Lisa was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her mother was a special education teacher and her dad was a city bus driver. Lisa was raised by parents who taught her the value of integrity and hard work. She’s the first in her family to become a lawyer and strives to meet the values taught to her by them from an early age.
Lisa first lived in central Texas while attending St. Edward’s University in Austin. Her desire to help others led her to graduate with honors with a degree in psychology, but she knew she wanted to follow another path. After much thought and deliberation, Lisa applied to law school and was awarded a merit scholarship to attend Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Once she began law school, she competed as part of the Hispanic Law Students Association Moot Court Team and was inducted to Phi Delti Phi’s Honor fraternity where she served as Vice President.
Lisa always knew that Texas would be home and moved back the day after her law school graduation. Her background in psychology and trials competitions led her to practice family law. Almost immediately after being licensed, Lisa was in the courtroom representing clients in family law cases. She even co-chaired her first jury trial after being licensed only a month.
In the years that have followed, Lisa has successfully represented clients in all aspects of family cases. Through her own personal and professional experiences, Lisa has seen the difficulties parties face in in the legal system when fighting to protect their family, their rights, and their assets. Lisa strongly believes that all parties should have a voice in family law litigation and should strive to come to pragmatic resolutions in each case.
Whether it is a negotiated settlement or in-courtroom trial experience, Lisa is a dedicated and experienced advocate. Lisa represents clients in custody, child support, property disputes, divorces, and annulments.
Lisa is an active member in the local legal community and serves as a board member in several non-profit community service organizations.
Saint Louis University, J.D. (Merit Scholarship Recipient)
St. Edward’s University, B.A. Psychology, cum laude (Merit Scholarship Recipient)
- Austin Bar Association – Family Law Section
- Austin Young Lawyers Association
- Travis County Women’s Lawyer Association
- AYLA Leadership Academy Alumni
- Williamson County Bar Association
- Hays County Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
- Texas Family Law Foundation – Legislative Review Committee
Thomas M. Just has a unique background and brings a wealth of experience to the practice of law. He grew up in Indianapolis as a gymnast competing across the country. After September 11th, Thomas enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a Network Intelligence Analyst with a specialization in National Security Agency cyber-warfare operations.
After six years of service, he enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin where with the help of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill he completed his undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Government. While studying at UT, he interned for U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
He matriculated to the Seattle University School of Law where he focused on data privacy and intellectual property. While in law school, he clerked for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and provided general counsel and litigation support to the University of Washington. Clerking for the AG afforded him the opportunity to work on a broad range of issues including everything from Title IX, to contract disputes, intellectual property, criminal, employment, and personal injury suits.
He now serves as an appointed Commissioner on the Austin City Council’s Veterans Affairs Commission where he provides the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager with policy guidance on all things related to Veterans and their families. He also volunteers with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to lobby Congress for much needed veteran legislation. He provides pro bono representation to veterans in disability claim proceedings through The Veterans Consortium.
In his spare-time, he plays chess competitively and is working towards achieving the rank and title of Fide Master.
Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington J.D. – 2016
University of Texas at Austin B.A. – 2013
Texas Bar Association, Member, 2019 – Present
Litigation Section of the Texas Bar Association, Member, 2019 – Present
Hays County Bar Association, 2019 – Present
Travis County Bar Association, 2019 – Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2019 – Present
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2019 – Present
The Truman National Security Project, 2019 – Present
Past Employment Positions
United States Air Force, 2003 – 2009
U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett, 2011
Washington State Attorney General, 2014
Pro Bono Activities
The Truman National Security Project Defense Council, 2019 – Present
The Veterans Consortium, 2019 – Present
Austin City Council Veterans Affairs Commissioner, 2018 – Present
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, 2017 – Present
Director of Legal Services for Seattle Stand Down, 2013 – 2016
Shannon L. Strong is an award-winning Associate Attorney at Bustos Law, PLLC. Ms. Strong currently focuses her practice on Family Law Litigation and Real Estate.
Having been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2001, Ms. Strong has extensive litigation experience involving family law and real estate law.
Ms. Strong has served and continues to serve on several boards and is active in non-profit activities. Ms. Strong has served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Travis County.
Issues affecting children are near and dear to Ms. Strong. She is an experienced child custody and divorce lawyer. An Austin native, Ms. Strong attended the University of Texas where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. She went on to attend St. Mary’s University School of Law, where she completed her Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Ms. Strong has received multiple awards, which include the prestigious Super Lawyers award two years in a row for 2020 and 2021. Superlawyers recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. Ms. Strong also received for 2021 the award for Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Texas from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
In her spare time, Ms. Strong enjoys advocating for animals, most especially wild horses, being on or near any type of water body, reading biographies, intellectual debate, and spending time with her daughter, Marley. Ms. Strong is proficient in Spanish.
About The Firm
Bustos Family Law was founded on the principles of service and integrity. As experienced professionals, we understand how difficult and frightening family law matters can be. Our goals are to communicate with clients effectively while being mindful of the costs associated with litigating these matters.
Our firm has adopted a paperless office system, where we have automated processes to increase efficiency and communicate with clients productively. After years of practicing family law, we have found that adopting cutting-edge technology to efficiently work through a cloud system lowers overall costs for clients.
We are based in Austin, Texas but we serve all of Central Texas including the following counties: