About Arthur A. Busch
Many in Michigan and the Detroit area know Art Busch as the former prosecuting attorney for Genesee County from 1993-2005. What they may not realize is that he has 18 years experience a criminal defense lawyer, writing wills, powers of attorney and serving as a probate lawyer.
Art Busch was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He attended Flint Public Schools and graduated in 1972 from Flint Southwestern High School. He went on to obtain a BA and Masters Degree from Michigan State University. Mr. Busch attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School i Lansing, Michigan. His law school class was one of the most distinguished law classes in the schools history.
Mr. Busch has a long record of accomplishments and legal “firsts” over his 30 year career. As a defense lawyer and county prosecutor he has been responsible for over 40,000 felony cases and supervised in excess of 600 death investigations.
In 2003, Arthur Busch appeared and argued a murder case before the United States Supreme Court winning 9-0. It was the first time in the history of Genesee County that one of its criminal cases was heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court.
Much of his work today has been to prevent elder abuse. He handles cases on behalf of families who have elderly parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. who have been exploited or abused. He is now helping families protect their parents by obtaining a guardianship or conservatorship.
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer he can help people charged with a traffic ticket, DUI trucking violation, domestic violence, retail fraud, drugged driving, minor in possession MIP, drug cases such as marijuana, cocaine or prescription drug possession, criminal sexual conduct, CSC, embezzlement, computer crime and gun cases.
In closing, Art Busch can help you with high quality legal services at reasonable fees. We invite you to contact our firm to schedule time to talk about your legal problems or questions.
- Experience in criminal, constitutional, probate & elder law, employment and labor law.
- Appeared before the United States Supreme Court, winning a unanimous 9-0 decision.
- Supervised over 40,000 felony prosecutions.
- Participated in or supervised attorneys in more than 600 civil and criminal jury trials.
- First chair jury trial experience in both criminal and civil cases.
- Successfully managed complex criminal investigations (narcotics, homicide, environmental, health care fraud, financial crimes etc.) resulting in high profile prosecutions and convictions.
- Lobbied federal and state government agencies to support local crime fighting efforts, with positive results in obtaining several million dollars for locally funded pilot projects.
- Directed investigation and prosecution regarding an unusual school shooting drawing national and international media attention. The case involved the school shooting death of first grader Kayla Rolland by a six-year-old classmate.
- Appointed a case evaluator under MCR 2.404 by the Genesee County Circuit Court. Evaluate civil litigation disputes for the purpose of settlement.
- Appointed as a fact-finder by Michigan Employment Relations Commission. Successfully served as a neutral in several public sector labor disputes.
- Appointed as a Referee by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
Attorney 1982-1993 & 2005 – present
Private practice limited to Criminal Law, Employment and Labor Law, Probate & Elder Law.
Employment and labor law experience includes municipal and private sector arbitration, employment discrimination litigation, MERC disputes, labor contract negotiations, organizing drives, EEOC, and state civil rights matters.
Criminal law experience includes fraud, elder abuse, health care fraud, employee embezzelment, murder and traffic.
100 jury and non-jury trials as first chair attorney.
Interview clients to determine case merit and viability, executed terms, reviewed fees, and discussed case strategy directly with clients. Conducted discovery, including interrogatories, document requests, depositions, witness interviews, medical evaluations, and site inspections to prepare stronger case. Prepared, reviewed, and filed motions and petitions on client’s behalf. Met and conferr with opposing counsel, filed complaints, answered cross-complaints, negotiated and settled cases prior to litigation.
C.S. Mott Community College 1978-present
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice and Business Management
Faculty in Criminal Justice and Business Divisions of the College. Courses include Criminal Law and Procedure, Legal Problems in Corrections, Cyber Law & Computer Crime, Court Testimony & Documentation. Business Division assignments have included courses in Labor Relations, Principles of Management, and Small Business Management.
Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office
Prosecuting Attorney 1993 -2005
Chief Law Enforcement Official (county pop, 438,000) responsible all felony and state misdemeanor prosecutions. Lead trial attorney in high profile cases including homicide. Directed sensitive criminal investigations of violations of public trust, homicide, drug distribution, police misconduct, civil rights, and election law.
Supervised a staff of approximately 85, including 42 assistant prosecuting attorneys located at multiple locations. Responsible for the administration of a $7.5 million dollar budget. Duties included Employee Relations, Staffing, Public Relations, Labor Relations, Facilities Management, Network Systems Management, Training and Employee Development, Governmental Relations, Budgeting, Federal and State Grant Management.
Served as legal advisor to over 30 state and local police and administrative agencies. Coordinated initial investigations, trial preparation, and negotiations in highly complex criminal matters.
Maintained relationships with Federal and State agencies regarding legislation, interdepartmental relations, agreements, and grant activities.
Genesee County, Michigan
Genesee County Commissioner 1986-1993
Elected county official. Responsible for budgeting for the Genesee County government. The $200 million county budget with 1,000 employees.
Served as Vice-Chairman of the Board, Chair of Public Works Committee and Community and Economic Development Committees.
Projects: Bishop International Airport Authority. Genesee County acquired operational control of the airport. The takeover resulted in a new terminal and the airport was one of the fastest growing airports in America, a new $30 million jail, a $11 million courthouse.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School Lansing Michigan 1997-2001
Taught Law Practice Management course
Michigan State University, School of Business. East Lansing, MI 1979 – 1981
Faculty teaching Personnel Administration 310.
National Gypsum Company, Gibsonburg, Ohio 1977 – 1978
Personnel and Safety Supervisor
Responsible for plant level HR function at a limestone quarry and processing plant. Interviewed and hired employees, administered the employee disciplinary system, established training and educational programs, maintained reports for various state and federal agencies including the EEOC. Responsible for compliance reporting with the various OSHA, MSHA and Ohio Bureau of Mine regulations.
Juris Doctorate, 1982
T.M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Master of Labor and Industrial Relations, 1977
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, School of Labor and Industrial Relations,
Major: Employment Relations and Collective Bargaining
Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, 1976
Michigan State University, James Madison College, East Lansing, Michigan,
Graduated with Honors. Major: Social Science/Public Policy
Licensed – Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2003
Licensed, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1982
1982 Admitted to the practice of law State Bar of Michigan, 1982
Genesee County Bar Association, 1982 (Member Board of Directors)
Prosecutors Association of Michigan, 1993 (Former Member, Board of Directors)
National District Attorneys Association, 1993
Commissioner, Genesee Co Parks and Recreation Commission, 1988-1993
Commissioner, Genesee Co Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1988-1993
Chairman, Jobs Central Inc., 1989-1990
Board Member, Jobs Central Inc., 1987-1993
Board Member, Urban League of Greater Flint
Chairman, Automated Fingerprint System Board, 1993-2005
Board Member, National Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, 2001-2006
Board Member, Executive Board Mott College Education Association, 2000-2008
Delegate, Region 5, MEA, representing Mott Community College, 2000-2008
Board Member, Michigan Coalition for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
Chair, Genesee Co. Concealed Weapons Licensing Board 1993-2005
Member, Operations Board, Flint Area Narcotics Group (FANG) 1993-2005
AWARDS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Marquis Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Law
Genesee County Humane Society
Project Home Safe Foundation
Concerned Pastors for Social Action
Habitat for Humanity
Mothers Against Drunk Driving