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Eric Southward

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2909 Hillcroft
Suite 350
Houston, TX 77057

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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.

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.

License

18 years since Eric Southward was first licensed to practice law.

State License Status Year Acquired
Indiana Active In Good Standing 1999

Education

School Major Degree Graduated
Indiana University School of Law, Copyright Juris Doctorate 1999
Buena Vista University Political Science Bachelor of Arts 1992

Work Experience

Position Duration
Managing Attorney at Busby & Associates, PLLC 2007–present
Managing Attorney at Macey & Aleman,P.C./Legal Helpers, P.C. 1999–2006

Associations

Position Association Name Duration
Member National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees 2010–present
Member Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 2007–present
Member Houston Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys 2007–present

Awards

Award Name Granting Organization Date
Recognition for Pro Bono services Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program 2010
Recognition for Pro Bono services Indianapolis Bar Assocation 2004

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