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With nearly 20 years of legal experience, I offer my clients unparalleled representation and expertise both in negotiation and litigation.


Having my own practice lets me give my clients the commitment their case deserves. No matter the outlook I will fight hard for your needs and interests.


I take the time to get to know my clients, no matter where they come from. I try to help them understand their situation and ease their concerns.

Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorney in Clarion, PA

Michael B. Bogush

Attorney at Law

After graduating from Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University in 2000, I spent my time practicing various areas of law before deciding to strike out on my own. I did so because I felt it would give me the opportunity to serve my clients better while giving them the time and attention they deserve. The thing I enjoy most in my career is the ability to help others in a way that matters. I have always related well with others, and I can utilize that natural skill when working alongside my clients. No matter what they are going through, they know they can come to me with their concerns and I'll do everything I can to help.



I have been a strong advocate for parents and grandparents in custody matters for nearly twenty (20) years. A real source of satisfaction for me is meeting a client for the first time, discussing with them their custody issues and the legal application, and realizing that I can assist a loving and concerned parent or grandparent in maintaining the bond and relationship they have with their child, even as they are navigating through what is often a difficult time.

In my opinion, one of the most important responsibilities of a family attorney practicing in the area of custody is to take the necessary time during the initial client meeting to get to know the details of the case to ensure that the proper legal course can be recommended from the outset. Also, I feel it is important to take the time to explain in detail all stages of the custody case to my clients, and I feel they greatly appreciate my doing so.

I have vigorously and effectively served my clients through all stages of custody proceedings, and I have conducted many custody trials in pursuit of my clients’ right to have nothing less than substantial, meaningful and continuing custody of his or her child or children. Having said that, I have also assisted countless parents in reaching a resolution without proceeding to trial by negotiating terms on their behalf and locking those terms into place by drafting effective and comprehensive consent agreements to the benefit of my clients and their children.

In a nutshell, I will always fight for my clients at trial whenever their back is up against the proverbial “wall” and when it is necessary to protect their relationship with their child or children, but I am just as satisfied when I assist my client in reaching a satisfactory custody settlement through a successfully negotiated agreement.

Put 20 years of experience on your side

Proudly serving the community of Clarion, Pennsylvania, my firm offers top-level legal service in multiple areas of law. I have the opportunity to work with families who are going through a divorce or a custody battle and use my skills to benefit them. Family law is interesting to me, but the thing that keeps me coming back is the people I can help. As their family attorney, I take the time to get to know my clients and their family.

When working with criminal defense cases, I know how important family is for my clients and how their case can affect each member and other relatives. I will take the time to explain your options, the ins, and outs of criminal law, and help you make the decision that is best for you.

With a long history of helping families and individuals determine the path that is best for them, I have gained valuable experience in areas of the law such as the creation and administration of wills and oil and gas law. If you have any legal concerns, I will happily sit down with you and discuss your options and help you find the answers you need to move forward. 

With my legal expertise and knowledge, you can be confident that I am the right attorney for you. My firm is dedicated to helping you and committed to giving your case the attention and focus it deserves, and I will search for a reasonable solution to your problems. Whatever you're facing, I can help you fight for your rights and pursue the most favorable outcome.