Houston Treasures

Cynthia and J.D. “Bucky” Allshouse


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Bucky Allshouse is one of Houston’s preeminent matrimonial attorneys.Board Certified in Family Law, he is a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, Houston Chronicle’s “Ultimate Divorce Attorney,” one of Martindale–Hubbell’s Best Lawyers in America, and a member of exclusive legal associations. An extraordinarily active supporter and Trustee of Rice University, Bucky co-chaired the $500 million capital campaign, has been President of the three primary alumni organizations, and has received the University’s most distinguished accolades for athletic prominence and meritorious service.

Cynthia is a hall of famer in her own right in Houston’s charitable community, having centered her activities on education, the arts, and medical research. She has chaired events for Houston Public Libraries, Houston Symphony, Shepherd School of Music, Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She has co-chaired the Houston Chronicle’s Best Dressed Luncheon benefitting the March of Dimes, the Shepherd School of Music Gala, and the Farewell Salute to Christoph Eschenbach. Cynthia is past president of the Shepherd Society at Rice and a lifetime member of its Governing Council. To a long list of board memberships, she is currently adding the Rise School and the Girl Scouts. She is a two-time Woman of Distinction, in the Chronicle’s Best Dressed Hall of Fame, and a United Cerebral Palsy “Outstanding Mother.”

The Allshouses are involved with the Brenda and John Duncan Rise School for children with and without disabilities and have chaired numerous fundraisers for Rice University, including the James A. Baker, III Institute for Public Policy 10th Anniversary Celebration earning over $ 3.5 million. In 2002, Cynthia and Bucky received the Jerry D. Bartee Humanitarian Award from the Assistance Fund (that pays insurance premiums for people living with HIV disease).

Cynthia and Bucky have been married for 30 years and are the parents of Chance, Channing, and Chandler.

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