Anna Markley Bush

Anna Markley Bush is committed to fair and creative, straight-forward solutions to all family law problems, specializing in alternative dispute resolution without unnecessary court involvement. Divorce with dignity and the peaceful resolution of family law matters is the most important consideration in the Bush & Heise law practice.

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Super Lawyers Top 50 Women

Family Law 100%

Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana

  • J.D. – 1977

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

  • B.A. – 1971
  • Honors: With Honors
  • Honors: Dean’s List (Multiple Semesters)
  • Major: Government
  • Minor: Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1977
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Lilac Tree Referral Service, Member
  • Cook County Child’s Representative
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Fellow, Founding Member, Former
  • Director and Former Treasurer, 2002 – Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member, 1999 – Present
  • Buehler YMCA Board of Directors, Director, 2006 – Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Co-chair, Matrimonial Law Committee, 2004 – Present
  • Village of Barrington, Trustee, 1987 – 1991
  • Village of Barrington, Plan Commission Member, Vice-chairperson, Chairperson, 1993 – Present
  • Village of Barrington, Plan Commission Member, 1985 – 1987
  • Barrington United Methodist Church, Member, 1979 – Present
  • Barrington High School PTO, Board Member, 1996 – 2000
  • Hough Street School PTO, President, 1994 – 1996
  • Barrington Community Concert Band, Member, 1984 – Present
  • Barrington Area Council on Aging, President, 1996 – 1998
  • Barrington Area Development Council, Board of Directors, 2001 – Present
  • District 220 Volunteer Bureau, Board of Directors, 1992 – 2004
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2003 – Present
  • Barrington Village Association, Board of Directors, 2002 – Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2009 – Present

Classes, Lectures & Seminars

  • Instructor, Financial Management for Women, and Entrepreneurship as well as Women, Divorce and the Law, Harper College, Women’s Program, 1980 – 2003
  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial Agreements, Northwest Suburban Bar Assn., January 23, 2003
  • Understanding the New Child Representative Law, Northwest Suburban Bar Assn., January 25, 2006
  • Forms and Pleadings for the New Practitioner, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, May 9, 2006
  • Divorce Boot Camp, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, February, 2007, 2008, 2010, & 2011

Published Works

  • “PMS: A Startling New Consideration in Matrimonial Cases”, Northwest Suburban Bar Journal, 1983
  • “Mothers Without Custody”, WBBM- TV, 1985
  • “Women Entrepreneurs”, COX CABLE, 1983
  • “Motherhood and the Law”, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Journal, 1987
  • “Divorce Issue For Women”, AURORA CABLE, 1989
  • “Starting Your Own Business”, WARNER-AMEX CABLE, 1982
  • Forms and Pleadings for the New Practitioner, IICLE, 2006, 2008, 2010, &, 2011
  • Divorce Boot Camp, Forms & Pleadings, IICLE, 2007, 2008, 2010, & , 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyer 2012-2016
  • Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers 2014
  • Outstanding Barrington Women, Award by League of Women Voters, 1995 – Present
  • Law and Leading Attorneys, Peer Award by Other Attorneys with Matrimonial Law Practices, 1995 – Present
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Barrington Area Council on Aging, 2000 – 2005