Law Offices of D. Michael Bush

Law Offices of D. Michael Bush

I've been a lawyer for 35 years. Throughout my career, I have learned to be creative, as each case is unique. I strive to communicate clearly and candidly with my clients to develop a prompt and pragmatic plan, leading to the resolution of the case.

Firm Overview

Family law

I try to get to know you and your goals. I'm a problem solver. Divorce, especially with children, is emotionally difficult. Good decisions are vitally important in guiding and nurturing your children.

I want to help you get control over your life, which helps to make stress more manageable. I look for defining moments during what seems like hopeless times to help you find and develop opportunities for your life. In helping people out of dark places, my measure of success is hearing that my clients and their children are thriving two years after the divorce is final.

I encourage divorcing couples to try to work things out. It is important to listen to each other and communicate with dignity and respect. This can be challenging when the other side is confrontational and lacking in integrity. If necessary, I will be tenacious, while being vigilant for ways to move forward, in a constructive way.

My leading cause is the Red Cross, where I've made over 300 platelet donations. I also participate in the Tour de Cure and Lobo Cancer Challenge bike rides to help raise funds to battle diabetes and cancer. I've found sharing with others helps puts everything else in perspective. I'm one of the organizers of "Breath," a reoccurring poetry/artistic evening, inspired by Rumi, where we celebrate our diversity, while being in awe of what connects us.

Business litigation

I work with individuals and businesses on a wide array of issues, from the relatively routine, to the unusual. One of my cases involved a published appellate decision regarding the California court having jurisdiction over a foreign company. (Luberski, Inc. v. Oleificio F.LLI Amato S.R.L., 171 Cal. App. 4th 409)

Litigation is a part of business, but it needs to be kept in perspective so you can do what you do best.
Main Office
Michael Bush
2575 McCabe Way, Suite 260
Suite 260
Irvine  CA  92614
  • (949) 650-2009
  • (949) 650-2009
Family Law
Experienced Irvine, California divorce lawyer
The dissolution of a marriage involves crucial decisions about the welfare of your children and the equitable division of your assets. D. Michael Bush has more than 30 years of experience in divorce law. I consider all aspects of your divorce case to develop the best possible solutions regarding:

-Child custody and visitation rights
-Child support
-Distribution of personal property, bank accounts, stocks and other assets
-Division of marital debts
-Sale or possession of the marital home
-Spousal support and temporary support

Effective family law mediator
Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a structured setting through a trained facilitator. The mediation process fosters cooperation between partners and removes the unpredictability and uncertainty associated with litigation. Mediation often reduces the time and costs of divorce and puts the decisions in your hands. The Law Offices of D. Michael Bush is experienced in helping you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement, fair child support agreement and healthy child custody arrangement.

Skilled family law litigator
Sometimes litigation is necessary to reach a just and equitable resolution to your family's disputes. Through tactical trial strategies and professional courtroom presence, I successfully represent clients throughout the adversarial litigation process. I am prepared to handle the complex aspects of your divorce methodically to obtain the most favorable trial outcome.

D. Michael Bush

-1981, California, 1982, U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of California

Law School:
-Southwestern University School of Law, Class of 1981, J.D.
-University of New Mexico, Class of 1978, B.B.A.

-Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 1

-Orange County Bar Association; State Bar of California.

I've been a California attorney for almost 30 years. My practice consists of civil litigation and family law. The common approach is that I evaluate the facts and the law taking pragmatic and innovative approaches in an attempt to reach an early resolution. If there is stonewalling, I litigate. I strive to efficiently manage complicated cases. I have a virtually paperless office and use cost savings procedures such as electronic filing procedures offered by some courts.

Significant matters:

Balboa Island Village Inn, Inc. v. Lemen, 40 Cal. 4th 1141 (Cal. 2007) (California Supreme Court, regarding free speech)

Luberski, Inc. v. Oleificio F.LLI Amato S.R.L., 171 Cal. App. 4th 409, 412-413 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2009) (California Court of Appeal, published opinion regarding minimum contacts)

In re Kruszewski, 2004 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 851 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. Jan. 28, 2004) (California Court of Appeal re family law)
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

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