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The Honorable Don D. Bush

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  • Appointed United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division (2003)
  • Former Managing Partner at Bush, Craddock & Reneker (1993-2003)
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Briefing Attorney for Honorable Price Daniel, Sr., Texas Supreme Court (1976-1977)
  • Visiting Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Director of Trial Advocacy Program, fall semesters 2004 to present

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar, 1976
Oklahoma State Bar, 2001
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1980
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1982
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1984
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1985

Southern Methodist University (J.D. and LL.M.)
Indiana University (B.A.)
Honor Graduate Defense Language Institute (Korean)

"Rule 169: An Overview," 44 Texas Bar Journal 1049 (1981)
"Piercing the Homestead, The Trial of an Excess Value Case," 34 Baylor Law Review 387 (1982)
"Limitation on Voir Dire in Civil Cases," 45 Texas Bar Journal 1043 (1982)
"Anatomy of a Trial of a Warranty Case," 15 St. Mary's Law Journal 57 (1983)
"Common Objections to the Form of Questions," 47 Texas Bar Journal 8 (1984)
"Hearsay Under the Texas Rules of Evidence," 37 Baylor Law Review 945 (1985)
"Annual Survey: Conflict of Laws," 41 Southwest Law Journal 383 (1988)

Military Service
Captain, U.S. Army, 1968-1972

Professional Associations and Memberships
Former 5th Circuit Representative, Federal Magistrate Judge Association Board of Directors
Former Articles Editor, Federal Courts Law Review
Former Member American Board of Trial Advocates