||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 nine 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.