James Heston, Principal Attorney

James was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. James graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1988 with a degree in business administration, specializing in finance. James then went on to attend and graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. While in law school, James interned for both a federal bankruptcy judge in Los Angeles and the Texas Supreme Court.

After graduating from Pepperdine, James moved to Houston and founded The Heston Law Firm, a consumer law firm concentrating in bankruptcy.

James is a proud member of both the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the Houston Association of Debtor’s Attorneys and the Bankruptcy Law Sections of both the American Bar Association and the Texas Bar.

In 2006, James expanded the focus of the firm from just bankruptcy law to its current, much broader orientation of debt relief law. In his career as a debt relief lawyer, James has helped over 10,000 Texans resolve their debts either through bankruptcy, debt settlement, or debt lawsuit defense.


Christy Dockery


Christy helps people during some of the most challenging times in their lives. Christy is known for her activism, skills, compassion, and incomparable results. She is compassionate and attentive, especially when hearing a client’s concerns. 

Before joining the firm, Christy worked in oil and gas at a Fortune 500 company where she researched land and mineral rights and kept track of leases. Christy has also previously worked in real estate, business, family, and probate law.  

Christy attended law school at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and took additional international law courses in London, England. She obtained her Master of Business Administration – Finance from the University of Houston Downtown and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Houston. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Texas, she is a member of the State Bar of Commercial law and Bankruptcy Section. 

In her free time, Christy enjoys reading, volunteering at various charity organizations, cycling, gardening, and running around with her dogs.