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Julie J. Busch

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Julie J. Busch concentrates her practice in general negligence, as well as transportation, gig economy, and hospitality and retail litigation. She has assisted with all aspects of litigation, mediation, settlement, and jury trials for large, complex disputes in transportation litigation, complex brain injury, and hospitality and retail litigation.  Her clients include fortune 500 transportation companies, refuse and recycling companies, national food chains, national food delivery, retailers, logistics providers, and technology companies.

Ms. Busch is a frequent presenter at local and regional conferences.  In tandem with other Johnson & Bell attorneys, she has discussed a range of topics, including using the Affordable Care Act to mitigate future medical claims, responding to catastrophic vehicle accidents, and accident reconstruction technologies and their effectiveness at trial.

Ms. Busch is co-chair of the Associates Committee for the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law.  She also is a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Trucking Industry Defense Association. In her spare time, Ms. Busch serves on the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board, which supports the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.


Admissions & Education


Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


John Marshall Law School
Ohio State University, B.S.B.A.


American Bar Association: TIPS Section
Chicago Bar Association
Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law: Board Member on behalf of Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Volunteer for Tutoring Chicago
Board Member for the Children’s Research Fund Junior Board for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago


Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2022-2024
Recognized as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2023

Presentations & Publications


Participant in the Gig Economy Regional Seminar sponsored by ALFA International on April 13, 2023 in San Francisco, CA.

Co-Presenter, "Responding to Critical Accidents." KLB Safety Summit, Dallas TX, September 27, 2022.

Co-Presenter, "EDR on Passenger Vehicles." Presented at the ALFA International Regional Transportation Seminar, Phoenix, AZ on April 21, 2022.

Co-Presenter, "Do's/Don'ts During Litigation in the COVID World." Presented July 22, 2021.

Co-Presenter, "On-Board Audio and Video Recording Systems - Gold Mine or Mine Field? Navigating the Logistical and Legal Issues Associated with On-Board Systems." Presented at the ALFA International Regional Transportation Seminar, St. Louis, February, 2020.

Co-Presenter, "Technology That is Literally on (and Sometimes in) Hand and It's Use in Litigation." Presented at the ALFA International Transportation and Hospitality & Retail Regional Seminar in Denver, CO on January 24, 2019.

Co-Presenter, "Current Trend of Plaintiffs to Expand Broker Liability Under MAP-21." Presented at the ALFA International Transportation Seminar in Chicago, IL on June 6, 2018.

Panel member, “Antithetical Antics: New and Unusual Tactics From the Plaintiff’s Bar,” presented at ALFA International Transportation Seminar in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on May 2-4, 2018.

Co-Presenter, "Disability: How to Use it to Your Advantage in Litigation"

Co-Presenter, "When Your Over-the-Road Operator Takes a Hit, Who Carries the "Freight?" Presented at ALFA International Transportation Seminar in St. Louis, February 17, 2017.  Presentation covered accident scenarios involving owner/operators versus company drivers and where does liability fall in each instance.

Featured Presenter, "Using the Affordable Health Care Act to Mitigate Future Medical Claims," presented at the Trucking Industry Defense Association’s Webinar on September 21, 2016.

Featured Presenter, "Affordable Care Act: Using the ACA to Mitigate Future Medical Claims," 2015 Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society’s (CHRMS) Law Day. Chicago, Illinois, November 13, 2015.

Co-Presenter, “Responding to the Critical Vehicle Accident,” discussing pertinent factors and issues regarding catastrophic accidents presented at ACI’s 4th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. Chicago, Illinois on March 31-April 1, 2014.

Co-Presenter, “ECMs and Accident Reconstruction: The Digital Witness,” discussing hindsight bias of the use of simulation at trials presented at ALFA International 2014 Transportation Seminar. Coral Gables, Florida on April 23-25, 2014.

Co-Presenter, “The Affordable Health Care as a Mitigation Tool,” discussing the Affordable Health Care Act and how it can be applied to help defense attorneys for personal injury matters presented at ACI’s 5th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation. Chicago, Illinois on March 24-25, 2015.

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