Julie J. Busch concentrates her practice in general negligence, as well as transportation and retail litigation. She has assisted with all aspects of litigation, mediation, settlement, and jury trials for large, complex disputes in transportation litigation, complex brain injury, and retail litigation. Her clients include transportation companies, refuse and recycling companies, food companies and retailers.
Ms. Busch is a frequent presenter at local and regional conferences. In tandem with other Johnson & Bell attorneys, she has discussed a range of topics, including using the Affordable Care Act to mitigate future medical claims, responding to catastrophic vehicle accidents, and accident reconstruction technologies and their effectiveness at trial.
Ms. Busch is co-chair of the Associates Committee for the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law. She also is a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Trucking Industry Defense Association. In her spare time, Ms. Busch serves on the Children's Research Fund Junior Board, which supports the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Presentations & Publications
•Author, Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims, DRI Medlaw Update, March 7, 2016.
•Co-Author and Editor, 2016 ALFA Transportation Compendium for Illinois.
•Featured Presenter, Affordable Care Act: Using the ACA to Mitigate Future Medical Claims, 2015 Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society's (CHRMS) Law Day. Chicago, Illinois, November 13, 2015.
•Co-Author, “2015 ALFA Transportation Compendium Article, ” covering update to date topics in transportation including significant trucking verdicts in Illinois, admissibility of billed versus paid medical bills, and venue changes for juries in the state of Illinois presented at 2015 ALFA Transportation Practice Group Seminar. Cornado, California on April 29-30, 2015.
•Co-Author of presentation entitled, “Responding to the Critical Vehicle Accident, ” discussing pertinent factors and issues regarding catastrophic accidents presented at ACI's 4th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. Chicago, Illinois on March 31-April 1, 2014.
•Co-Author, New MCLE Rules Changes Effective 2011, for the ISBA in conjunction with the Deputy State's Attorney
•Co-Author of presentation entitled, “ECMs and Accident Reconstruction: The Digital Witness, ” discussing hindsight bias of the use of simulation at trials presented at ALFA International 2014 Transportation Seminar. Coral Gables, Florida on April 23-25, 2014.
•Co-Author, “2014 ALFA Transportation Compendium Article, ” covering Illinois and discussing changes in the 2012 Bracher Survey topics regarding transportation litigation in Illinois. Presented at ALFA International 2014 Transportation Seminar. Coral Gables, Florida on April 23-25, 2014.
•Co-Author of presentation entitled, “The Affordable Health Care as a Mitigation Tool, ” discussing the Affordable Health Care Act and how it can be applied to help defense attorneys for personal injury matters presented at ACI's 5th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. Chicago, Illinois on March 24-25, 2015.
•Volunteer for Tutoring Chicago
•Board Member for the Children's Research Fund Junior Board for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago