J. Steven Bush

Steven Bush is a criminal defense attorney who offices in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been licensed in Texas since 1976 and has worked for the Texas Youth Council and the District Attorney’s office in Dallas. Since he left his position as an assistant district attorney Mr. Bush has practiced exclusively in the private sector. The experience he brings from his public service and many years of private practice help Mr. Bush to negotiate with the state and federal prosecutors for you.  He knows the ins and outs of how the state and federal government work when they prosecute you.


Mr. Bush is on the Criminal Justice Act panel for federal court appointments in Dallas and Fort Worth. He does trial, appellate work and federal writs. Mr. Bush is also a court-appointed attorney for cases in county criminal and district courts in Tarrant County. More than half of his cases are from being court-appointed and the rest are private individuals who hire him to represent them.

Mr. Bush currently belongs to the College of the State Bar of Texas, The National Trial Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas as a criminal justice act panel member.


Mr. Bush received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Texas System in Austin and he received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Awards and Speaking Engagements

Mr. Bush has received many awards from legal associations including being rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 by his peers at Martindale-Hubbell in 2015. Other awards include Top 100 Trail Lawyers from The National Trial Lawyers in 2014 and a Certificate of Appreciation form the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas in 2006.

Additionally, Mr. Bush gave a conference on Spanish Interpretation at Trial at the Spanish Interpreters Class at TCC.

Contact J. Steven Bush

When you have been accused of a crime or if you were arrested, contact J. Steven Bush for a 30-minute free consultation. Even if you are incarcerated, you or a family member may contact him to set up a consultation and Mr. Bush will meet with you in jail. When you call, let Mr. Bush know what your bail is or if bail has not been set, and what the charges are against you. Once you meet Mr. Bush, you’ll be able to go into detail about the accusations against you.


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