Introducing Lezel Safi | Attorney
YUKON, OK. (January 19, 2021) – John A. Alberts, founder of Bedlam Law, a successful family law practice in Yukon, Oklahoma, is happy to announce the addition of a new attorney to the practice. Lezel Safi, both an Oklahoma State University and OCU Law graduate, will be joining the firm to handle Family Law, including, but not limited to, Divorce, Custody, Paternity, and Guardianships.
A fourth-generation Oklahoman, with roots traced back to the Oklahoma Land run, Lezel is proud of her Oklahoma heritage. Lezel can proudly point out landmarks and places around the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding counties where her family has worked the land, raised generations of Oklahomans, and served the local communities. She attended Edmond Public Schools, graduating from Edmond Memorial in 1991. After graduation, Oklahoma State University served as her home while earning her Bachelor of Science in Design, Housing, and Merchandising. While attending OSU, Safi was a President’s Leadership Council scholarship recipient, active member of Pi Beta Phi International Fraternity, and participated in numerous campus steering committees, all of which allowed her to build on her leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and to make life-long friendships and relationships.
After graduating from Oklahoma State, Safi was selected as a Traveling Graduate Consultant for Pi Beta Phi International Fraternity. This opportunity took her from coast to coast of the United States over 12 month period. Based out of St. Louis, Missouri, she visited over 35 college and university campuses. Safi was tasked with providing each Pi Beta Phi chapter with leadership training, consultation of policies and procedures, and meeting with local campus administration and alumnae.
In 1996, Safi returned back to Oklahoma and married her husband, Richard Safi, in 1997. She had a successful career in Sales and Marketing with Xerox Corporation and obtained her Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University in December 1999. During this time, she supported her husband as he began pursuing his dream of becoming a Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Center. The couple welcomed their first child, Ariana, May of 2001 and Richard graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a DDS degree June 2002. They continued to grow their family, welcoming Evan in 2003 and Tye Hill in 2005.
After stepping away from corporate America in 2004 to raise her young family and help Richard build his rapidly growing dental practice in their hometown of Edmond, OK, Safi kept busy with PTA, becoming a dedicated volunteer and Partner in Hope with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and an active member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City. It wasn’t until her children were in school full time that Safi decided to chase her life-long dream of becoming a lawyer. In the fall of 2016, Lezel began at Oklahoma City University School of Law and realized that her motto of “Purpose Passion Progress” had led her to this decision. She was a Merit Scholar, OCU School of Law Admissions Ambassador, Duke Law LENS Scholar, Vice President of Communication for Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services Wills Clinic Volunteer and selected as a student member of the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Courts. Safi earned a CALI award for the highest grade in the Law of Armed Conflict, was awarded Dean’s Honor Roll and was named William J. Holloway, Jr. Student Award recipient in 2019. After graduating from OCU Law and successfully passing the Oklahoma Bar Exam in 2019, and completing a year-long internship with Gilchrist Aviation Law, she then practiced as an associate attorney with Gilchrist Aviation Law, P.C.
Safi is an active member of the Oklahoma City Non-Profit community which entails The CARE Center of Oklahoma County Board of Directors, Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource Center and Early Childhood Center Board of Directors, member of Class 38 Leadership Oklahoma City, United Way Women’s Leadership Council, Club 29 Downtown OKC Rotary International member. It was her non-profit work that led Safi to realize that she could honor her true-life purpose of helping others in need, through her law degree, by concentrating her practice on family law.
Safi proudly joined Bedlam Law in September 2020, as an Attorney at Law. She focuses her practice on issues regarding family law, where she is able to provide resolution and advocate fearlessly, yet gracefully, for all clients. She builds and expands her legal knowledge with continuing education and serving as Program Administrator for the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Courts, as well as a licensed member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the OBA Family Law Section, Oklahoma County Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.