Michael J. Motto

Contact me:  [email protected]  (563) 344-4900 (Ext 108)

Michael J. Motto is one of the founding member owners of Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury and Halligan PLC.  Mr Motto has over 30 years experience in the practice of law, litigating civil cases in Iowa and Federal trial and appellate courts, dealing in multiple disciplines of the law, including civil litigation, personal injury, business litigation, professional negligence, property damage, workers compensation and its administrative agency, and arguments in the Iowa Appellate and Supreme Court.

Professional License and Admitted to practice in these Courts:

  • State of Iowa (1982)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois


  • Gonzaga University School of Law  (Juris Doctor 1982)
  • St. Ambrose University (BA 1978)

Professional Memberships:

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Scott County Bar Association
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Appeals and Appellate Oral Argument
  • Administrative Law
  • Property Damage Litigation
  • Professional Negligence

Our Mission Statement

We will work hard to earn your trust and loyalty through our commitment to you and your case, by our work ethic, our experience and resources, our deep commitment to obtain justice and our honest ethical approach.