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Eric Stephen Southward

Eric Stephen Southward

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Tax

About Me

I am a member of the State Bar of Indiana and admitted to practice in the Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Illinois, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. I am a member of the Houston Association Debtor's Attorneys, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees. I have thirteen years of federal bankruptcy and consumer law experience. Prior to joining Busby & Associates, I was a Senior Managing Attorney with Legal Helpers, P.C., a national bankruptcy firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. While at Legal Helpers, I helped oversee regional offices and previously managed their Indianapolis, Indiana office. Prior to the practice of law, I was a marketing manager with an advertising and marketing firm and a pharmaceutical research company, both based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that, I was a national account manager with a magazine publishing services company based in Des Moines, Iowa.


 


I was raised and schooled in Iowa, but I am a native Texan, born in Corpus Christi. I re-joined my family, who all reside in the greater Houston area now. I received my undergraduate degree in 1992 from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and my law degree in 1999 from Indiana University.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 95%
    16 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 5%
    15 years, 400 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (1%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Anis Nurudin Damani

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Anis Damani Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Glynn Busby

    I endorse this lawyer. Eric is tireless in his work for his clients. He is a skilled and well known bankruptcy lawyer in Houston, Texas

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    Michael Busby Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

2909 Hillcroft
Suite 350
Houston, TX, 77057

Busby & Associates

1804 Snake River Road
Suite C
Katy, TX, 77449

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing199905/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognition for Pro Bono servicesHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2010
Recognition for Pro Bono servicesIndianapolis Bar Assocation2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Manging AttorneyBusby & Associates, PLLC2007 - Present
Managing AttorneyMacey & Aleman,P.C./Legal Helpers, P.C.1999 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Chapter 13 TrusteesMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re Rogelio LopezFees that BONY sought were denied
In re Henry WalkerCase dismissed without prejudice

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of Law, IndianapolisCopyrightJuris Doctorate1999
Buena Vista UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1992