Ira W. Bushman

Phone: (215) 241-8893
Fax: (215) 241-8893


Ira W. Bushman


Ira W. Bushman joined SGRV in 2023 as a Member in the firm’s Professional Liability & Malpractice Litigation, Health Care Law & Litigation, and Insurance Coverage & Casualty Litigation groups. He has been an active trial lawyer concentrating his practice in major civil litigation matters since 1982. Mr. Bushman concentrates his practice in areas of medical negligence on behalf of defendants. He has continually represented physicians and hospitals at one of Philadelphia’s premier health systems for over three decades and has achieved successful results on behalf of his clients in jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as in New Jersey, New York, and Delaware. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has had extraordinary success arguing at the appellate level in Pennsylvania.

In addition to an active medical negligence defense practice, Mr. Bushman has successfully represented adults and children in cases involving serious personal injury including cancer misdiagnosis, obstetrical and birth trauma, gynecological injury, as well as surgical and anesthesia management. He has extensive experience in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, governmental agencies, premises liability, and dram shop activities.

Mr. Bushman has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell  in recognition of professional excellence and the highest level of skill and integrity. He has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by his peers, having been considered among the top five percent of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognizing his exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy in which he has obtained numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars.

Mr. Bushman previously served as a Judge Pro Tempore of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, which additionally appointed him to serve as a Settlement Master. He has been invited to lecture to various professional organizations and students on topics involving civil litigation, medical malpractice, and risk management.

Mr. Bushman has taken an active role in community and charitable causes and has served on several boards. He has also been actively involved in youth sporting activities as a coach, mentor, and board member. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

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  • J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1979

Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability & Malpractice Litigation
  • Health Care Law & Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Casualty Litigation
  • Personal Injury


  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Admitted pro hoc vice on selected matters in New Jersey, New York and Delaware.

Professional Organizations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association – Civil Litigation Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
    • Medical Legal Committee
    • Federal Courts Committee
    • State Civil Rules Committee
  • American Association for Justice