Richard B. Bush

Mr. Bush is the senior partner of Bush & Augspurger, P.A. with offices in Tallahassee and Orlando.  He has been practicing law for 32 years in Florida, as well as throughout the Southeastern United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.    Mr. Bush focuses on actions involving the conduct of lawyers.  In that role, he defends lawyers, represents lawyers in Bar regulatory matters, and testifies in actions involving lawyer conduct.

Mr. Bush is a nationally recognized lecturer on lawyer conduct, and writes on the subject matter frequently.  He has been cited as an authority on the subject in two (2) Law Review Articles.  Mr. Bush has been recognized as a “SuperLawyer” in Florida, by that magazine. He has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine as a “Top Lawyer in Florida,” and has attained an “A-V” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ratings possible by his peers.

Mr. Bush is an editor and co-author of Professional Liability of Lawyers in Florida, Chapter on Litigation.  He is a member of The American Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Data Center.  He is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and has served as chair of the Southeast Chapter of PLUS for two years.  In addition to his professional work, Mr. Bush is the proud father of two daughters and a son, and honored to be married to Stacey Allen.  He is a Leave No Trace (LNT) Master Educator, and in that capacity, serves as the LNT Coordinator for the Suwannee River Area Council of The Boy Scouts of America.


Juris Doctor, University of Florida, Spessard P. Holland College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1979

Bachelor of Arts, College of Social & Political Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 1976

Judicial Clerkship
District Court of Appeal, State of Florida, First District, Judicial Clerk, Judge Anne Cawthon Booth, 1979-80

Areas of Practice

Professional Malpractice: Defense of Lawyers, Health Care Providers, Engineers, Accountants, Employers, School Boards and State Colleges.

Admitted to Practice

Florida Supreme Court
U.S. Virgin Islands Territorial Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, United States Virgin Islands
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


The American Bar Association, Legal Malpractice Data Resource Center
The Florida Bar, Member, Trial Lawyers Section


Coauthor, “Professional Liability of Lawyers in Florida,” The Florida Bar,
Continuing Legal Education, Chapters on Litigation and Representation, 1993 (1st), 1999 edition (2nd),  2002  (3rd) edition,
and 2006 (4th) edition
Coauthor, “Certified Legal Assistants Study Guide,” Chapter on Ethics, 1993


Visiting Lecturer (Civil Trial Advocacy)

– University of Florida, School of Law
– Florida State University, School of Law
– Stetson Law School
– Tulane Law School
– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Honorary Associate Professor

The Florida State University’s Center for Biomedical & Toxicological Research; and, Institute for Central and Eastern European Cooperative Environmental Research.  In that capacity, Mr. Bush has served on The Executive Committee and The Technical & Advisory Committees for The International Symposia and Exhibitions on Environmental Contamination in Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, Warsaw & Prague, from 1992-2002.


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