Brendan Bush J.D., CRIS

Brendan Bush
Client Executive
Director of Property & Casualty Captive Practice

Get to Know Brendan

Brendan Bush is a client executive and the director of property & casualty captive practice at M3 Insurance. He specializes in counseling construction companies, real estate companies, design professionals, and private equity firms on property and casualty insurance and overall commercial risk management needs. Bush pairs his legal background with his industry experience to serve as a trusted advisor to his clients.

As the director of property & casualty captive practice, he serves as a subject matter expert, strategist, and thought leader on property & casualty captives agency-wide. Bush is responsible for sharing information on trends and issues that specifically impact this practice.

Prior to joining M3, Bush practiced law for eight years with concentration on complex commercial litigation surrounding variety of commercial matters from case inception through appeal, including: construction defect, product liability, breach of contract, commercial torts, and personal injury matters. Outside of litigation, he handled a wide variety of corporate matters related to the construction and manufacturing industries including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating construction contracts, drafting commercial warranties and sales contracts, and advising commercial clients on best practices for overall risk management.

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University
  • Earned Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Joined M3 in 2019
    • Named account executive, 2019
    • Promoted to director of property & casualty captive practice, 2024


  • Licensed to practice law in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin-licensed property and casualty agent
  • Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
  • “Up and Coming Lawyer” – Wisconsin Law Journal
  • “Rising Star” – Super Lawyers


  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, advisor to the board of directors
  • NAIOP Wisconsin, public policy and new member committees
  • CARW, new member committee
  • Marquette University High School, assistant tennis coach
  • Marquette University Hunger Clean-Up, volunteer
  • Marquette University Center of Real Estate, advisory board member

Featured Author in Pulse: 2024 Property & Casualty Report

Welcome to Pulse, M3’s property & casualty report. Through the lens of rate and risk, we examine how the property & casualty market is affecting our clients across lines of coverage and industry sectors, and what risks we are predicting will be a focus throughout 2024.


Featured Panelist for In Business Magazine: State of the Build

In Business hosted M3’s Brendan Bush along with a panel of local construction and legal experts at the UW-Madison’s Fluno Center to discuss what commercial construction firms are wrestling with and their assessment on the future of “build”.

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