Community & Pro Bono
Bush Ross makes every effort to be a good corporate citizen of the Tampa Bay community. All employees are encouraged to be involved in community, religious and civic organizations and to take part in activities that enrich people’s lives. Bush Ross lawyers are and historically have been involved with Tampa General Hospital, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Metropolitan Ministries and other cultural groups and non-profit organizations.
Bush Ross also recognizes and supports excellence in community arts; we recognize that an artistically cultural and diverse sense of community is not only educational, but is necessary in order for Tampa to establish its own unique cultural identity, thus enhancing the quality of life in the Tampa Bay area by making it a more desirable place to live. Increasing the Bay Area’s overall quality of life promotes economic growth by attracting new businesses and jobs. Bush Ross attorneys have been involved with and supported the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Orchestra, MOSI, Glazer's Children's Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, Henry B. Plant Museum and The Best of Tampa Bay.
Bush Ross recognizes the community has legal needs that are not met by the traditional sense of practice. Our attorneys recognize that we have a professional and moral obligation to satisfy these demands with pro bono legal services.
Bush Ross actively encourages its attorneys to provide pro bono and other volunteer support to a broad spectrum of diverse individuals, organizations, and causes in the Tampa Bay community based on their individual interests. For example, Bush Ross attorney, Jamie Marcario, volunteers for Justice for Our Neighbors, an organization that provides monthly legal clinics to assist immigrant families achieve citizenship status and to obtain deferred action for undocumented individuals who entered the United States as children. In addition, Bush Ross shareholder, Andrew Jenkins, serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. Bush Ross attorney, Traci Koster, provides pro bono services to Bay Area Legal Services and Bush Ross attorney, Jamie Meola, is co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Youth Projects Committee, which plans events for foster children in the Tampa Bay community.