Michaèl’s Déborah Saint -Vil is a Native of Brooklyn, New York, raised in Haiti. Her family migrated to the United States in the early 2000s and settled in Northern California. Déborah serves as the Immigration Legal Services Manager in the Office of New American Division at the Miami-Dade County CAHSD. She is working towards the mission to help the integration of immigrants in the County. As a Supervising Attorney at Catholic Legal Service, ADOM Inc., her practice is focused on providing legal services and educating low-income immigrants about their rights Nationwide.
In law school, she was an Advisor at the United Nations, working for the permanent mission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, where the focus was mainly on the law of the sea. She also was a competitor for the International Moot Court and a member of the Intercultural Human Right Law Review. Following law school, she volunteered at various firms and organizations, working with victims of crimes, refugees, and asylum seekers.
Déborah serves as the Director of the Adventurers and a Board Member at Mount Pisgah Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In addition, she serves the Haitian Lawyers Association’s Board as Treasurer. Déborah is a Leadership Fellow Class VI of the Dade Legal Aid- Put Something back. She is currently a Class X Fellow for the Florida Bar William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.
Déborah earned her bachelor’s degree from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, and her Juris Doctor from Saint Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida.
Déborah is very passionate about her work for the betterment of the community. Her most important accomplishment is being the proud mother of her precious daughter. In her spare time, Déborah likes to travel, cook, plan and coordinate events, and spend time with family and friends.