John W. Busch

Of Counsel

John Busch is a trial attorney with extensive experience representing clients in complex civil litigation. He regularly handles a diversity of cases involving energy, construction, catastrophic personal injury, and products liability. John has experience representing a variety of clients including design professionals, general contractors, and subcontractors in construction and design defect litigation. Additionally, John has successfully defended corporations involved in catastrophic personal injury across the State of Texas.

John strives to give back to his legal community, and the community at large, through service. John represented and served as a Director for Houston, District 6, on the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors from 2018-2020. There he developed and coordinated service activities and continuing legal education for lawyers and the community. John is also a Member of the Houston Bar Association, where he serves as an Officer in the Litigation Section, which provides continuing legal education and support for the litigation bar. John was also selected as a Houston Young Lawyers Foundation- Fellow in 2015, the charitable arm of the Houston Young Lawyers Association.

John spends his time outside the office with his wife and his daughter. He enjoys traveling, reading, and supporting his Texas Aggies.

HONORS

  • “Texas Rising Star”, Thomson Reuters, 2021, 2022, and 2023

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully argued for and obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims of premises liability involving an electrocution matter in Travis County, resulting in a favorable resolution for client.
  • Successfully argued for and obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims of premises liability involving a workplace injury in Travis County.
  • Successfully argued for and obtained dismissal with prejudice via Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Chapter 150.002 in Harris County, Texas.
  • Drafted and successfully sought dismissal of a putative class action filed in Texas federal district court regarding a cyber security incident on grounds of Article III injury were not sufficiently alleged. This case was cited as a case of “first impression” in the Fifth Circuit. See Peters v. St. Joseph Services Corp., 74 F. Supp. 3d 847, 849 (S.D. Tex. 2015).

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas
  • S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Marcia Crone, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2012)

EDUCATION

  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2014
    • Baylor Law Review- Promoted to Articles Editor
    • Baylor Law- Order of the Barristers
  • Texas A&M University, Business Honors Degree, 2011
    • Elected Junior and Senior Yell Leader
    • Mascot Corporal- handler for Mascot of Texas A&M University- Reveille
    • Selected as a member of the Ross Volunteer Company
    • Fish Drill Team- National Championship Drill Team 2009
Telephone: 713.951.4239
Fax: 713.951.4139
jbusch@hartlinebarger.com
1980 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77056

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    Baylor University, J.D. 2014
    Baylor Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Baylor Mock Trial Team
    • Order of the Barristers

    Texas A&M University, B.B.A. Business Honors and Management (cum laude), 2011
    • Elected Junior and Senior Yell Leader
    • Selected as Mascot Corporal for Reveille, Texas A&M University Mascot •Selected as Ross Volunteer Company
    • Fish Drill Team - National Championship Drill Team 2009

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Honors & Awards
    • "Texas Rising Star", Super Lawyers® by Thompson Reuters (2021, 2022, and 2023)

Papers & Presentations

Best Practices for Allocating Risk Among the Design Team | The Hartford Insights

“Should I Stay or Should I Go? A Practitioner’s Guide to the Fifth Circuit’s Specific and Unequivocal Retention Standard Under Bankruptcy Code 11 U.S.C. § 1123” Baylor L. Rev. (2014)

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Marcia Crone, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2012)