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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).
We want to be your attorney! Our law firm offers discounted attorney fees and high quality professional legal services. We take the fear out of hiring a lawyer. For information about our legal services, please call at (713) 974-1151 and talk to one of our friendly and professional staff members.

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Attorneys:
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Michael G. Busby Jr. Houston Bankruptcy Lawyer

Michael Busby is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Association of Debtor’s 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.

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Eric Southward

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 Debtor’s Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Mr. Southward has Fifteen 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.“Billy Max” Busby.

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.

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Andrew Iwata

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.

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Samantha E. Frazier

Michael Busby is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Association of Debtor’s 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.

Amanda Barkley

Amanda Barkley was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She attended the University of Oklahoma where she double-majored and earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish Language and Literature and Latin American Studies, and became fully bilingual in Spanish while studying abroad in San José, Costa Rica at the University of Costa Rica. Ms. Barkley earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and graduated in the top 1/3 of her class in May 2014. During her law school career, Ms. Barkley interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Crimes Against Children Division, and also studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic under the instruction of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, John Roberts. Prior to joining the family law department of Busby & Associates in March 2016, Ms. Barkley worked as a Title Landman in the oil and gas industry in Houston, Texas.

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Mark A. Correro Criminal Attorney

Attorney Mark A. Correro graduated from South Texas College of Law where he was an articles editor for the South Texas Law Review and an intern for the First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas for retired Chief Justice Frank Evans. He was on the Dean’s Honor List and received numerous honors and awards including the Professor Barber Distinguished Service Award and the Clements, Neil, Pierce, & Nickens award for Best Article on Federal Law, and was a Langdell Scholar in Constitutional Law. He has published over 14 legal articles including, Why Neuroscience Matters for a Rational Drug Policy, 11.1 MINN. J.L. SCI. & TECH. 11 (Winter 2010).

So before you talk to the police or anyone else, contact me to discuss your case at: www.TexasFreedomFighters.com

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Rosario Stornello Criminal Attorney

Attorney Rosario Stornello graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1998. He was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1998 when he began working as an Assistant District Attorney at Henderson county’s office from 1998-2000 and then at Harris County’s office 2000-2006. In 2006 he opened the Stornello Law Firm representing criminal law cases because he believes you are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. Rosario is committed to providing the best, most professional, and ethical legal services around. With over 8 years of experience as a prosecutor and 5 years in private practice he has tried over 100 criminal cases. In 2006 he was licensed to practice Federal Court in the Southern District of Texas. In 2010 Mr. Stornello partnered with his long time friend Mark Correro to form the Stornello and Correro Law Firm, P.L.L.C. to continue the long tradition of outstanding representation of clients in the Houston area. Mr. Stornello is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, Fort Bend County Criminal Lawyers Association, Justinian Society, National Italian-American Bar Association. Rosario handles cases anywhere in TEXAS. Primarily in Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Liberty County, Wharton County, Montgomery County, Caldwell County, and Waller County.

So before you talk to the police or anyone else, contact me to discuss your case at: www.TexasFreedomFighters.com

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Jennifer A. Gutierrez Esq.

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