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J. Steven Bush

J. Steven Bush

Practice areas:

Criminal Law

About Me

I invite you to review my website at where you will find additional information about my background and experience.   As of May 16, 2015, I  have been licensed in the State of Texas for 39 years.   I was an Assistant DA in Dallas County from 1979-1982, and thereafter entered private practice mainly in Dallas County.  Starting in 1997 I gradually increased my practice in Tarrant County to the point that most of the cases I handle now are in Tarrant County rather than Dallas County.   I am on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel for federal court appointments in the Dallas and Fort Worth divisions of the Northern District of Texas where I do both trial and appellate work as well as federal writs.   In Tarrant county I am court-appointed to cases in the county criminal courts and district courts.   State and federal court appointments together constitute a little more than half of all the cases I handle.   The rest of my cases involve people who hire me to represent them in court.   


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Criminal Law: 100%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Bethel Tewolde Zehaie

    Mr. Bush and I worked together on a drug case. He was a great mentor and I learned a lot from him about trial tactics throughout the course of the trial. He is a highly skilled advocate in the courtroom and very knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense.


    Bethel Zehaie Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Todd A. Durden

    Steven and I represented co-defendants in a jury trial in Federal Court in Fort Worth. Steven is courageous, tenacious and cares about his clients. I endorse him without reservation.


    Todd Durden Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bush, J. Steven Attorney

314 Main Street Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX, 76102



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Certificate of AppreciationU.S. District Court - N.D. Texas2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBush & Donnelly, Attorneys1983 - 1993
AttorneyJ. Steven Bush, Attorney1983 - 2014
AssociateDehay & Blanchard1982 - 1983
Assistant D.A.Criminal District Attorney of Dallas County1979 - 1982
AttorneyBush and Womack1977 - 1979
Hearing OfficerTexas Youth Council1976 - 1977


Association NamePosition NameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasClassic Member2015 - Present
The National Trial LawyersMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
U.S. District Court - N.D. of TexasCriminal Justice Act Panel1983 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1983 - Present
U.S. Supreme CourtLicensed1981 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeal - 5th CircuitLicensed1981 - Present
U.S. District Court - N.D. TexasLicensed1981 - Present
State Bar of TexasLicensed1976 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State vs. M.G., five cases15 years (non-aggravated) from jury
State vs. V.S.Negotiated 2 year sentence on day of trial.
State vs. SBP, 2 charges5 years non-aggravated for indecency only.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Law ReviewCasenote1975


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Spanish Interpreters Class at TCCCSpanish Interpretation at Trial2015