Personal Injury Lawyer
Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Pasadena, Baytown, and Accident Attorney
Don Bush - Attorney at Law
Born: 11/3/49 Beaumont, TX
Raised: Beaumont, TX
High School: French (Beaumont, TX) 1968
College B.S.: Tarleton State (Stephenville, TX) 1972
Law School J.D.: Baylor University (Waco,TX) 1976
Licensed by Texas Bar: 1976
Admitted to Practice in All Texas Courts
Admitted to Practice in Federal Courts of:
U.S. District Courts for the:
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits
Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1982-Present)
Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1989-Present)
AA White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center May, 2003
State Bar of Texas
Texas Trial Lawyers of America
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Jefferson County Bar Association
Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association
For the first 18 years of his life, Don's home was a small 2-bedroom, 1-bath frame house in the north end of Beaumont, Texas. His father, Walter R. Bush, worked shift work as an operator at the Mobil Oil refinery for 30 years and was very active in the union and in Democratic politics. His mother, Leota Bush, was a full time homemaker who also worked part-time to supplement the family income. Honesty, integrity and work ethic were taught and modeled in the home.
During his junior high and high school years, Don devoted much of his time to sports, fishing and hunting. The classroom and leadership in student government activities consumed almost all his remaining time. He graduated from the former French High School.
Instead of pursuing a football scholarship at a smaller college or junior college, Don chose to go to Texas A&M to earn a chance to play in the Southwest Conference. At the conclusion of his freshman year, he was offered a scholarship by then head coach Gene Stallings. Instead of playing for the Aggies, he chose to follow an A&M assistant coach to Tarleton State University where he competed in the Lone Star Conference against players like Harvey Martin and Dwight White. While at TSU, Don met his wife, Nancy Weatherby Bush, and got his undergraduate degree in preparation for career as a high school teacher and coach.
He paid his college expenses by working as a laborer for one summer in Beaumont and as a door-to-door Bible book salesman for four summers in Illinois, North Carolina, Kentucky and Virginia.
After earning his law degree from Baylor University, Don returned to his hometown to practice law. He has continuously practiced personal injury trial law for the past 20 years in Texas and in various states throughout the country. Don believes that thorough preparation and attention to detail are essential to good results in settlement or trial.
Don is experienced in handling diverse maritime, oil field, railroad crossing, offshore, industrial work place and car accident cases. Don's railroad crossing death case in Orange County in the early 80's helped provide motivation for the construction of an overpass at Highway 62 which insured that no further wrongful deaths or serious personal injuries would occur from that crossing.