The Honorable Don Bush was appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas in 2003. Judge Bush earned his B.A. at Indiana University in 1968 and his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1976 and 1986, respectively. He was briefing attorney for the Honorable Price Daniel, Sr., of the Texas Supreme Court from 1976-77. Board certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he was in private practice from 1977 to 2003. Judge Bush has authored numerous law review articles including: Rule169: An Overview, 44 Texas Bar Journal 1049 (1981); Piercing the Homestead, The Trial of an Excess Value Case, 34 Baylor Law Review 387 (1982); Limitation on Voire Dire in Civil Cases, 45 Texas Bar Journal 1043 (1982); Anatomy of a Trial of a Warranty Case, 15 St. Mary’s Law Journal 57 (1983); Common Objections to the Form of Questions, 47 Texas Bar Journal 8 (1984); Hearsay Under Texas Rules of Evidence, 37 Baylor Law Review 945 (1985); and Annual Survey: Conflict of Laws, 41 Southwest Law Journal 383 (1988).
Judge Bush is teaching Trial Advocacy in Fall 2012.