Highest Number of Well-Qualified and Qualified in this Republican Primary Race in the Houston Bar Association Judicial Bar Poll
Winner, Downtown Houston Pachyderm
Straw Poll with 91.7% of the Vote
Winner, Republican Hispanic Citizens in Action
Straw Poll with 90% of the Vote
Honoree, 2012 Tribute to Women,
Texas Federation of Republican Women
Mafrige & Kormanik - November 1988 to January 1991.
Associate in civil litigation firm. Law clerk with this firm throughout law school.
Law Office of Sophia A. Mafrige - private practice since January 1991. Interim partnership for approximately 1 year.
Areas of practice - commercial/ contract litigation, family law, condemnation, personal injury law, consumer law, ad valorem tax collection and defense, appraisal district valuations, probate, immigration, real estate title disputes, civil mediations, collections and transactional work such as wills, business sales and real estate matters. Represented individuals, corporations and small businesses in these various areas of law on both sides of the docket.
Member - Houston Bar Association and State Bar of Texas Family Law Section. Experience also includes past volunteer work as a moderator for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center and the Houston Bar Association's Legallines. Served as an ad litem in many civil and family law matters. Served as moderator for the Heights Chamber of Commerce Women in Action committee’s panel discussion on “Women in Family Law”.
- Bachelor of Arts, May 1985 Southwest Texas State University
*Chosen outstanding Senior in Philosophy
- Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 1988 South Texas College of Law
- Florida State University Summer Program in Law at Oxford University 1987
- Licensed with the State Bar of Texas November 1988
- Licensed with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals October 1989
- Licensed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas February 1991
- Agent for Property owners, Harris County Appraisal District and other counties
- University of Houston A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center Mediation Training July 2002
- Licensed with the Texas Real Estate Commission, Salesperson license 2005
Commissioner - City of Houston Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission 2008-present.
Committee member - Houston area St. Jude Children’s Hospital gala 2006- present; table sales chairman 2008 to present; chairman St. Jude Houston Committee Appreciation Tea 2011.
Committee member to Houston area International Orthodox Christian Charities events 2004, 2006, 2011.
South Texas College of Law - mock trial and moot court volunteer judge.
Lifelong member - St. George Orthodox Christian Church. Elected member of its Parish Council. Currently serving as Parish Ministry team coordinator. Previously served as President, Secretary and Vice-President of the Parish Council. Mediterranean Festival co-chair 1999; served on numerous church committees.
Member - Magic Circle Republican Women's Club, Harris County Republican Leadership Council, Downtown Houston Pachyderm Club, and Greater Houston Pachyderm Club.
Prior memberships - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Souvenir Program committee, Heights Chamber of Commerce, Gamma Phi Beta sorority alumnae, Delta Theta Phi Law fraternity, and Texas Women Lawyers.