Ms. Bush wanted to become a lawyer in order to help people. Since the outset, she has been privileged to do just that. Early on, Ms. Bush’s law practice has concentrated in the area of Plaintiff’s personal injury. Initially, she focused on medical negligence and product liability cases, particularly where women or children were injured.
In more recent years, Ms. Bush has concentrated on a wide range of personal injury matters, including premises liability, long term disability insurance disputes, automobile crashes, nursing home negligence, claims under the National Vaccine Injury Program and other matters where her clients have sustained catastrophic injuries or death arising from the wrongful conduct of others. Her experience has been recognized by the requests for her to lecture on a variety of topics, including presentation of a client at trial, legal problems of the elderly as well as managed care, seizure disorders, vaccines, evidence and legal resources.
As part of her ongoing commitment to the legal profession, Ms. Bush was a founding member of Stanford Public Interest Law Firm (SPILF), and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, a national public interest law firm. She has a long commitment to public interest and pro bono work. For instance, Ms. Bush provided pro bono representation to families whose homes were destroyed in the Lower North Fork Fire in Colorado. More recently she has been assisting a refugee family from Nepal whose little boy sustained a permanent eye injury at birth.
Ms. Bush also serves as a public arbiter for FINRA, the financial industry regulating authority (formerly NASD).
From 2004 through 2013, Ms. Bush represented a young physician who sustained serious injuries as a result of vaccinations. One aspect of that case eventually went before the United States Supreme Court, resulting in a rare 9-0 decision in favor of Ms. Bush.
Ms. Bush is licensed in Colorado and has admissions to Colorado’s state and federal courts. In addition, she is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Over the years, she has handled cases in the courts of Wyoming, New Mexico and Nebraska. She has represented families and individuals from across the United States with vaccine claims.
Examples of Case Work:
Ms. Bush served as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for Boulder’s Judicial District. Ms. Bush has been a selected instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s (NITA) Depositions Program. She was an invited participant for the National Vaccine Advisory Board, Subcommittee on Process (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Ms. Bush has also testified before committees of the Colorado State legislature on legal issues. She is a published author in several professional journals. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of Trial Talk, a bi-monthly professional publication of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. She has written on a variety of legal topics.
Boards, Memberships and Awards:
Ms. Bush is most proud of receiving the Kenneth N. Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award (2011) presented by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. This Lifetime Achievement Award was the culmination of three decades of active membership in the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA), serving on its Board of Directors since the mid-1980s and on the Executive Committee since the 1990s. Among her other contributions to CTLA, she has been a Chair of the CTLA’s Annual Convention, the Case Assistance Committee, the Environmental Law Committee and serves as Editor-in-Chief of Trial Talk, CTLA’s bi-monthly publication. Ms. Bush is also a long-standing member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). She served on the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Boulder District Courts. Ms. Bush has been recognized as a Colorado “Super Lawyer” in the area of personal injury litigation and consistently achieves the highest “AV” rating from her peers.
Background and Education:
Ms. Bush is a Colorado native, a Boettcher Scholar and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Denver. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University School of Law. At Stanford Law School, Ms. Bush was a founding member of Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation and active in the Women’s Law Caucus and the Environmental Law Society. She was elected President of her graduating class (1980).
Ms. Bush has successfully completed the 40-hour Mediation Training offered by the Colorado Bar Association. When time permits, she works on courses leading to a certification in Irish Studies.
"I want to thank Mari Bush and her team for making my auto accident case an easy as possible process. They were always there to help answer my questions and advise me. They stayed on top of things until my case was settled and then handled the final settlement, so I had no worries about taking additional time off of work etc.. I would highly recommend Kaye and Bush LLC to anyone needing their services and will use them again in the future, if the need ever arises."— S.G.