Our Injury Practice
The personal injury law practice of Michael K. Bush and John C. Bush is centered on several core principles, including a deep belief in our clients and their cases; an unparalleled work ethic and drive to obtain justice; and an ethical and honest approach with our clients, opposing counsel, judges and juries.
Davenport, Iowa, Personal Injury Lawyers
Accomplished trial lawyers with more than 65 years of combined legal experience, Michael K. Bush and John C. Bush bring an impressive record of results on behalf of injury victims and grieving survivors. Over their legal careers, they have tried more than 200 jury trials to conclusion.
Michael began his career as a prosecutor for three years, handling the full spectrum from drunk driving cases to murder trials. He then worked for five years as a defense lawyer in liability insurance litigation. Those courtroom skills and insurance industry insights have proven to be an advantage to his clients.
Michael K. Bush and John C. Bush are affiliated with the law firm of Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan, P.L.C., and practice almost exclusively in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and other cases of negligence or strict liability.
A Reputation as an Effective Trial Lawyer
In 25 years as a plaintiffs’ lawyer, Michael K. Bush and John C. Bush have obtained countless verdicts and settlements for clients, including eight jury awards of at least $1 million and the largest slip-and-fall verdict ever obtained in Texas. They have been named to the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Association for Justice and Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and for 10 years running he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America. They are licensed to practice in Iowa and Illinois.
They have a high opinion of juries and relishes the challenge of righting a wrong. Jurors respond to their passion for justice and genuine compassion for his clients, which is evident as they paint a vivid picture of what it’s like to walk in the injured person’s shoes.
Michael was fortunate to be accepted by the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in 1996, an exclusive and intensive 30-day training held at a ranch outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, by famous trial attorney Gerry Spence. The Trial Lawyers College is unique in that in focuses as much on psychological self-analysis as trial advocacy techniques. Lawyers who graduate from the Trial Lawyers College have a unique perspective on the psychology of trial law which is reflected in superior results.
Michael Bush earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana in 1977. He has practiced in civil litigation since the beginning of his career and was a founding partner of Bush, Motto, Creen & Koury, P.L.C. in 2000. He is admitted to practice in Iowa and Illinois, including U.S. District Court (federal court) for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Michael is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and the Scott County Bar Association. He is a sustaining member of the American Association of Justice (AAJ) has been named among the AAJ’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He served many years on the Board of Governors of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), and received its Public Justice Award in 2000 for his contributions to society through trial advocacy.
Michael was selected for inclusion in Iowa Super Lawyers in 2007 and he has been included in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2001. He is rated AV through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. He has also been a member of the prestigious Verdict Club and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Michael and his wife Kathleen have three children.
Additional credentials and distinctions include: membership in the Iowa Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the Iowa Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Iowa Association for Justice and the Young Professionals Network of the Quad Cities.
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