Busby & Associates is a bankruptcy and family law firm that offers professional legal services in the following areas of law: Consumer Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) and Family Law (Divorce and Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship).
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Michael Busby is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and is admitted to practice in the Federal Courts in the Southern District of Texas.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Field Artillery Cannoner from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Busby also served in the National Guard from 1993 to 1997 in the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and North Carolina.
Michael Busby received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1996.
He graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Mr. Busby is a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Law fraternity and authored an international law legal article in a law journal published by South Texas College of Law.
Michael Busby has been faithfully married for 18 years and is the proud father of two daughters, Viktoria and Hannah Busby and father of Willam Maximus “Billy Max” Busby.
Mr. Southward is a member of the State Bar of Indiana and is admitted to practice in the Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Illinois, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. He is a member of the Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Mr. Southward has Eighteen years of federal bankruptcy and consumer law experience. Prior to joining Busby & Associates, he was a Senior Managing Attorney with Legal Helpers, P.C., a national bankruptcy firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. While at Legal Helpers, Eric oversaw its regional offices and previously managed its Indianapolis, Indiana office.
Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Southward was a marketing manager with an advertising and marketing firm and a pharmaceutical research company, both based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that, he was a national account manager with magazine publishing services company based in Des Moines, Iowa.
Although raised and schooled in Iowa, Eric is a native Texan, born in Corpus Christi. He has re-joined his family, who all reside in the greater Houston area now. Mr. Southward received his undergraduate degree in 1992 from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and his law degree in 1999 from Indiana University.
Andrew Iwata is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the Federal Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Iwata graduated from the University of St. Thomas (Houston) with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He went on to earn his JD degree from South Texas College of Law. Mr. Iwata practiced for almost a decade in employment law and business litigation, before joining the family law department of Busby & Associates as an Associate in 2015. Mr. Iwata is now fully committed to family law in Harris County and the surrounding counties.
Jennifer has worked extensively in all areas of immigration law. Her practice is focused exclusively on immigration law. Jennifer helps clients with deportation defense, detention issues, bond hearings, family based petitions, citizenship/naturalization, reunification of minor children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement, asylum applications, fiance visas, visitor visas, order of supervision, Infopass, adjustment of status and consular process.Jennifer is a recent transplant to the Houston area from Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2009 where she was a member of the Mock Trial Team and received Dean’s List Honors. Before attending Valparaiso University, she studied at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics. She then went on to work for investment houses as a Registered Representative at T. Rowe Price and Vanguard.
Jennifer maintains an immigration resource blog at: immigrationtexas.wordpress.com