Timothy R. Bussey
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Phone: (719) 475-2555
Fax: (719) 475-0046
Email: Email Me
Admitted to the bar in 1991, Timothy Bussey is an experienced Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer. During more than two decades in practice, Mr. Bussey has served in positions including prosecutor in El Paso and Teller Counties, active-duty Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force, and special assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado. Mr. Bussey's more than two decades practicing in different capacities within the field of law makes him highly effective in counseling the injured.
Why personal injury? Personal injury cases put the injured in a position of vulnerability, and in most cases the victim put all their trust in counsel's diligence and loyalty. Mr. Bussey takes pride in fulfilling that trust. This puts a lawyer's wits and dedication to a satisfying test.
Mr. Bussey has taken over 100 cases to trial before judges, juries and courts-martial. This is more than a statistic, since today's bar is loaded with attorneys who seem to avoid the courtroom at any cost. Granted, negotiating favorable dispositions is an important part of an injury lawyer's job. After all, Mr. Bussey has helped clients to settle more than a thousand cases without the cost and stress of a trial. But the mere opportunity to negotiate with the prosecutor is no substitute for a defense lawyer who is trial-ready. Defense counsel can smell the difference. Since 2007, Mr. Bussey has been rated by the American National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Colorado.
When case work becomes routine or repetitious, one response attorneys can take is to mechanize their practice or to perform half-heartedly. A much better response, and one that Mr. Bussey has chosen, is to use his experience as an opportunity for exploring new strategic ground. Now beginning his third decade of legal practice, Mr. Bussey has learned accident cases are not fought just one at a time. From year to year, there are hot-spots in different legal sub-fields and in different jurisdictions.
Mr. Bussey is a requested speaker at local and state Continuing Legal Education seminars and meetings. He is the lawyer other lawyers request when they need to learn innovative trial tactics and techniques. On a national level, Mr. Bussey spoke at the American Chemistry Society National Meeting in 2011.
As a result of Timothy Bussey's dedication to the practice of law, he has received an AV rating*, the highest peer review rating under Martindale Hubbell's Peer Review Rating process. The AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. An AV-rated attorney has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Mr. Bussey is nothing if not energetic. Despite the demands of a busy law practice, Mr. Bussey enjoys making time for his family and coaching his kids' junior basketball teams.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Colorado, 1994
- Illinois, 1991
- Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
- University of Iowa, College of Business, 1988
- Honors: Air Force ROTC Scholarship
- Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
- Major: Finance
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Colorado Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- Air Force, Second Lieutenant, 1988
- United States Air Force, Judge Advocate on Active Duty, 1991
- Peterson Air Force Base, Active Duty Judge Advocate, 1992
- Office of the Area Defense Counsel (ADC), Peterson Air Force Base, Area Defense Counsel, 1994 - 1995
- Office of the District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties), Deputy District Attorney
- Teller County Office, Cripple Creek, Colorado, Sole Deputy District Attorney