Picture Council, 1987, Distinguished Alumni award University West Los Angeles, 1996.


Larbalestrier, Deborah Elizabeth was born on July 17, 1934 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Theron Benjamin and Granetha Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Cowherd.


AB, Storer College, 1954;student, Robert H. Terrell Law College, 1954-1958;student, Woodbury College, 1959-1960;certificates, University W. Los Angeles, 1971-1973.


Author, Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, since 1975;professor, Southland Career Institute, Los Angeles, since 1985;paralegal manager, Lynberg & Watkins, Los Angeles, 1988-1995;retired, 1995. Board directors American Paralegal Association, Los Angeles, 1975-1980, executive director, since 1980. National chairman American Inmate Paralegal Association, since 1984.

Consultant Federal Bureau Prisons, since 1983.


  • Certified legal assistant, paralegal specialist.


Member Los Angeles Police Department (Wilshire division) Community Police Council, since 1985, Harbor Human Relations Council, Wilmington, California, since 1985. Volunteer, crime prevention specialist Los Angeles Police Department (Wilshire division), since 1985. Member advisory board University West Los angeles, 1980, 88, trustee, since 1994.

Member American Paralegal Association (executive director 1975), American Inmate Association (national chairman 1983), University W├╝rzburg. Los Angeles Paralegal Alumni Association (Distinguished Alumni award 1996).


Married December 25, 1969 (divorced).

Theron Benjamin Cowherd

Granetha Elizabeth (Crenshaw) Cowherd

December 25