Timothy R. Bussey Officially Admitted to the Supreme Court Bar
We are incredibly excited and proud to announce that the founder of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., Timothy R. Bussey, has been admitted as an attorney and counselor to the Supreme Court of the United States. He was officially admitted into the Supreme Court bar on March 23rd, 2020, and we are thrilled about what this will mean for our firm in the future.
Mr. Bussey has been contacted numerous times by attorneys requesting his input concerning Supreme Court briefs. Further, his litigation of the Metro Forensic Crime Laboratory errors was referenced by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the case of Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 564 U.S. 647 (2011.) Justice Ginsberg referenced analyst errors concerning blood alcohol testing that Mr. Bussey had litigated in Colorado Bullcoming case.
Attorneys admitted to the bar are allowed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the highest court in our incredible country. Cases brought before the court are often required to have at least one attorney on the case that has been granted to the bar. Otherwise, the case may not be heard.
Being named an attorney and counselor to the Supreme Court is no easy feat. First, applicants are required to have practiced in the highest court of their state, commonwealth, or territory for a total of at least three years. In order to be allowed to practice in a state’s highest courts, attorneys must also be admitted to that court’s bar, which will often come with its own requirements, so it can be a lengthy and difficult process.
After those three years, the applicant attorney must then find two attorneys already admitted to the Supreme Court bar to sponsor the application. For the applicant to be considered, they must be “of good moral and professional character” according to rule 5.1 of admissions to the Supreme Court bar. Meaning that they cannot have faced disciplinary action for poor conduct at any point during their history as an attorney.
The process to becoming an attorney and counselor to the Supreme Court of the United States can be complicated, and often takes years and years of hard work and perseverance. But we at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. are no strangers to taking the more challenging path, especially not our founder Timothy Bussey. As a member of many prestigious groups, such as The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the recipient for several awards like a “Top 100” rating by The National Trial Lawyers Association and being named “Top Attorney in Colorado” by the Denver Post.
We are unbelievably proud of Mr. Bussey, and thrilled that he has been given such an honor. Though we are sure that this is hardly the last time that he will be making history.