Anna Markley Bush

Top rated Family Law attorney in Barrington, Illinois

Bush & Brady, LLC
Anna Markley Bush
Bush & Brady, LLC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1977

Education: Valparaiso University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
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Bush & Brady, LLC

1300 S. Grove Ave.
Suite 104A
Barrington, IL 60010 Visit website


A family law attorney at Bush & Brady, LLC, Anna Markley Bush represents clients in Barrington, Illinois, and the surrounding Chicago metropolitan area. With a commitment to creative, straight-forward, fair solutions to all types of legal situations families face, she also offers alternative dispute resolution options. Her practice encompasses the following matters: spousal support, property division, prenuptial agreements, paternity, modification and enforcement, mediation, legal separation, high asset divorce, divorce, collaborative divorce, child support, child removal, child custody and visitation, and adoption.

Ms. Bush graduated with honors from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Arts in government.  She then attended and graduated from  Valparaiso University School of Law with her Juris Doctor. She is now admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Avvo has given Ms. Bush a “Superb” rating in family law, divorce and elder law, and the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce gave her the League of Women Voters Award for many consecutive years. The Barrington Area Council on Aging gave her the Lifetime Achievement Award, and she has been honored as a leading attorney by many other attorneys in her field.

Founding member and Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Ms. Bush is also co-chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. She is a Cook County Child’s Representative and is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Lilac Tree Referral Service.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Arbitration, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 70% Family Law
  • 30% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1977, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2009 – Present
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2003 – Present
  • Barrington Village Association, Board of Directors, 2002 – Present
  • Barrington Community Concert Band, Member, 1984 – Present
  • District 220 Volunteer Bureau, Board of Directors, 1992 – 2004
  • Barrington Area Development Council, Board of Directors, 2001 – Present
  • Barrington Area Council on Aging, President, 1996 – 1998
  • Hough Street School PTO, President, 1994 – 1996
  • Barrington United Methodist Church, Member, 1979 – Present
  • Barrington High School PTO, Board Member, 1996 – 2000
  • Village of Barrington, Plan Commission Member, 1985 – 1987
  • Village of Barrington, Plan Commission Member, Vice-chairperson, Chairperson, 1993 – Present
  • Village of Barrington, Trustee, 1987 – 1991
  • Director and Former Treasurer, 2002 – Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Co-chair, Matrimonial Law Committee, 2004 – Present
  • Buehler YMCA Board of Directors, Director, 2006 – Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member, 1999 – Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Fellow, Founding Member, Former
  • Cook County Child’s Representative
  • Lilac Tree Referral Service, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1977
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois, 1977
  • Illinois, 1977
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements, Northwest Suburban Bar Assn., January 23, 2003
  • Divorce Boot Camp, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, February, 2007, 2008, 2010, & 2011
  • Forms and Pleadings for the New Practitioner, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, May 9, 2006
  • Understanding the New Child Representative Law, Northwest Suburban Bar Assn., January 25, 2006
  • Divorce Boot Camp, Forms & Pleadings, IICLE, 2007, 2008, 2010, & , 2011
  • Instructor, Financial Management for Women, and Entrepreneurship as well as Women, Divorce and the Law, Harper College, Women’s Program, 1980 – 2003
  • “PMS: A Startling New Consideration in Matrimonial Cases”, Northwest Suburban Bar Journal, 1983
  • Forms and Pleadings for the New Practitioner, IICLE, 2006, 2008, 2010, &, 2011
  • “Starting Your Own Business”, WARNER-AMEX CABLE, 1982
  • “Divorce Issue For Women”, AURORA CABLE, 1989
  • “Motherhood and the Law”, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Journal, 1987
  • “Women Entrepreneurs”, COX CABLE, 1983
  • “Mothers Without Custody”, WBBM- TV, 1985
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000 – 2005, Barrington Area Council on Aging
  • , Illinois Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2016
  • Law and Leading Attorneys, Peer Award, 1995 – Present, Other Attorneys with Matrimonial Law Practices
  • Outstanding Barrington Women Award,1995 – Present, League of Women Voters
  • , Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014
Educational Background:
  • Valparaiso University, B.A., With Honors, Dean’s List (Multiple Semesters), Government, Minor: Psychology, 1971

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

“Anna Bush is practical, wise and direct.”

“She is a fair and strong GAL, respected by opposing counsel, and has excellent knowledge of the law.”

“Anna Bush is a strong and practical attorney. She has a v very straight-forward style that offers emotionally charged clients a strong presence in the courtroom.”

“Highly regarded for her intellect, problem solving ability and communication skills.”

Office location for Anna Markley Bush

1300 S. Grove Ave.
Suite 104A
Barrington, IL 60010

Phone: 847-718-8723


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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