You might not know me well, so let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in Vietnam and grew up in Vietnam and Laos. In Vietnam and Laos, I spoke Vietnamese, French, and Laotian. I emigrated from Vietnam as a young child after the Vietnam War, when Saigon fell in 1975. It was chaos when we left. My mother stayed behind to help take care of my grandfather and her siblings. My father took the 4 of us (my 2 brothers and 1 sister) and made our way to the United States. We made it to the United States as refugees. With the help of a wonderful Christian family from Dallas, we moved to Dallas. I slowly started to learn English by attending elementary school and watching Sesame Street and PBS.
My parents worked very hard to take care of us, and saved money and buy a home. They worked long hours and had multiple jobs. Within several years, my parents opened an Asian grocery store in the early 1980s (it was named “Vietnam Market” located at the corner of N. Carroll Ave and Belmont Avenue in Dallas near what is now CityPlace). My family and I later became naturalized US citizens sometime in my teens.
After graduating high school, I attended the University of Southern California. I paid off my school loans pretty quickly because I was always working. With the encouragement of my father, I decided to go to law school. While working as a full-time legal assistant/secretary, I went to law school part-time, at night. I completed law school in 3 years just like the daytime students and became a licensed attorney in 1997. Because I was working all the time, I was able to pay off my law school tuition each semester.
I’m a mom of three beautiful daughters, a wife, a Christian, a Collin County resident for over 20 years, and a litigation attorney for more than 25 years. I practice in most areas of the law (civil, family, criminal, real estate, probate, immigration, CPS, juvenile, and more). I teach my children to be kind and generous, to have integrity, and to have good work ethics. My youngest one started working for the Kim Dawson Agency at age 4 as a child model and actor. My older children work many long hours during their summers. I’m so proud of each of my daughters and their accomplishments. I am married to Scott Creevy, a wonderful man who is very supportive of me and our family.
As a lawyer, I take the extra step to spend time with juveniles in trouble, representing and counseling them, while letting them know that they can make better decisions, that they have parents who love them, but also that they need to do their part and make better decisions. I give free legal advice when I can (yes, unheard of for most lawyers). In my spare time, I volunteer for various organizations. I am active with several Asian and Vietnamese social organizations to help promote unity, learn about the various Asian cultures, and share information that could help others. I try to be good to my friends and family. I try to do the right things. I love my faith, my husband, and my family. I love what I do. I love helping people.
Now you know a little bit more about me. Thank you for being my friends, my supporters, and my colleagues. I appreciate all of you.
I’m a judicial candidate for the 5th District Texas Court of Appeal, Place 9. You will see my name on the ballot on Primary Election Day on 3/5/2024 if you are a registered voter in the following counties in Texas:
I hope you will support me or vote for me, or both!
And thank you so much for your support!
Theresa for Justice
Theresa Bui Creevy