Michael K. Bush

Michael k bush

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Michael Bush is a founding member owner of the law firm of Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan. PLC . Mike's focus of practice is personal injury law, especially dealing with medical malpractice, brain and catastrophic injury. He has achieved jury verdicts at trial of at least one million dollars in eight trials ranging from $1.1 million to $4.87 million dollars. Mr. Bush has achieved multi-million dollar verdicts in three different jurisdictions (state courts of Iowa, Illinois and Texas). Mr. Bush achieved the largest verdict for injuries arising out of a “slip and fall” accident in the history of the state of Texas.

Professional License and Admitted to practice in these Courts:

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America – April 1990
  • Federal Court, Northern District of Iowa – 1982
  • Federal Court, Southern District of Iowa – 1980
  • Federal Court, Central District of Illinois – 1983
  • State of Iowa – 1977
  • State of Illinois – 1999

Education:

  • University of Notre Dame du Lac, Notre Dame, Indiana; B.A. – 1974
  • J.D. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska and Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana – 1977
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Jackson Hole, Wyoming – August 1995  (30 day trial advocacy course)

Professional Memberships:

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Scott County Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice, Sustaining Member
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Representative of Board of Governors for Seventh Judicial District – 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999  (Probably known as the Iowa Association for Justice)
  • Inns of Court, Dillon Pupilage (non-active member)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1996

Professional Honors:

  • The American Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Nominated and included in The Best Lawyers in America from 2001-present
  • Nominated and elected to Top Iowa Lawyers as seen on Superlawyers.com
  • Awarded the “Public Justice Award 2000″ by Iowa Trial Lawyers Association in recognition of the attorney who has made a significant contribution to society in Iowa through faith in the jury system
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996-present
  • Nominated and elected to Who=s Who in American Law, 10th Edition, 1998-2005
  • Nominated and elected as a Life Member to the National Registry of Who=s Who, Registration No. 109526, Year 2000 Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV (highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell, a national rating service of attorneys)
  • Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member: The Verdict Club in honor of professional excellence in litigation for the year 2007 (www.verdictclub.com)
  • Selected: The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel Status
  • Selected: America=s Registry of Outstanding Professionals for the year 2001-2002
  • Selected: The Best Attorneys Network
  • Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan, P.L.C. was included as a Tier I law firm in “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World reports due to Mr. Bush's results in personal injury and medical malpractice.

Professional Experience:

  • 2000-present: Founding Partner, Bush, Motto, Creen & Koury, P.L.C., specializing in civil litigation including personal injury and medical malpractice.
  • 1987-2000: Partner, Law Firm of Carlin, Hellstrom & Bittner, specializing in civil litigation including personal injury and medical malpractice.
  • 1982-1986: Founding Partner, Walton, Creen & Bush, general practice with an emphasis in civil litigation
  • 1979-1982: Member, Heninger & Heninger, general practice and civil litigation
  • 1980-1982: Prosecutor, Assistant County Attorney Scott County, Iowa. Responsible for prosecuting a wide range of offenses including two successful high profile murder first-degree murder prosecutions
  • 1977-1980: Member, Wells, McNally & Bowman, general practice and civil litigation

Professional Achievements:

Mr. Bush has achieved jury verdicts at trial of at least one million dollars in eight trials ranging from $1.1 million to $4.87 million dollars. Mr. Bush has achieved multimillion dollar verdicts in three different jurisdictions (state courts of Iowa, Illinois and Texas). Mr. Bush achieved the largest verdict for injuries arising out of a “slip and fall” accident in the history of the state of Texas.

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