NV Appeals Dept 3 2020

Our legal team was unanimous in praising Bulla for, as one put it, being “fair, prepared,” also noting that she “has a great reputation; she’s a work horse, not show horse.” Said another: “She’s a proponent of civility in the justice system.” Even one member who said Bush “has varied trial experience” and has “done some complicated cases” added that Bulla “has done a great job, and her work is [even] more varied.” Bulla has dozens of endorsements from a wide spectrum of groups.

Bulla is a sitting judge for the Nevada Court of Appeals. She was appointed by Gov. Steve Sisolak to serve out the unexpired term of Justice Abbi Silver who was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court in November 2018. She serves as the court’s discovery commissioner and is charged with resolving problems that arise from District Court pre-trial disputes involving discovery in civil cases. Since Bulla joined the appeals court, it has decided more than 1,500 cases. Prior to sitting on the bench she was a managing partner with Lauria Tokunaga Gates & Linn (Sep. 2004 – Jan. 2007) and a partner with Broening Oberg Woods Wilson and Cass (Jan. 1997 - Aug. 2004). She has experience in civil litigation, complex litigation, mass tort litigation and medical malpractice defense, among others. It does not appear from the record that Bulla has ever been sanctioned for bad behavior, prosecutorial misconduct or any other ethical issues.

Bush is a chief deputy public defender in the Clark County public defender’s office. She previously served as an arbitrator in the Court Annexed Arbitration Program in the Eighth Judicial District Court (2012-2016). Prior to that, she was a founding attorney at Bush & Levy, LLC (2006 – 2016), an associate attorney at Cooksey, Toolen, Gage, Duffy & Woog (2003 – 2006) and a law clerk for the Las Vegas Justice Court (2002 – 2003). She was admitted to the Nevada bar in 2002. Her experience includes family law, criminal law, plaintiffs' personal injury claims, civil litigation, insurance defense. She has gone to trial approximately 50 times in her career, and has written approximately 10-13 appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court or the Nevada Court of Appeals. There is no record of court sanctions or discipline.