Riley Busby

Riley Busby | Associate

Riley Busby is an Associate Attorney at Anderson, Julian and Hull. He focuses on personal injury litigation, complex commercial litigation product liability, medical malpractice, construction defect law, insurance defense law, trucking litigation, automobile liability, slip and fall cases, and more. 



Prior to working at Anderson, Julian and Hull, Mr. Busby worked at a regional Phoenix firm focusing primarily in the areas of trucking and transportation, products liability, and personal injury defense. Mr. Busby has extensive experience in representing clients against various litigation claims, including employment, general liability, civil rights, and bad faith insurance litigation. 



At his prior firm, Mr. Busby was a member of the firm’s Transportation & Trucking Rapid Response Team, a dedicated group of experienced attorneys who were on-call to provide counsel and guidance when a trucking or transportation-related accident occurred.


Originally from southern Arizona, Mr. Busby earned his law degree from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson. He was a member of the Student Bar Association and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, where he served as a 3L Editorial Board Member and 2L Writer.



In addition, Mr. Busby worked as a business intelligence analyst for Tech Launch Arizona, helping to secure patents and commercialize technology developed at the University of Arizona’s Colleges of Medicine and Engineering.



While in his undergrad at Brigham Young University, Mr. Busby served as a legislative intern with Senator Weiler at the Utah State Senate and as a judicial intern for the Hon. Vernon F. Romney of the Provo Justice Court.


Mr. Busby is intermediate in written and spoken Spanish. In his spare time, Mr. Busby enjoys fishing, playing golf, and going to the lake for watersports with his wife.


Mr. Hull has given numerous speeches in front of various organizations concerning the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act, and the issues that have arisen under that Act as well as the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Idaho’s Expanding Securities Act, published in the Idaho Law Review in 1973. Compared the Idaho State District Court decision in the case of State of Idaho v. Dare To Be Great to that of the Federal District Court ruling in the case of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dare To Be Great.

Both Courts found the scheme to be illegal, but on different grounds, and the federal case was involved in the effort to expand the definition of an investment contract to fit the parameters of the Dare To Be Great pyramid offering thus requiring registration with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Mr. Hull also prepared a report concerning the importance of compartmentalization of ventilation systems in underground mine fires at the request of the principal investigator of a proposed safety device that might allow miners trapped in underground mine fires to exit the mines safely.

The report stressed the importance of compartmentalization of the ventilation system, as opposed to the use of self-contained oxygen apparatus, and how said compartmentalized systems could be economically created using big hole bore technology.

In addition, Mr. Hull is an author of numerous papers concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as all aspects of the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act.

Alan has been involved in many community organizations.


Including being president of the Amity Grade School PTA, involvement in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Amity School.


He’s enjoyed coaching various children’s sports teams, as well as serving for a number of years as president of the House Corporation Board of the fraternity he belonged to in college.

Alan is a member of the board of advisors of the Idaho State Bar Worker’s Compensation Section and is a past chairman of the Idaho State Bar Committee on health insurance.

While in law school, Alan was a summer clerk for the Seattle Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission where he worked on a number of cases involving investment contracts, pyramid schemes, and how both of those come within the purview of the 1933 Securities Act and the 1934 Securities Exchange Act.


Mr. Hull was lead counsel for the Mine Safety Appliances Company in the litigation that arose out of the Sunshine Mine fire of 1972 which resulted in 91 deaths and closure of the Sunshine Mine for more than a year.


That case was tried before the Honorable Raymond McNichols (Federal District Judge) in 1978 and resulted in a defense verdict exonerating his client and the other defendants.


He tried several other large products liability cases and in 1984 switched the focus of his practice to the representation of employers and their sureties in worker’s compensation matters.

Mr. Hull has handled many pro bono cases for various individuals, some which have arisen out of the worker’s compensation arena.

Practice Areas

  • Worker’s Compensation

Alan graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in 1969, majoring in zoology and chemistry. He obtained a juris doctorate degree from the University of Idaho in 1973 and was Editor in Chief of the Idaho Law Review for the 1972-1973 school year.

Admitted to United States District Court of the District Idaho and all courts of the State of Idaho.  

The Honorable Charles R. Donaldson, Justice, Idaho Supreme Court.