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Mark A. Bush

Shareholder / Lansing


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1983)
  • University of Michigan (A.B., with honors, 1980)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Mark A. Bush is a veteran litigator and trial specialist with over three decades of hard-earned experience, which followed his education at the University of Michigan and University of Notre Dame Law School.

Mark has handled many types of complex cases, ranging from wrongful death and catastrophic injury to condemnation; business disputes to insurance coverage; and employment claims. His experience is particularly deep in the medical malpractice arena, and in serving as coverage counsel for major insurers and risk pools. Mark has successfully fought for his clients' rights in state and federal trial and appeals courts, including during lengthy jury trials and appellate oral arguments.

Mark teaches law to business and law students, and has served on a variety of boards both in the community and within the firm.

Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, Central Michigan University School of Business Administration (2008-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1990-1991)
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Insurance Law Section
    • Negligence Section
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
    • Board of Directors (1994-1995)
  • Ingham County Bar Association
    • President, Young Lawyers Section (1986-1987)
  • Treasurer, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. (1994-1997)
  • Highfields, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1992-1998; Board Chairman, 1996-1997)
  • American Red Cross Volunteer, Mid-Michigan Chapter (2007 Volunteer of the Year for Services to Armed Forces)
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association (Life Member)
  • University of Michigan Club of Greater Lansing
  • St. Martha Parish (1988-present)
  • Avid Runner
Honors & Distinctions
  • Achieved an AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2018
  • Selected as a '2019 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Law; first named in 2014
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2019, Commercial Litigation in Lansing.
  • Listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys
Publications & Presentations
  • Co-Author, "Discovery of Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases: The Defense Perspective" (Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Publication, 1986)
  • Co-Author (with Michael E. Cavanaugh), "Protecting Older Workers," Trial (November, 1985)
  • Author of articles for the Michigan Bar Journal and the Michigan Defense Quarterly
Testimonials & Client Matters

“As a retired, managing partner of the largest law firm in another state, the best way for me to describe Mark Bush is to say that I would welcome him with open arms in our law firm and he would rank among the best lawyers there.”

“By your patience, perseverance, and wisdom you freed me from the jaws of opportunistic people.”

“From the first call to the end, you were the consummate professional—always guiding and keeping us informed as the case progressed.”

“Mark’s performance was actually more than outstanding. He is intelligent, honest, very effective and worth every penny paid for his services.”

“Your high level of professionalism and tactical strategies to evoke the desired outcome have all paid off quite handsomely.”