or three decades attorney Arthur A. Busch has been one of the most familiar lawyers in the homes of Mid-Michigan residents. Because of his success and handling of high profile cases. Mr. Busch has been featured on local, national and international television news and news magazines such as CBS 60 Minutes, 20/20, Good Morning America, NBC Today Show, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, European Sky Link and many others featuring his work as a lawyer.
Art Busch’s legal work has been featured in print media such as the Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Washington Post, New Yorker Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Flint Journal as well as hundreds of newspapers across America.
This page will from time to time sample some of that body of work.
This is a moving tribute to 6-year old Kayla Rolland who died too young. Mr. Busch has dedicated much of his career as a political leader and lawyer to make sure that no parent has to be called to a school in America to be told his little girl has been murdered. May we always remember that law, justice and public policy must first protect the most vulnerable among us.
Arthur Busch assisted Flint Filmmaker Michael Moore to get the story out about gun violence in America. Mr. Busch personally appeared in the Academy Award winning documentary Bowling for Columbine. The video above is the movie trailer for the movie Bowling for Columbine which continues to be shown world wide and is a testament to the desire of the American people to take measures to end the carnage caused by guns in our society especially in the schools of our nation.
In 2000 while prosecuting attorney Mr. Busch was confronted with a horrific and shocking incident of school violence at Buell Elementary School in Mt. Morris Michigan. A 6 year old girl was shot in her first grade classroom by another first grade student. The incident brought world-wide attention to the Flint area. Mr. Busch’s handling of the case brought praise for his dignified and confident handling of the matter. Eventually charged and convicted those responsible for making it possible for a six year old first grader to get a loaded hand gun and kill a precious school girl.
The film Bowling for Columbine had a very large impact on the debate over whether assault rifles and high capacity guns should be banned in America. Ultimately the Congress voted to ban such weapons. Mr. Busch has been an vocal advocate for victims of gun violence and sensible reform of our nations’ gun laws. In 2003 he volunteered to helped organizers with the Million Mom March in Washington, D.C. in 2003 which drew over a million people to urge Congress to act in reforming laws relating to high capacity firearms used in school massacres like those in Colorado. at Columbine High.
Genesee prosecutor enjoys teaching position at Mott CC
This article appeared in the Michigan Education Association Magazine., 2003.
Working with students brings enormous satisfaction to Arthur Busch, who says the rewards he receives teaching are worth more than any paycheck
FLINT–Arthur Busch shares two loves in his professional life–his elected position as Genesee County prosecutor he’s held since 1993 and his position as a part-time faculty member at Mott Community College in Flint.
“I can’t believe I get paid to teach,” Busch said. “I get so much satisfaction from teaching at Mott. It’s good for me to spend time in the classroom. Most of my days as prosecutor are spent with folks in unhappy circumstances.
“Being in the classroom invigorates me. I get back much more than I’m able to give in the process.”
Teaching isn’t new for Busch. He’s been a part-time faculty member at Mott since 1978, long before he became an attorney.
Earning a bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a master’s in labor and industrial relations from MSU, and working as a personnel and safety supervisor in the private sector, Busch taught management and labor relations classes at Mott.
The Flint native later earned a degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing and represented labor unions in private practice before his election as Genesee County prosecutor in November of 1992.
Busch, who has taught at Mott for parts of four decades, enjoys helping students.
“I can tell you without equivocation that these students are so bright and full of energy and that many of them have overcome obstacles just to be here,” he said. “It’s a privilege for me to be able to work with them.”
Busch says students in his criminal law and justice classes are fascinated to discuss real-life cases that the Genesee prosecutor’s office has handled.
“We certainly have ample room to talk about a case that has just concluded and relate law theory to what students have read in their textbooks,” he said.
Teaching at Mott gives Busch the opportunity to help shape students’ futures.
“These students are full of hopes and dreams and positive about their futures,” he said. “The rewards I receive back from the students are worth more than any paycheck.”