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Lisa Bustos

Attorney

About Lisa

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.  

Education

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Saint Louis University, J.D. (Merit Scholarship Recipient)

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St. Edward’s University, B.A. Psychology, cum laude (Merit Scholarship Recipient)

Professional Memberships

  • 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

About Thomas

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.

Education

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Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington J.D. – 2016

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University of Texas at Austin B.A. – 2013

Professional Memberships

  • 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

About Shannon

Attorney Shannon L. Strong is a senior associate with Bustos Family Law PLLC in Austin, Texas. A top-ranked and award-winning lawyer with more than 20 years of total legal experience, Ms. Strong focuses her practice on family law and real estate law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Travis, Hays and Williamson counties.

Through her family law practice, Ms. Strong has handled many high-asset divorces for business owners and others with considerable means, and she has extensive experience handling complex property division involving real estate, business valuations and more. She has also gained a reputation as a staunch advocate for the rights of children in divorce, and she has become known for her compassion and integrity as well as her unwavering commitment to helping her clients achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek efficiently and cost-effectively.

In honor of her outstanding professionalism and service, Ms. Strong has earned consistent recognition from her peers as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in her region as a Superlawyer in 2020, 2021, and 2022.  The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys named her among the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Texas in 2021 and 2022. She has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients. Issues affecting children are near and dear to Ms. Strong.

A 1999 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law, Ms. Strong has practiced in Texas since 2001, and she has served as Court Appointed Special Advocate in Travis County. She is an active member of the State Bar of Texas as well as other local, state and national legal organizations.

About Jordan

Jordan Ninh grew up in Austin, Texas and now lives just outside his hometown in Dripping Springs. His trajectory towards becoming a zealous litigator began as a child in his discovery and love of masterful storytelling from the great books he encountered. From grade school in North Austin and Round Rock to college at the University of Texas at Austin, he excelled in the arts as a writer and began working in the legal realm thereafter. Jordan learned quickly how the skillful presentation of his clients’ stories in heavily-contested disputes greatly affected the outcomes of their cases and lives for the better, and thus his ultimate passion for protecting the rights of his clients was born. 

 

Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctor from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Jordan worked for many years in the legal realm in immigration, business, and a variety of other civil law matters. As a law clerk, his litigation experience as an effective legal writer grew in developing ironclad defenses and arguments in both federal and state courts in Texas and Nebraska on behalf of clients in criminal, bankruptcy, and corporate immigration law cases. Jordan utilizes his depth of knowledge and sincere dedication to excellence in advocacy for our family law clients in SAPCR, divorce, annulment, child support, and other family law litigation matters with our firm. 

 

Outside the courtroom and away from negotiation tables, Jordan happily devotes all his time to his family and can be found perusing the South Austin and Texas Hill Country scenes. 

Education

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Creighton University, J.D. (Moot Court Outstanding Oralist)

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The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Government, minor Mathematics

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Memberships
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas – Litigation Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

About Miranda

Miranda grew up in the small town of Dripping Springs, just West of Austin, and recently graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She began working with Bustos Family Law in May 2022 and uses her writing and organizational skills to assist attorneys and clients as a paralegal for Bustos Family Law. Miranda enjoys making art in her spare time along with spending time with her labradoodle, Keanu.

About Greg

Greg is a native Texan and grew up in San Marcos, Texas.  He was the valedictorian of his high school and received a full scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin.  At UT, Greg double majored and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Anthropology.  Greg then attended Texas State University in San Marcos where he received his master’s degree in Political Science.  While at Texas State University, Greg earned his paralegal studies certificate and completed the mediation training.  Beginning in 2010, Greg began his career as a paralegal and worked for two different law firms in the San Marcos area.  In January of 2021, Greg began working with Bustos Family Law and he has assisted our attorneys and our clients in a variety of different ways.  Greg enjoys playing golf, and he and his wife are in a bowling league and compete in state-wide bowling tournaments.  He loves camping and spending time outdoors with his family and two dogs. 

About Kendra

Kendra moved to Austin from Glen Ellyn, Illinois in 2017. She attended the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign as well as the University of Wisconsin/Parkside where her primary areas of interest were business and accounting. She has turned her love of numbers, process, and organization into a career as a professional administrator. Kendra joined Bustos Family Law PLLC as an Administrative Assistant in May 2021. She considers it a privilege to assist clients in understanding the capabilities and unique personalities of each of the attorneys at Bustos Family Law and directing them to the individual that best meets their needs. She strives to listen and speak with each client in a Kendra moved to Austin from Glen Elynn, Illinois in 2017. She attended the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign as well as the University of Wisconsin/Parkside where her primary areas of interest were business and accounting. She has turned her love of numbers, process, and organization into a career as a professional administrator.

Kendra joined Bustos Family Law PLLC as an Administrative Assistant in May 2021. She considers it a privilege to assist clients in understanding the capabilities and unique personalities of each of the attorneys at Bustos Family Law and directing them to the individual that best meets their needs. She strives to listen and speak with each client in a kind, respectful, and helpful manner.

Kendra has raised three children with her Husband. When not assisting clients, Kendra enjoys travel and golf – combining the two whenever possible!

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:

  • Travis
  • Hays
  • Bastrop
  • Williamson
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell

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