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Featured in "2016 Super Lawyers Magazine"

2016 Super Lawyers MagazineTimothy Bussey of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. has been fighting for his clients’ rights for nearly 25 years, amassing an extraordinary record of success representing Coloradoans accused of crimes and those wrongfully injured…A fierce advocate, Bussey mounts creative attacks designed to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients, whether through settlement or trial. His knowledge and experience is formidable: since 1991, Bussey has been an active duty air force judge advocate, a prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney and a plaintiff's attorney.


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Featured in "2017 Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs"

2017 Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs Tim Bussey has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Attorney since 2007. He is the nationally published co-author of "Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide DUI Cases," Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases," Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes," and "Trends in DUI Discover." His knowledge and skill has earned Mr. Bussey an AV rating, the highest peer review rating under Martindale Hubbell's peer Review Rating process, a rating that show a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. Mr. Bussey has been repeatedly listed on Colorado Super Lawyers and was again selected in 2015.

Mr. Bussey is also a requested speaker at state, national and international Continuing Legal Education seminars and meetings. He is a nationally published co-author of six books and spoke at the American Chemistry Society National Meeting in 2011.


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ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation

Colorado ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Timothy Bussey is the only attorney in Colorado with the ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation, a unique and exclusive title reserved for lawyers that complete an in-depth, hands-on series of classes in forensic science. As a graduate of the program, Mr. Bussey has the knowledge and experience to bring valid scientific evidence into the courtroom on behalf of his clients.

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Featured in "2015 Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs"

Criminal Defense Attorney Timothy Bussey was selected as one of Colorado Springs' Top Attorneys for the second year in a row by Colorado Springs Style magazine. Mr. Bussey was chosen as one of the best attorneys in the city in the field of DUI Law by his colleagues in the El Paso County Bar Association. Renowned for his groundbreaking work in trial tactics and techniques, Mr. Bussey recently garnered acclaim for exposing inaccuracies in the blood alcohol test rests provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Crime Laboratory. He made a similar discovery at the Colorado Springs Metro Forensic Laboratory that would become a key component in the U.S. Supreme Court's final decision in Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 131 S. Ct. 2705 in 2011.

Attorney Timothy Bussey has earned ongoing recognition throughout his 23 years as an attorney, receiving an AV rating under the Martindale Hubbell's peer Review Rating process, as well as a Top 100 Trial Attorney selection by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a frequently requested speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars at the state, national, and international level, and a nationally published co-author of six books.


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Featured Among Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs

Attorney Timothy Bussey Selected as One of the Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Style has selected criminal defense attorney Timothy Bussey for their “2014 Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs” list. Through a confidential peer-to-peer review, the publication created a list of the city's best lawyers via recommendations by local attorneys. Attorney Timothy Bussey was selected for the field of DUI Law based on votes from attorneys in all fields of practice and his more than 22 years of experience in criminal and DUI cases. Recommendations are combined with research to select only the best lawyers in the city.

Mr. Bussey is known for being a source for many lawyers seeking to learn innovative trial tactics and techniques. Colorado Springs Style also cited his recent work exposing problems with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Crime Laboratory's blood alcohol testing that led to unfair charges against countless Colorado residents. Timothy Bussey's continued success has also led to other recognitions, including being selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Attorneys list since 2007 and being repeatedly selected for inclusion by Colorado Super Lawyers.


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Top Attorney in Colorado

Mr. Bussey has been selected as a Top Attorney in Colorado by peer recognition for his professional achievements, as published in The Denver Post.



The National Trial Lawyers Association

Timothy Bussey has achieved membership into The National Trial Lawyers Association. The organization named him a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Colorado. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications.
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Rated by Super Lawyers®

Timothy Bussey has been selected for membership by Super Lawyers®. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
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Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell

Timothy Bussey has received an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a legal professional can attain for ethical standards and professional ability. Ratings include Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.
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Rated 10 Superb by Avvo

Timothy Bussey is rated "10 Superb" by Avvo, a professional organization that rates Lawyers based on Experience, Industry Recognition and Professional Conduct.
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The Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Timothy Bussey is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers have been granted membership.
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The Gazette's Best of the Springs

In 2016, The Colorado Springs Gazette presented The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. a bronze award for their outstanding legal contributions to the people of Colorado Springs and all of El Paso County.
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The National College for DUI Defense Sustaining Member

Timothy Bussey is a Sustaining Member and former State Delegate of the National College for DUI Defense, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar. Members represent the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in the country.
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The American Chemical Society

Timothy Bussey presented a detailed analysis of the Metro Crime Lab controversy to the American Chemical Society. During Mr. Bussey's presentation, he considered legal and scientific perspectives concerning the use of inaccurate blood samples to prosecute alleged driving under the influence (DUI) offenders in Colorado.
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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Timothy Bussey is a life member of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a preeminent organization and bar association whose mission is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of a crime.
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County and State Positions Held

Timothy Bussey has held positions in the Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties), as Deputy District Attorney. In addition, he is a former Teller County Office, Cripple Creek, Colorado, Sole Deputy District Attorney.
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United States Air Force

Timothy Bussey has served as Captain, Active Duty Judge Advocate and Area Defense Counsel for the United States Air Force.
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Requested International Speaker

Timothy Bussey is a requested speaker at local, state, national and international Continuing Legal Education seminars and meetings for innovative trial tactics. Some of his most recent speaking topics include "Challenging DUI Blood Tests", "Forensic Science & The Law", "Colorado state crime laboratory: What went wrong?" and "Forensic Chromatography III: Theory and Practice."
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Trial Skills University Faculty

Timothy Bussey is a Forensic Expert Trainer at Trial Skills University. He teaches cutting edge techniques to other attorneys along with providing the legal community with up to date webinars.
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DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Timothy Bussey is an appointed Colorado State Ambassador by the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, an organization that provides top-notch DUI legal training to lawyers across the country.
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Lead Counsel Rated

Timothy Bussey has achieved Lead Counsel Rated status by Lead Counsel for Professional Experience, Peer Recommendations and Spotless Record.
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National Published Author

Timothy Bussey is a national published author who has provided readers with proven legal strategies for success. In his books, Mr. Bussey analyzes how to interweave witness testimony to build an effective defense and offers necessary guidance for helping clients understand the key issues that arise during a DUI case.


Mr. Bussey is featured in "Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases: Leading Lawyers on Understanding DUI Cases, Developing a Thorough Defense, and Negotiating Settlements (Inside the Minds)." The book provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on handling a vehicular homicide or manslaughter case where a client was driving under the influence.
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Mr. Bussey is featured in "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)." The book provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for identifying and litigating Fourth Amendment violations in DUI cases.
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Mr. Bussey is featured in "Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, 2013 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Role of Witnesses in DUI Cases (Inside the Minds)." The book provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on communicating with scientific experts, law enforcement officers, and civilian witnesses when your client is accused of driving under the influence.
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Mr. Bussey is featured in "Trends in DUI Discovery, 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Developing Effective and Innovative Discovery Practices for DUI Cases (Inside the Minds)." The book provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on communicating with scientific experts, law enforcement officers, and civilian witnesses when your client is accused of driving under the influence.
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Mr. Bussey is featured in "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)." The book provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on the latest issues, developments, and cases involving discovery in driving under the influence cases. This book guides the reader through the discovery process and the types of evidence you encounter during these cases, including officer testimony and reports from field sobriety tests, and law enforcement dash-cam audio and video recordings.
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Certificates

Below, you may view all of Mr. Bussey's certificates and awards that he has achieved since becoming a Colorado criminal defense attorney.

Mr. Bussey's certifications include one to operate the Intoxilyzer 5000, as well as one to maintain the breath testing device. This device is comparable to the Intoxilyzer 500EN, which is used to prosecute breath cases in many states, including Colorado. Mr. Bussey also owns an Intoxilyzer 5000 device, which he keeps in his office.

In addition, Mr. Bussey has achieved Lead Counsel Rating in Drunk Driving Defense and Criminal Law - State Felony & Misdemeanor from the Lead Counsel Review Board.

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