Tamara A. Bush


Tamara Bush offers a unique mix of litigation skills. A proficient trial lawyer, she represents clients in commercial disputes over contract performance, business torts, trade secrets, and insurance coverage. She is also a skilled litigation strategist, managing the defense of large-scale class, collective, and multidistrict actions involving high-value product liability, breach of warranty, and statutory claims. Tamara leads the firm’s national product liability and class action defense practice.

Litigation can be overwhelming for many individuals and companies—financially, administratively, and emotionally.

To Tamara, getting to know the client, their business, and how they operate are as central to her representation as her exceptional work product, keen judgment, and superior written and oral advocacy talents.

In cases she handles directly and as part of a team, she relieves the pressures placed on people and resources, especially during discovery. Tamara actively participates in each stage of a lawsuit, from pre-suit investigation and case strategy to summary judgment and pre-trial motions to post-trial proceedings and appeal.

When litigation looms, automotive OEMs and suppliers, consumer product manufacturers, food producers, energy utilities, service contract providers, insurance carriers, entertainment and hospitality companies, and other clients look to Tamara to vigorously represent their interests and offer innovative solutions.

Not one for gamesmanship, theatrics, or needless battles, she maintains her focus on achieving the client’s goals and forging working relationships with counsel on both sides of the aisle.

Cost is always a priority for clients—and it is for Tamara, too. In modest and high-exposure disputes, she explores mediation and other ADR techniques whenever possible and in line with client goals to avoid prolonged courtroom litigation. Efficiency also saves money, and Tamara closely monitors document handling, matter staffing, and project workflows to reduce expenses.

Scale and versatility are two exciting aspects of my practice. Big cases can take years to litigate with people, like me, occupying specific roles. At the other end of my docket, I am regularly the lead on matters better supported by a lean team of myself and one associate or paralegal. Clients know my abilities and trust me to perform whatever role necessary to get results.
    • University of Southern California, J.D.
    • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A.
  • Bar Admissions

    • California, 1998
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1998
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2000
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2000
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2000
    • Named to Los Angeles Business Journal's "Leaders of Influence: Women Attorneys" List, 2023

    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, 2023

    • Named to Los Angeles Business Journal's "Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys" List, 2022

    • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Automotive Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action, 2022; Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation, 2019

    • Named a Litigation Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, 2014-2020
    • Included in the Southern California Rising Stars list for Business Litigation, 2008-2013
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Judicial Appointment Committee
    • State Bar of California

Latest News and Insights

Press Releases5.22.23

Los Angeles Business Journal Includes Tamara Bush in its 2023 "Top 100 Lawyers" Listing

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Tamara Bush was selected to the Los…

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Speaking Engagements4.19.23

Black, Bush, and Whitefield Will Serve as Speakers at the ABA TIPS 2023 Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation Conference

John Black, Tamara Bush, and Derek Whitefield will each serve as featured speakers at the American…

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Press Releases4.17.23

Tamara Bush Named a Woman of Influence by Los Angeles Business Journal

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Tamara Bush was selected to the Los…

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