Julie J. Busch

Julie J. Busch: Attorney with Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • Associate at Johnson & Bell, Ltd. (103 Attorneys)
  • 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60603-5404
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Biography

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.

Community Involvement

•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

Presentations & Publications

•Co-Presenter, Technology That is Literally on (and Sometimes in) Hand and It’s Use in Litigation, presented at ALFA International Transportation and Hospitality & Retail Regional Seminar in Denver, CO on January 24, 2019.
•Co-Presenter, Current Trend of Plaintiffs to Expand Broker Liability Under MAP-21, presented at ALFA International Transportation Seminar in Chicago, IL on June 6, 2018.
•Panel member, “Antithetical Antics: New and Unusual Tactics From the Plaintiff’s Bar,” presented at ALFA International Transportation Seminar in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on May 2-4, 2018.
•Co-Presenter, Disability: How to Use it to Your Advantage in Litigation
•Co-Presenter, When Your Over-the-Road Operator Takes a Hit, Who Carries the Freight? Presented at ALFA International Transportation Seminar in St. Louis, February 17, 2017. Presentation covered accident scenarios involving owner/operators versus company drivers and where does liability fall in each instance.
•Author, Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims, In Transit, Fall Edition. Publication Pending.
•Featured Presenter, Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims, presented at the Trucking Industry Defense Association’s Webinar on September 21, 2016.
•Author, Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims, presented at the American Trucking Associations 2016 Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsel. Bellevue, Washington on July 17-20, 2016.
•Co-Author, “Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims,” discussing the current status of the ACA and how it can be currently used to successfully reduce future medical claims. Presented at ALFA International Transportation Seminar. Key Biscayne, FL on May 4-6, 2016.
•Co-Author and Editor, “2016 ALFA Transportation Compendium for Illinois,” covering Illinois and discussing changes in the 2014 Bracher Survey topics regarding transportation litigation in Illinois. Presented at ALFA International 2016 Transportation Seminar. Key Biscayne, Florida on May 4-6, 2016.
•Co-Author “Corporate Counsel, Risk Manager, Safety and Claims Professional Roundtable: A Unique Insiders’ Perspective on Litigation Management, Cost Control Initiatives, Policy Issues, and More,” presented at ACI’s 6th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. Chicago, Illinois on March 30-31, 2016.
•Author “The Affordable Health Care Act as a Mitigation Tool” presented at ACI’s 5th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. Chicago, Illinois March 24-25, 2015.
•Author, Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims, DRI Medlaw Update, March 7, 2016.
•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.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • General Negligence
  • Retail
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(312) 984-0258  Phone
johnsonandbell.com
University Attended:
Ohio State University, B.S.B.A.
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
2013
Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 2013, Illinois
Memberships:

Affiliations

•American Bar Association: TIPS Section

•Chicago Bar Association

•Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law: member, associate delegate for Johnson & Bell, and Co-Chair of the Associate Committee

•Trucking Industry Defense Association

ISLN:
922620393

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