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James A. Bush

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Keystone Law Group, P.C.
11300 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: 7606443022
Fax: 310-444-9092
Email: James A. Bush
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation (50%), Appellate (50%)
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Attorney Profile

Jim focuses on estate and trust litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.  A 1981 honors graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law, Jim practiced from Arizona for the first part of his career but has been an attorney in Southern California since 1998.  Working from Law Offices of James A. Bush, P.C. in Encinitas, CA, he represents a variety of parties (beneficiaries, heirs, trustees, personal representatives, fiduciaries, etc.) in resolving disputes both before and after litigation is commenced.  Jim also has extensive experience on the appellate level and is often retained by other counsel to assist in their appeals.  He has been av rated by Martindale since his days in Arizona.

Jim has long held an av rating from Martindale.

About James A. Bush

First Admitted: 1998, California

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Regularly volunteer as judge for second year moot court and first year oral arguments at University of San Diego School of Law

Educational Background

  • Graduated law school with High Distinction and Order of the Coif.  An Executive Editor and then Editor in Chief of the Arizona Law Review, also served as a student member of the College of Law Executive Committee and received the Law College Association Award for Scholarship and Service., 1981
  • Received a B.S. With Distinction from the University of Arizona, with a double major in astronomy and physics, and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi., 1978

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • One of three presenters for webinar entitled, "Trust and Probate Challenges:  Minimizing and Litigating Claims of Undue Influence, Fraud, Capacity, and Mistakes.", Presenter, Strafford Publications, Inc., 2018
  • One of three presenters of webinar on "Trust and Probate Challenges:  Minimizing and Litigating Claims of Undue Influence, Fraud, Capacity, and Mistakes", Presenter, Strafford Publications, Inc., 2014

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Sole counsel for appellant in successful appeal resulting in published decision in Roth v. Jelley (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 655., 2020
  • Lead counsel for appellant in successful appeal resulting in published decision in Sefton v. Sefton, 236 Cal. App. 4th 159, 2015
  • Lead counsel for appellant in successful appeal resulting in published decision in Sefton v. Sefton, 206 Cal. App. 4th 875, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of:  (1) San Diego County Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section and Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section; (2) North County Bar Association's Trusts and Estates Section; and (3) Probate Attorneys of San Diego., 2020
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Office Location for James A. Bush

11300 W. Olympic Blvd
Suite 910
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Last Updated: 8/25/2021

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