Timothy R. Bussey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Colorado Springs, CO

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
 | 12 East Boulder Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-475-2555
Fax: 719-475-0046
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

In Colorado Springs, Colorado, at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., Timothy R. Bussey brings over 25 years of experience representing clients in legal matters related to criminal defense and personal injury. A talented writer, Mr. Bussey is a nationally published author, a second lieutenant in the Air Force, and a former deputy district attorney for the 4th Judicial District in El Paso and Teller counties. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1988 and with an Air Force ROTC scholarship, Mr. Bussey graduated with a major in finance from the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. He then went on to the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law to earn a Juris Doctor. His practice areas include domestic violence, license reinstatement, vehicular assault and homicide, DUI/DWI, traffic violations, white-collar crimes, drugs, theft, assault, and hit and run. He also handles matters of appeals and litigation and any type of criminal law.

With an Avvo “Superb” rating, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The National College for DUI Defense, and he is an appointed Colorado state ambassador for the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Bussey is currently admitted to practice in Colorado and Illinois.

A popular speaker in local meetings and seminars for continuing legal education courses, Mr. Bussey has been featured regularly on news stations, including KRDO News 13, KWGN News 2 and KOAA News 5, to discuss matters related to DUI and criminal defense.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law, Theft, Traffic Violations

Personal Injury - General (30%): Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Theft, Traffic Violations, Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense, DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

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About Timothy Bussey

Admitted: 1991, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.thebusseylawfirm.com/timothy-bussey.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Clients' Choice Award by Avvo
  • Rated by Super Lawyers®
  • “Top Attorney in Colorado” by the Denver Post
  • “10 Superb” rating by Avvo
  •  “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Top 100” rating by The National Trial Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado, 1994
  • Illinois, 1991
  • Member, Super Lawyers®
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Sustaining Member - National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • Founding Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • Member, American Chemical Society
  • Member, El Paso County Defense Bar
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)
  • Member, National College for DUI Defense Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Fundraiser - Alzhiemer's Association, 1998
  • Legal Aid Foundation - Fundraiser
  • Basketball Coach - YMCA

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-authored national book concerning defense strategies in drug cases., Co-author, Inside the Minds: Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, 2014 ed., Aspatore Books, 2014
  • Co-authored national publication concerning the litigation of DUI vehicular homicide cases., Co-Author, Inside the Minds: Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2014 ed. , Aspatore Books, 2014
  • Co-authored a national publication concerning forensic science in criminal cases., Co-Author, Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases, Aspatore Books, 2014
  • Attended the Hands on Forensic Chromotography Course concering solid drug testing. Conducted hands on testing of solid drigs in a laboratory setting., Participant, Hands On Forensic Chromatography Course - Solid Drug Testing, American Chemical Society, 2014
  • Chosen to speak internationally per a request from Canadian attorneys. Discussed and lectured concerning forensic laboratories and the litigation of these laboratories in a criminal courtroom., Speaker, The Litigation of Forensic Laboratories - Montreal, Canada, Canadian Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014
  • Spoke at a national conference in New Orleans, LA before members of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Lectured converning laboratory errors and issues related to chemical testing., Speaker, The Litigation Of Forensic Laboratories, Mastering Scientific Evidence, National College For DUI Defense, 2014
  • Co-authored national publication concerning witness preparation and examination for DUI proceedings., Co-author, Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, 2013 ed., Aspatore Books, 2013
  • Sobriety Testing Instructor Course, Platt and Associates, NHTSA/IACP, 2010
  • NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing Course, Platt and Associates, 2009
  • National College For DUI Defense, NCDD, Summer Conference, 2009
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Conference, NCDD, Texas Bar, 2009
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence - 15th Annual, National College for DUI Defense/Texas Defense Lawyer's Association Dallas, Texas March 27-29, 2008
  • 2008 Summer Session, National College For DUI Defense, Harvard Law School Cambridge, MA July 21-23rd, 2008
  • Blood and Urine Training Seminar, Emory University Atlanta, Georgia December 4-7th, 2008
  • 2007 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School July 19-21, 2007
  • 2007 Winter Session, National College for DUI Defense Tucson, Arizona January 19-20, 2007
  • 2006 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School July 20-22, 2006
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence - 12th Annual Dallas, Texas April 28-30, 2005
  • 2005 Summer Session, National College for DUI Defense Harvard Law School July 21-23, 2005
  • West Palm Beach, Florida November 19-21, 2004
  • Not Guilty - Making it Happen, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Spring Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas May 2-5, 2001
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Summer Meeting Beaver Creek, Colorado, 2000
  • DWI Means Defense With Ingenuity National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Las Vegas, Nevada September 29-October 2, 1999
  • Lawyering on the Edge: Pushing the Limits Of Aggressive Advocacy, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Chicago, Illinois November 3-6, 1999
  • National Meeting, "Colorado state crime laboratory: What went wrong?" American Chemical Society, Chemistry and the Law Session, Denver, CO - ( Speaker ), 2011
  • Forensic Chromatography III, Axion Laboratories, Chicago, IL, June, 2011
  • NCDD - National College for DUI Defense, Winter Session, Orlando, FL, 2012
  • Breath Alcohol Operator Forensic Workshop, IFRI - International Forensic Research Institute Florida International University, CES Consulting, West Palm Beach, Florida, Nov. 19-21, 2004
  • NACDL - Forensic Science and the Law, National Association for Criminal Lawyers, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 23 - 24, 2012
  • Cross Examination and Impeachment with Terrence MacCarthy, Florida, February, 2012
  • NCDD - Mastering Scientific Evidence - National College for DUI Defense, New Orleans, LA, March 21-23, / 22-24
  • NCDD - National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA | 2013 brochure, July 2013-2005
  • NCDD - Mastering Scientific Evidence - Texas Bar, 2009
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar 2013 DUI Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado | brochure, April 4-5, 2013
  • NHTSA/IACP, Sobriety Testing Instructor Course, Platt and Associates, 2010/2009
  • NCDD - National College for DUI Defense - ( Faculty Member ), 2014
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans, LA, 2011/2010
  • AQAAD - Association québécoise des avocats et avocates de la Défense Scientific Evidence in Impaired Driving Cases, Canada, July 10-14, 2014
  •  "Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases: Leading Lawyers on Understanding DUI Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Negotiating Settlements (Inside the Minds)"
  • "Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Interpreting Today's Drug Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Protecting a Client's Rights (Inside the Minds)" 
  • "Trends in DUI Discovery, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Developing Effective and Innovative Discovery Practices for DUI Cases (Inside the Minds)"
  • "Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, 2013 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Role of Witnesses in DUI Cases (Inside the Minds)
  • "The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2013 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Leveraging Science and Process to Develop Winning Defense Strategies (Inside the Minds)"

Educational Background:

  • University of Iowa, College of Business, Honors: Air Force ROTC Scholarship, Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Major: Finance, 1988

Comments

  • “Tim is one of the top DUI attorneys in Colorado. We refer clients in El Paso County to Tim on a regular basis and never once have we had a complaint. His legal mind is unmatched in Colorado.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Timothy R. Bussey

12 East Boulder Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-475-2555

Fax: 719-475-0046

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Last Updated: 11/28/2018

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