Law Offices of D. Michael Bush

California Civil Practice and Family Law Attorney Facilitating Healthy Resolutions

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Compassionate attorney striving for cordial solutions for more than 30 years
The Law Offices of D. Michael Bush has represented small businesses and families in Irvine, California for more than 30 years in matters of civil litigation, family law and child custody. D. Michael Bush and his staff work diligently to provide clients with efficient legal representation. Informed by more than 30 years of experience, I determine facts and identify goals at an early stage in each case. In this way I am able to envision a favorable outcome from the very beginning. Through effective negotiation with the other side, I work to secure a clean and simple resolution without the added stress and cost of litigation. In the event litigation is necessary to achieve results, I fight tenaciously on your behalf to reach your goals.

Empathetic approach to helping clients resolve disputes
D. Michael Bush's professional and personal satisfaction comes from helping small businesses and families through their difficulties. I approach every client's case with:
-A desire to help - I want to help my clients by providing effective solutions to your legal matters. I work to keep the legal process simple and ensure that it is a tool for your life or business and not a drain on your financial or emotional resources.
-Good faith - I am persistent in my efforts to achieve my clients' goals without going to court. I work diligently and in good faith with the other side to reach a fair settlement and positive results for you. However, if litigation is necessary, I represent you aggressively.
-Innovation and efficiency - I strive to develop creative solutions and innovative practices for efficient legal representation. Measures such as real-time depositions, paperless document management and effective communications help to simplify your case, however complex the legal matter.

Experienced attorney devoted to matters in civil practice and family law
I represent small businesses and families in civil litigation, family law and child custody disputes.

-Civil litigation - In my civil litigation practice, I advocate on behalf of clients in matters such as disputes between partners or business entities, property and personal injury cases and construction and licensing issues.
-Family law - I represent individuals in family law matters involving divorce and related issues. My practice takes the high road and seeks a reasonable agreement between parties without resorting to litigation. However, I am prepared to aggressively represent you in court if necessary.
-Child custody - I represent families in all matters of child custody and visitation. I am dedicated to protecting your rights to raise your children in a safe and healthy environment.
Main Office

Main Office
2525 Main Street
Suite 400
Irvine  CA  92614

Phone
  • 949-650-2009
Family
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

Admitted:
-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.

Born:
-Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 1

Member:
-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)
Education
  • Southwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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