Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial and Banking Law
  • Litigation
  • Probate
  • Real Estate

Office

202 E. Fifth Street
Sterling IL 61081

P: (815) 625-8200
F: (815) 625-8363

Trent L. Bush

Education

Mr. Bush earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1999, where he graduated cum laude. He earned his undergraduate degree from Central College, Pella, Iowa, in 1995, where he was a member of the Alpha Zeta Mu Honor Society and graduated magna cum laude.

Bar Admissions & Associations

Mr. Bush was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1999. He is also admitted to the United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Illinois State and Whiteside County bar associations (Vice President, 2015-16; President, 2016-17). Mr. Bush has served on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Technology since 2002 (Chair, 2009-10; Secretary, 2017-present).  He has been a speaker at numerous continuing legal education seminars on legal technology topics.  In June 2011, he was appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court’s Special Committee on E-Business. In November 2014, he was one of two practicing attorneys appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court’s e-Business Policy Advisory Board.

Mr. Bush was board member of the United Way of Whiteside County from 2001-18; in 2005 he served as its president. He was a co-chair of the UWWC Morrison division campaign for six years.  He was a founding member of the Morrison Schools Foundation in 2010 and currently serves as its secretary. He is also a founding board member and former secretary of Morrison Youth Baseball & Softball and coaches a variety of youth sports.

NOTICE: The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, nor does it recognize certifications of expertise in any phase of the practice of law by an agency, governmental or private, or by any group, organization or association, except for “patent”, “trademark”, or “admiralty.”