Kevin Bush

Vice Chair, Subrogation & Recovery, West Region

San Diego

(619) 685-1716

(619) 234-7831

Recent Publication:

California Wildfire Alert - Mill Fire and Fairview Fire [Alert]

Over the course of the weekend, California incurred a number of wildfires. Some were attributed to natural causes, however, the Mill Fire and Fairview Fire appear to have been caused by human activity and we are actively investigating both fires for recovery potential.

Kevin is the vice chair of the West Region of the firm's Subrogation & Recovery Department. He 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 $1,000,000,000.  Kevin practices in state and federal Courts in Arizona and California.

Kevin has received the Wiley W. Manual Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California four times 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.

 

News

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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.

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.

Publications

California Wildfire Alert - Mill Fire and Fairview Fire [Alert]

September 07, 2022

Over the course of the weekend, California incurred a number of wildfires. Some were attributed to natural causes, however, the Mill Fire and Fairview Fire appear to have been caused by human activity and we are actively investigating both fires for recovery potential.

Wildfire Alert 2022 McKinney Fire, 2021 South Fire

August 25, 2022

Howard Maycon, Kevin Bush, and David Brisco provide an update on the subrogation potential from the 2022 McKinney Fire and the 2021 South Fire.

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...

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

Education

  • 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 2020-2023

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program Pro Bono Publico Award, 2017

  • 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