Bob Rush

Practice areas

  • Workers’ compensation
  • Personal injury
  • Labor and employment law
 

Bar admissions

  • Iowa, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

 Honors

 Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 1970
  • B.A., Northwestern University, 1966

 Professional associations

  • Iowa State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Council, Chair, 2006
  • Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG), Board of Directors
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Iowa Association for Justice
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Linn County Bar Association

Reported cases

  • U.S. v. Kenneth Johnson, 751 F. 2d 291 (8th Cir. 1984)
  • Zahn v. Iowa Mfg. Co. of C.R., 740 F. 2d 669 (8th Cir. 1984)
  • State v. Jacoby, 260 N.W.2d 828 (Iowa 1977)
  • Walles v. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 252 N.W.2d 701 (1977)
  • Rush v. Ray, 332 N.W. 2d 325 (Iowa 1983)
  • Nelson v. Restaurants of Iowa, Inc., 338 N.W.2d 881 (1983)
  • Ferree v. Board of Education, 338 N.W.2d 870 (1983)
  • Evjen v. Brooks, 372 N.W.2d 494 (1985)
  • Rush v. Ray, 362 N.W.2d 479 (Iowa 1985)
  • Wright v. Scott, 410 N.W.2d 482
  • Moody v.Van Wechel,402 N.W.2d 752 (Iowa 1987)
  • Beachel v. Long, 420 N.W.2d 482 (1988)
  • Morrison v. Century Engineering, 434 N.W.2d 874 (Iowa 1989)
  • Loftsgard v. Dorrian, 476 N.W.2d 730 (1991)
  • Bartlett v. Chebuhar, 479 N.W.2d (Iowa 1992)
  • Ciha v. Irons, 509 N.W.2d 492 (1993)
  • Gerace v. 3-D Mfg. Co., 522 N.W.2d 312 (1994)
  • Matthess v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 521 N.W.2d 699 (1994)
  • Ramsbacher v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 531 N.W.2d 475 (1995)
  • Quaker Oats Co. v. Ciha, 552 N.W.2d 143 (1996)
  • Heick v. Bacon, 561 N.W.2d 45 (1997)
  • Diggan v. Cycle Sat, 576 N.W.2d 99 (1998)
  • McIlravy v. North River Ins., Co., October 9, 2002
  • Meyer v. IBP, 710 N.W.2d 213 (2006)

Political activity

  • Iowa State Senator, 1976–1982; Assistant Democratic Leader, 1980–1982
  • Governor's Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform; gubernatorial appointment to bipartisan panel
  • Reform Committee on Government Ethics and Policies; appointed by Speaker of the House and President of the Senate. Bipartisan panel undertook comprehensive review of practice and procedures and proposed legislative reforms.
  • Justice for All PAC, Trustee
  • Linn Phoenix Club, Co-Founder and Chair

Lectures and presentations

  • “Occupational Hearing Loss and Tinnitus,” Forty-Eighth Annual Iowa Workers’ Compensation Symposium, June 3, 2010, Des Moines, Iowa
  • FMLA Basics: "Are You Overlooking Your Client’s Rights?," Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) 14th Annual Conference, October 16, 2009, Carefree, Arizona

Community involvement

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and Blue Cross of South Dakota, past member of Board of Directors
  • Iowa Campaign Finance Disclosure Commission, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, Commissioner and Chairperson
  • Grant Wood Chapter American Red Cross, past member of Board of Directors
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Board of Directors
  • United Way of East Central Iowa, past member, budget review panel
  • Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, Commissioner
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, Trustee