Don G. Rushing

Don Rushing is a trial lawyer and a recognized authority on bet-the-company litigation, representing companies in the aviation, consumer product, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

As an experienced trial lawyer who is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, associate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and certified civil trial advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Rushing enjoys a well-deserved reputation for successfully trying complex cases for his clients. Equipped with an M.B.A. in business economics and finance, Mr. Rushing understands the business realities that companies face. This enables him to develop case strategies that align with clients’ business goals. As an Air Force Academy graduate, pilot and former Air Force officer who served in the Air Force Systems Command research and development community, he is able to provide technically informed legal advice in complex litigation. Mr. Rushing has served as national coordinating and trial counsel for companies in mass disaster, serial tort and toxic tort matters that involved class action, multijurisdiction and multidistrict proceedings in more than 25 states. He also represents clients involved in commercial and product liability litigation abroad.

Mr. Rushing is recognized by several top publications for his expertise in commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on aviation and product liability litigation. Mr. Rushing is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 US, Benchmark Litigation and Euromoney’s Expert Guides. Mr. Rushing also receives recognition from The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of bet-the-company, commercial and product liability litigation and from Southern California Super Lawyers in class action and mass tort litigation. In 2010, Daily Journal recognized him as one of California’s “Top 100” leading lawyers. Best Lawyers named him “San Diego Product Liability Lawyer of the Year” in 2013, an honor given to a single lawyer in the metropolitan area, and SD Metro Magazine named him one of San Diego’s Top 25 Attorneys.

Mr. Rushing received his B.S. in 1970 from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his M.B.A. in 1973 from the University of Southern California and his J.D. in 1978 from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. During law school, Mr. Rushing was a member of the UCLA Law Review editorial board. From 1970 to 1975, Mr. Rushing served as a U.S. Air Force officer with the Air Force System Command’s Space and Missile Systems Organization. He was honorably discharged with a permanent grade of Captain and awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for work in the Advanced Ballistic Reentry Systems program.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Trials, 3) Product Liability and 4) Commercial Litigation
Law School University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D., 1978)
Admitted Year 1978
Education U.S. Air Force Academy (B.S., 1970), University of Southern California (M.B.A., 1973)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California, State Bar Of Colorado, State Bar Of Texas
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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