Michael E. Motto

Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan, PLC
5505 Victoria Ave Ste 100
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 344-4900
www.bmckhlaw.com/


Michael E. Motto is a member owner at Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan PLC. Michael is a double major graduate of the University of Iowa (BA Political Science and French 2003). He graduated from law school from Chicago Kent Law School in 2006 (JD). He joined the the Bush, Motto, Creen, Koury & Halligan PLC. Mike joined the law firm in 2006, and is a member since 2011. He practices law in a wide area of civil and criminal matters and trial litigation. Michael is one of the premiere criminal defense attorneys in the Quad City area, being called upon for the most difficult of criminal cases.He often is assigned some of the toughest cases when a defendant needs a court assigned defense attorney. Michael speaks multiple languages, including French, Swedish and Russian.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE AND ADMITTED TO THESE COURTS:
Iowa Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
Federal Court Southern District of Iowa

EDUCATION:
Chicago-Kent College of Law (JD 2006)
University of Iowa (BA, Political Science, 2002)
University of Iowa (BA, French, 2002)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
       
  • Scott County (Iowa) Bar Association 2006 - present
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  • President of the Scott County (Iowa) Bar Association 2013-2014
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  • Vice President and President-Elect of the Scott County (Iowa) Bar Association 2012-2013
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  • Member of the Scott County Bar Association Executive Counsel 2011 to 2012 (six-year term ended after one year due to election to President-elect)
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  • Iowa State Bar Association 2006 - present
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  • Iowa State Bar Association International Law Section Council Member 2015 – Present
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  • Iowa State Bar Association Criminal Law Section Legislative Committee 2015 – Present
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  • Committee Chair 2020 - Present
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  • Iowa State Bar Association eCommerce Section Council Member 2019 – Present
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  • Iowa State Bar Association Jury Instructions Committee – 2019 – Present
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  • American Branch of the International Law Association – 2020 – Present
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  • American Branch of the International Law Association International Criminal Court Committee– 2020 - Present
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  • American Branch of the International Law Association International Human Rights Committee– 2020 – Present
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  • American Branch of the International Law Association United Nations Law Committee– 2020 - Present
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  • Illinois State Bar Association May 2007 – present
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  • Dillon Inn of Court 2019 – present

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
       
  • German-American Heritage Center and Museum, Board Member 2019 – present
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  • German-American Heritage Center and Museum, Vice President 2021 - present
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  • Davenport Assumption Century Club, Board Member 2019 – present
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  • Empower House, Board Member 2019 - present
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  • Iowa Young Lawyers Association 2006 - 2016
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  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Landon Inn, Washburn University School of Law, 2003 – 2004
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  • Washburn Business Law Society, Washburn University School of Law, 2003 – 2004
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  • Junior High Mock Trial Coach – 2016 - Present