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ROBERT L. BUSH

James W. Rudnicki

Robert L. Russell Bush began practicing law in Arlington, Texas in 1975 and is founder and President of Bush Rudnicki Shelton, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, residential and commercial construction, title insurance, and litigation relating to these areas, including residential construction liability, deceptive trade practices and business torts. Since 1978, a large percentage of Mr. Bush’s practice has involved residential construction litigation and arbitration, in which he has represented contractors, builders, developers and warranty companies. Mr. Bush was actively involved in the passage of the Residential Construction Liability Act (Texas Property Code 27.001 et. seq.) in 1989 and all subsequent amendments to that statute. In 2002 and 2003, Mr. Bush served on the Building Standards Task Force of the Texas Association of Builders and was involved with the drafting and passage of HB 730, the Texas Residential Construction Commission Act. Mr. Bush has been a speaker for many seminars and conventions, including the NAHB International Builders Show, Texas Sunbelt Builders Show, State Bar of Texas, National Business Institute, Texas Institute for Continuing Legal Education and Tarrant County Bar Association. Mr. Bush is former general counsel to the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas and the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association and has been an instructor of the Construction Contracts & Law Course for both of those Associations.

Admitted: 1975, Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit

Robert L. Bush's professional activities are extensive and they include:

  • 2008 Speaker, State Bar of Texas 19th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course
  • 2008 Speaker, State Bar of Texas Residential Real Estate Construction Law Course
  • 2007 Speaker, Texas Association of Builders, Sunbelt Builders Show
  • 2007 Chairman of Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Residential Real Estate Construction Law Course
  • 2006 Associate Member of the Year, Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas
  • 2006 Speaker, State Bar of Texas Residential Real Estate Construction Law Course
  • 2005-Present Texas Association of Builders, Contracts Committee
  • 2005 Speaker, University of Texas School of Law, “Residential Development and Construction Law Course”
  • 2001-2007 Speaker, Texas Association of Builders, Sunbelt Builders Show
  • 2004 Speaker, State Bar of Texas, “The New Residential Real Estate Construction Law Rules”
  • 2002-2004 Speaker, NAHB International Builders Show
  • 2003 Texas Association of Builders Attorney of the Year Award
  • 2003 Speaker, State Bar of Texas Construction Law and Consumer Law Sections, “HB730, The Brave New World of Residential Construction Litigation”
  • 2003 Speaker, Comprehensive Consumer Law Seminar for State Bar of Texas, “The New Texas Residential Construction Commission Act”
  • 2001 Speaker, Advanced Real Estate Law Course for State Bar of Texas
  • 2001 Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar, “Texas Real Estate Law: Problems and Solutions”
  • 1999 Speaker, Second Annual Construction Defect Summit hosted by Great American Insurance Companies
  • 1998-Present Charter Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • 1997 Instructor, “Home Warranty/Construction Cases” for the Fourth Annual Blackstone Seminar sponsored by the Tarrant County Bar Association
  • 1996-2001 Member, State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge - Business, Consumer & Employment Committee
  • 1995-Present Instructor, Construction Contracts & Law Course for Builder Associations
  • 1989-Present Involved in passage of and subsequent amendments to the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act and passage of the Texas Residential Construction Commission Act
  • 1994-Present Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • 1982-1986 Delegate, District 7A State Bar Grievance Committee
  • 1980-1981 Instructor, Texas State Bar Practice Skills Course

Robert L. Bush's publications are extensive and they include:

  • 2008 Co-Author, “New Home Contracts for Residential Construction: Point/Counterpoint,” Presentation to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course
  • 2008 Co-Author, “Drafting Issues in Residential Construction Contracts,” Presentation to the State Bar of Texas Residential Real Estate Construction Law Course
  • 2005 “Residential Construction Contracts After HB 730,” Presentation for The University of Texas School of Law Residential Development and Construction Law Course
  • 2004 “The Why, What and When of the New Texas Residential Construction Commission Act,” Presentation to the State Bar of Texas New Residential Real Estate Construction Law Rules Seminar
  • 2002 “Implied Warranties on New Homes in Texas-The Impact of Centex Homes v.Buecher,” Texas Builder Magazine(November/December 2002)
  • 2001 “Understanding the Texas Residential Construction Liability Act,” Texas Builder Magazine (November/December 2001)
  • 2001 “Residential Construction Litigation in Texas,” Presentation to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Law Course (Dallas and Houston)
  • 1999 “New RCLA Changes-Effective on September 1, 1999,” Texas Building Trends (July/August 1999)
  • 1994 “RCLA: The Builder’s Best Defense,” Texas Builder Magazine (April/May 1994)

Robert L. Bush’s memberships are extensive and include:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • Texas Association of Builders
  • Greater Fort Worth Builders Association
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas
  • Home Builders Association Greater Austin

Robert L Bush's education includes:

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D., 1975

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
B.A., 1972

Mediation Training

Mr. Bush is trained and qualified as a mediator pursuant to Section 154.052, Texas Civil Practices & Remedies Code

To contact Mr. Bush, click here james@brstexas.com