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Michael K Bush

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Location:Davenport, Iowa

Phone:(563) 344-4900

Fax:563-344-8961

Email:Email Me

Mr. Bush has achieved jury verdicts at trial of at least one million dollars in nine trials ranging from $1.1 million to $4.8 million. 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1977
  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Iowa, 1982
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Iowa, 1980
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D.
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana – 1977
  • University of Notre Dame du Lac, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • B.A. – 1974
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Jackson Hole, Wyoming – 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Selected: America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2001 – 2002
  • Selected: The Best Attorneys Network
  • American Association for Justice – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2001 – Present
  • Elected to Top Iowa Lawyers
  • “Public Justice Award 2000”, Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1996 – Present
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 10th Edition, 1998 – 2005
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Highest Rating
  • The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel Status
  • Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member: The Verdict Club in Honor of Professional Excellence in Litigation, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Firm of Carlin, Hellstrom & Bittner, Partner, 1987 – 2000
  • Walton, Creen & Bush, Founding Partner, 1982 – 1986
  • Heninger & Heninger, Member, 1979 – 1982
  • Assistant County Attorney Scott County, Iowa, Prosecutor, 1980 – 1982
  • Wells, McNally & Bowman, Member, 1977 – 1980
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