Kevin Bush

Vice Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, West Region

San Diego

(619) 685-1716

(619) 234-7831

Kevin D. Bush is the vice chair of the West Region of the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department. Kevin has handled a multitude of subrogation cases in California and Arizona involving fire losses, flood losses, product liability cases, construction defect cases, inverse condemnation cases, interstate transit  cases and maritime cases.  Kevin has also handled multiple claimant catastrophic loss cases, including losses involving wildfires, gas explosions, earthquakes  and floods that have resulted in recoveries in excess of $177,000,000.  Kevin practices in State and Federal Courts in Arizona and California.

Kevin has twice received the Wiley W. Manual Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California for his volunteer work at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program. The Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services was created by the State Bar to honor individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to pro bono services. Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Westmont College in 1981. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, at the University of San Diego in 1985 where he was a member of the University of San Diego Law Review from 1983-1985.



More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Cozen O’Connor Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

April 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 61 attorneys and 8 paralegals have been named to the firm’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll.


San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Fire [Alert]

May 27, 2020

Howard Maycon and Kevin Bush discuss the May 23, 2020, fire that erupted on Pier 45 on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California.

Update on California Fires [Alert]

November 12, 2018

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, David Brisco, Phil Berens, Tom Regan and Peter Lynch provide an update on the Woolsey, Hill, and Camp fires in California.

Ten Questions to Ask in Subrogation Cases Involving Leases, Rental Agreements and Other Contracts [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 08, 2014

For many years sage advice from legal counsel, consumer advocates, and friends has been to “get it in writing.” In subrogation cases, what is “in writing” can have a substantial effect on the viability of recovery. In many subrogation cases, the recovery specialist is confronted with one or more...

Arizona Adopts Federal Daubert Standard for Admissibility of Expert Testimony [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

August 20, 2012

Over the last few years, the Arizona legislature and Arizona courts have been dealing with the implementation of Federal “Daubert” standards for the admissibility of expert testimony in Arizona state courts. After initial legislative action was held unconstitutional, the Arizona Supreme...

Washoe Drive Wildfire [Subrogation and Recovery Alert]

January 23, 2012

Washoe Drive Wildfire - Subrogation and Recovery Alert -

Recovering from Construction Defect Claims [Property Casualty 360]

July 01, 2011

Recovering from Construction Defect Claims - Property Casualty 360 - In the past 10 years, more than 25 states have enacted specific builder-friendly construction defect notice and resolution statutes that may affect subrogation claims.

Arizona Wildfires 2011: Is There Recovery? [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

June 21, 2011

Arizona Wildfires 2011: Is There Recovery? - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - Cozen O'Connor, like all of you, is carefully following the seemingly ceaseless series of wildfires that have been plaguing the U.S. this year. We offer the attached summary of presently known information concerning the circumstances surrounding the causes of the recent wildfires in Arizona. Our Wildfire Subrogation Task Force members will continue to analyze and gather intelligence regarding these and other wildfire losses, and will keep you apprised of developments.

Wildfire Losses: Igniting a Recovery Claim [Claims Advisor]

October 11, 2010

Wildfire Losses: Igniting a Recovery Claim - Claims Advisor - Your BlackBerry beeps, revealing a series of new loss assignments. It must be fire season—again. So far in 2010, California has seen a multitude of wildfires (Crown, West, Bull, etc). Colorado also experienced devastating property loss from late summer blazes, and other states—albeit with fewer headlines—fell victim to widespread forest fires and the resulting economic losses. For insurance professionals, wildfire claims can

2007 Southern California Wildfires [Subrogation and Recovery Alert!]

November 01, 2007

2007 Southern California Wildfires - Subrogation and Recovery Alert! - 5 pgs total. Wildfires have raced across Southern California, fanned by ferocious Santa Ana wind conditions resulting in losses covering seven counties. In an effort to evaluate recovery opportunities, Cozen O’Connor is coordinating with investigators and various local and state fire authorities, as well as continuing to monitor all news reports and investigations regarding these fires.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 Denver Subrogation Seminar

June 27, 2019 - Denver, Colorado

2015 California Learn & Burn

September 10, 2015 - Costa Mesa, CA

2013 Omaha Insurance Litigation Seminar

June 18, 2013 - Omaha, NE

Industry Sectors


  • University of San Diego, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985
  • Westmont College, B.A., cum laude, 1981

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2020-2021

  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court -- Arizona
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association