We had the good fortune of connecting with Tracy Bush and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tracy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Starting a law firm after passing the bar may not have been the most logical decision, but it ended up working out. I knew I wanted to focus on giving assistance and advice to clients without the pressure of chasing the billable hour. I also wanted to be able to choose who I worked with as clients.

The biggest concern of starting the law firm was figuring out how to actually run the business because law school does not teach you how to market or manage staff. I was confident I could research the legal issue and present persuasive arguments to the Court and opposing counsel. I was less confident that clients would hire a new attorney and actually have a business.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I manage the Law Office of Tracy S. Bush, PLLC. The firm represents clients in four types of matters: Probate, Guardianship, Estate Planning, and Medicaid benefits for long-term care services.

I earned a scholarship for law school, and upon graduating, I passed the bar exam in Texas on my first attempt. My son was only eight months old when I started law school, and I had my daughter a week before finals the second year of law school. As a busy parent and wife, success was only possible with learning how to multi-task. For example, I would read the assigned torts cases aloud instead of a fairy tale at nap time.

Once licensed, I opened the Firm and over the years have officed in Tarrant, Hood, and Dallas County. When I first opened the firm, there was no budget for support staff. Out of necessity, I had to handle every aspect of each case. Luckily the business has grown, and the office team can take care of faxes, mail, scheduling appointments, answering the phone, etc. so I can focus on achieving the goals of each client.

I could not be as successful without the efforts of the office team. The paralegals and support staff allow me to focus solely on the clients and their matters.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I always take my guests to Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. The non-profit theater is outdoors and offers plays May through October. This is a must do to experience in Fort Worth. I am presently serving as the Vice-President of the Board of Hip Pocket Theatre and volunteer at the box office selling tickets to shows. The theater is a wonderful place to enjoy the arts at a fraction of the price.

When I have guests visit longer than a weekend, I also like to take them to one of the many local parks in DFW for a nature hike. Even though DFW is as urban as you can get, there is an abundance of birds, bugs, and foliage. to enjoy on the nature trails in each city’s parks.

When there are new movies released, I also arrange a group outing to the drive-in movie theater in Fort Worth.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband, Eric Bush, supported me while I attended law school and spent numerous hours every night studying.

Website: www.bushattorney.com

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