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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1995||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Longevity of Exemplary Service||Houston Bar Association Dispute Resolution Center||2016|
|Attorney||Patricia F. Bushman P.C.||1995 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Houston Food Bank||Apple Core||2012 - Present|
|Sons of Hermann||Finance Committee||2010 - Present|
|Texas Family Law Foundation||Member||2005 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||member||1996 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section||Member||1996 - Present|
|Federal Bar - Southern District of Texas||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||member||1995 - Present|
|Houston Food Bank||Volunteer||2011 - 2012|
|In re: TM||Won appeal|
|In re: NW||Father got full custody|
|in re: KM||Father got full custody|
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|Texas Family Law Pracice for Paralegals||Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees||2012|
|Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers||Conservatorship, Possession and Access for Non-Lawyers||2004|
|Houston Bar Association 2003 Family Law Institute||Working in the IVD World||2003|
|University Of Houston||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||law||1994|
|Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals||Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees||2012|
|April 2004 Meeting||Conservatorship, Possession and Access for Non-Lawyers||2004|
|2003 Family Law Institute||Working in the IVD World||2003|
Posted by anonymous
Ms Bushman holds a law degree and has many years of experience, There is no doubt that when she applied herself she can win for her client. Unfortunately my case seemed to fall through the cracks in her work load. She was very difficult to get a hold of. When Inwould call more often than not I had to speak with one of her assistants who were.not able to help other than taking a message. I appreciate being spread too thin and having too many comittmentd, however I would ask if that's the case are you really serving your clients properly? Ms Bushman at times was very reactive and failed to control her emotions when speaking to me, her paying client. At times she threatened me with withdrawing her services knowing we had important court dates coming up. At times I questioned her commitment to my case given her volunteer work at Food Bank sermed to take priority over returning my calls. She seemed to give up and essentially buckle under the view points of opposing counsel. Essentially sfe talked me in to agreebig to terms that have traumatized my child all in favor of opposing counsel. I agreed to the terms proposed with the hope of allowing the acrimony to settle, this was a huge mistake. As time has passed the opposition haa only become more emboldened and less open to coparenting with me than before. Ms Bushman's relationships with other attorneys seen to hold very little influence exhibited by their reluctance to be open to negotiating wit the terms she would provide in mediation. She ensured that I was always paid up in full so there was no question about her commitment to get paid. I understand she's running a business but bottom line Ms Bushman failed to deliver results on her committmenf to me and my child when we came to her for help. Please be certain to have an easy case because unfortunately Ms Bushman just did not seem to want to engage and fight for her client despite having hard physical evidence of abuse stated by the child regarding the opposition.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Bushman did an outstanding job on my difficult legal modification case.
The opposing counsel was board certified and Ms. Bushman was able to go toe-to-toe with this hot shot attorney. She seemed knew everyone at the courthouse. The judge treated her in a very respectful manner.
I wish I'd hired her earlier. I've had bad experiences with some attorneys in the past - Ms. Bushman is tough, smart, and a no frills kind of person. She sends out monthly invoices that are easy to read. My case cost a lot but my ex paid a whole lot more to the hot-shot attorney. Her deposit is reasonable and I was able to make monthly payments on the work she did for me.
Her office and her dress is not fancy but she knows her stuff. She did not over-promise -- she delivered exactly what she said she would. The judge ruled exactly as she predicted. I was not 100% happy with the result but Ms. Bushman had warned me and I was willing to take the risk.
This case took a lot longer than I wanted but Ms. Bushman had warned me of this when I first hired her.
If I need any legal advice in the future, I will definitely call her again.
I've read about her assistant, Mandy, being rude. I worked with both of her assistants, Jessica and Mandy, they were both friendly and helpful. They are not allowed to give out legal advice so they have to talk to Ms. Bushman. Ms. Bushman apparently is in court a lot and they always replied to my emails or phone calls within a day. If Ms. Bushman was in court they got the answer to me as soon as they could. After being in court for most of a day with Ms. Bushman, I know that she turns off her cell phone when she's in the courtroom.
She does not return phone calls on nights and week-ends. It's much faster just to talk to one of her assistants and someone always called me back with an answer within a day or so. If you want someone to be available 7 days a week then hire someone else. My ex was also unhappy with the response time with the hot-shot attorney - perhaps this is common in attorney offices. But then, my CPA usually takes a day or two to respond so I've learned that professionals don't always respond within 24 hours.
If you need an attorney that will give you sound advice and not make all sorts of promises that she cannot deliver on, I highly recommend Ms. Bushman.
Posted by Chris
Mrs. Bushman represented me during my divorce in 2014. I did not have any children involved but I did have a complicated business that I wanted to keep 100% of. With her and her staff's help I was able to negotiate a fair divorce settlement and was able to keep all my my companies. I would highly recommend Mrs. Bushman for any legal situation you may encounter. Should I need her again I would not hesitate to pick up the phone and call her.
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