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Timothy Raymond Bussey

also known as Timothy Bussey, Tim Bussey

About me

I graduated from the University of Iowa on an Air Force ROTC scholarship and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on May 14, 1988. I formally entered the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate on Active Duty in 1991 after graduating from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law on the educational delay I was granted.


In 1994, I was transferred to the Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC) at Peterson Air Force Base. As an ADC my responsibilities were defending active duty Air Force members and Air Force Academy
cadets stationed at Peterson Air Force Base as well as Falcon Air Force Base (now
Schriever Air Force Base), Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base and the
United States Air Force Academy.


In 1995, i left active duty and joined the Air Force Reserves. It was at that time that I accepted a position with the Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties) as a Deputy District Attorney. During my time there, I prosecuted cases ranging from drunk driving offenses to homicide. For a time, I was the only Deputy District Attorney working full-time in the
Teller County Office in Cripple Creek, Colorado.


In 1997, I left the Office of the District Attorney and started my own practice, now The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., concentrated on criminal defense.
I handle clients in state and local courts as well as federal and military courts.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    23 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 28%
    23 years, 450 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 10%
  5. Personal Injury: 2%
    18 years, 10 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Anthony Longo

    I regard Tim as one of the best, if not THE best, criminal defense lawyers in Colorado Springs. He is a skilled trial lawyer who works hard for his clients.


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  • David Harmon Greenberg

    This attorney is truly the best of the best, highly ethical, impeccable reputation. I highly recommend this attorney.


    David Greenberg Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

The Bussey Law Firm P.C.

12 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
Air Force Commendation Medal For Meritorious ServiceUnited States Air Force1995
ROTC ScholarshipUnited States Air Force1988
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Bussey Law Firm, P.C.1997 - Present
FacultyNational College For Dui Defense, Inc.2014 - 2014
Deputy District AttorneyEl Paso County District Attorney's Office1995 - 1997
Active Duty Judge AdvocatePeterson Air Force Base - USAF1992 - 1992
Judge AdvocateUnited States Air Force1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College For DUI Defense AttorneysState Delegate2007 - 2009
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysLife Member1998 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
El Paso County Defense BarMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Perseverance Pays Off on a Difficult DUI caseDeferred Sentence to DUI
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide CasesQuick Thinking : Keeping Time on Your Side . . .2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Platt and AssociatesNHTSA/IACP - Sobriety Testing Instructor CourseCertificate of Completion2010
National College For DUI Defense/Texas Criminal Defense BarMastering Scientific Evidence ConferenceCertificate of Completeion2009
National College For DUI DefenseSummer ConferenceCertificate of Completion2009
Platt and AssociatesNHTSA Field Sobriety Testing CourseCertificate of Completion2009
Emory University School of LawBlood and Urine Training SeminarCertificate of Completion2008
National College for DUI Defense/Harvard Law SchoolDUI Summer SessionCertificate of Completion2008
National College of DUI Defense/Texas Defense Lawyer's Assoc.Mastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2008
National College of DUI Defense2007 Winter SessionCertificate of Completion2007
NCDD - Harvard Law School2007 DUI Summer SessionCertificate of Completion2007
NCDD - Harvard Law School2006 DUI Summer SessionCertificate of Completion2006
NCDD - Harvard Law School2005 DUI Summer SessionCertificate of Completion2005
NCDD - Dallas, TexasMastering Scientific EvidenceCertificate of Completion2005
IFRI - Florida International UniversityBreath Alcohol Operator Forensic WorkshopCertificate of Completion2004
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysSpring Meeting - Not Guilty - Making it HappenCertificate of Completion2001
Colorado Criminal Defense BarSummer MeetingCertificate of Completion2000
NACDA - Chicago, IllinoisLawyering on the Edge: Pushing the Limits Of Aggressive AdvocacyCertificate of Completion1999
NACDA - Las Vegas, NevadaDWI Means Defense With IngenuityCertificate of Completion1999
Illinois Institute of Technology - Kent College of LawLawJuris Doctor1991
University of IowaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AQAAD ConferenceScientific Evidence in Impaired Driving Cases2014
NCDD ConferenceNCDD Summer Session2013
NCDD ConferenceMastering Scientific Evidence2013
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association ConferenceDUI Conference2013
Terrence MacCarthyCross Examination and Impeachment2012
NCDD ConferenceNCDD Summer Session2012
NACDL ConferenceForensic Science and the Law2012
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association (Colorado Springs chapter)Challenging DUI Blood Tests2012
NCDD ConferenceNCDD Summer Session2011
National Meeting: American Chemical SocietyChemistry and the Law Session - Colorado State Crime Laboratory: What Went Wrong?2011
National College of DUI DefenseMastering Scientific Evidence2011
Axion Laboratories ConferenceForensic Chromatography III2011
DUI Defense - Faulty Blood TestsFaulty Blood Testing2010
DUI AwarenessDUI Awareness1997
Colorado DUI LawColorado DUI Law1997