The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
Timothy R. Bussey

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.

Call Attorney(719) 475-2555
12 E Boulder St, Colorado Springs , CO 80903

Background and Experience

Admitted to the bar in 1991, Timothy Bussey is an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer. During more than two decades in practice, Mr. Bussey has served in positions including prosecutor in El Paso and Teller Counties, active-duty Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force, and special assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado. Mr. Bussey's more than two decades practicing in different capacities within the field of criminal law makes him highly effective in what has ultimately become his chosen mission: counseling the accused.
Why has Mr. Bussey chosen criminal defense? Criminal charges put the accused in a position of vulnerability, and in most cases the person charged has little choice but to put trust in defense counsel's diligence and loyalty. Mr. Bussey takes pride in fulfilling that trust. Likewise, criminal defendants often find the deck is stacked against them. This puts a lawyer's wits and dedication to a satisfying test.
Mr. Bussey has taken over 100 cases to trial before judges, juries and courts-martial. This is more than a statistic, since today's defense bar is loaded with attorneys who seem to avoid the courtroom at any cost. Granted, negotiating favorable dispositions is an important part of a defense lawyer's job. After all, Mr. Bussey has helped clients to settle more than a thousand cases without the cost and stress of a trial. But the mere opportunity to negotiate with the prosecutor is no substitute for a defense lawyer who is trial-ready. A prosecutor can smell the difference. Since 2007 Mr. Bussey has been rated by the American National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Colorado.
When case work becomes routine or repetitious, one response attorneys can take is to mechanize their practice or to perform half-heartedly. A much better response, and one that Mr. Bussey has chosen, is to use his experience as an opportunity for exploring new strategic ground. Now beginning his third decade of legal practice, Mr. Bussey has learned criminal cases are not fought just one at a time. From year to year there are hot-spots in different legal sub-fields and in different jurisdictions. A recent example was a growing conflict between the right of the accused to cross-examine witnesses and the government's desire to push DUI cases through the system as quickly as possible. When resolving these competing interests in Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 564 U.S. ____ (2011), the United States Supreme Court held in favor of the accused. In supporting its decision, the Supreme Court took recourse in an investigation of unreliable forensic practices in Colorado Springs. Mr. Bussey was at the forefront of the effort to bring those unreliable practices to light. This result was obtained through a sustained campaign of activism and diligent practice.
Mr. Bussey is a requested speaker at local and state Continuing Legal Education seminars and meetings. He is the lawyer other lawyers request when they need to learn innovative trial tactics and techniques. On a national level, Mr. Bussey spoke at the American Chemistry Society National Meeting in 2011. Mr. Bussey is also the nationally published co-author of “Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide cases.”
As a result of Timothy Bussey's dedication to the practice of criminal defense law, he has received an AV rating, the highest peer review rating under Martindale Hubbell's Peer Review Rating process. The AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. An AV-rated attorney has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Mr. Bussey is nothing if not energetic. Despite the demands of a busy law practice, Mr. Bussey enjoys making time for his family and coaching his kids' junior basketball teams. Contact a Colorado Springs DUI lawyer today.

Colorado, 1994
Illinois, 1991
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
University of Iowa, College of Business, 1988 Honors: Air Force ROTC Scholarship Honors: Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Major: Finance
Super Lawyer
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
Air Force Commendation Medal For Meritorious Service, United States Air Force
ROTC Scholarship, United States Air Force
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) - Faculty Member
National College for DUI Defense Attorneys - Former State Delegate (term limited)
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) - Life Member
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
El Paso County Defense Bar
American Chemical Society
The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.

Timothy R. Bussey
12 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 475-2555

Listing last updated: July 10, 2017 at 10:32 am
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