Rachel Bussett and Bussett Legal Group have established a reputation as a firm which is known for its advocacy to protect the rights of children and families in Oklahoma. The firm has been at the forefront of civil rights cases against DHS for violations of the law in the investigation of abuse and neglect as well as in protecting families rights to access alternative health care for their children with the passage of medical marijuana in 2018.
“We are a small family firm, and we’re all lady lawyers,” Bussett said. “I didn’t set out to create an all-female law firm, but that’s how it has developed. When starting the firm, I wanted to create a firm that allowed me to be both a mother, a professional, and pursue cases which fed my passion for helping people. In doing so I created a firm that supports and encourages the advancement of professional women with families while protecting all families.”
Bussett Legal Group has focused its practice on protecting the rights of children and families in all matters of the law. This is due to their members’ extensive experience in family, employment, business, estate planning and probate litigation, education, cannabis, and criminal defense law.
“We cover the whole spectrum of legal needs for our clients to support and build their family” Bussett said. “From the time I applied to law school I knew I wanted to be an advocate for children because of the circumstances I grew up in. I saw abuse and addiction up close as a child and wanted to work to help these children and their families they way others took the time to help me succeed as a child”
Bussett brings a wealth of experience in business to being the CEO of a company that donates a significant amount of time to helping families who cannot afford legal services. Bussett worked as a consultant with KPMG, LLP, early in her career, including two years dedicated to working closely with the senior management of Fortune 500 companies in an effort to improve business operations. Bussett is also a prolific volunteer with organizations like Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, Historic Fort Reno, True Friends Pet Rescue, the American Diabetes Association and others which work to ensure that the vulnerable in the system are protected. Partner Ashley Weyland offers extensive experience in family, civil, and criminal litigation, as well, thereby guaranteeing that any legal issue related to children and families can be represented by the team at Bussett Legal Group.