History of Excellence

Robert Rush began his legal career as an intern at the State Attorney’s Office in 1984. His first job as a lawyer was at the Eighth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, where he built a reputation for trying cases. Mr. Rush went in to private practice in 1987 and opened his own office a year later in a small shared rental space.

Successfully building a practice, in 1995 Robert bought the building at 726 NE 1st Street, which at that time was abandoned and run down. Robert restored the building, put up his shingle as the “Law Office of Robert A. Rush,” and planted a garden in the courtyard.

In 1998 the law office became Robert A. Rush, P.A..

In 2000, Robert’s sister, Marian Rush, a successful large-firm civil lawyer in Tampa, decided to join her big brother’s firm.

In 2001 Robert Rush coached the U.F. Law Trial Team to a national championship.

When the firm and support staff needed more room, Robert Rush bought the dilapidated and burned-out historic building at 11 SE 2nd Ave. In 2008, after two years of meticulous reconstruction, Robert A. Rush, P.A. moved into the current historic three-story office.

Soon after the renovation in 2008, Jacob Rush joined, having completed law school in only 2.5 years.

In 2014, Anne Rush moved to our private practice after serving as a Public Defender and then Associate Corporate Counsel at RTI Surgical in Alachua, FL.