Summer Associate Program

The Summer Associate Program at Bush Ross is designed to provide exceptional students from top-ranked law schools across the country with an accurate and complete picture of what it is like to practice law at Bush Ross. As a summer associate, you will have the opportunity to work with attorneys in each of our practice groups on a variety of projects across many areas of law. In addition, you will have the ability to interact with the firm’s clients and attend out-of-office closings and court proceedings. Moreover, you will get to know Bush Ross attorneys personally through numerous planned social events throughout the summer.

As a summer associate, you will be assigned a mentor, who will ensure that you have the opportunity to work with various attorneys on a wide range of projects. If you have an interest in a specific area of law, we will ensure that you receive work on projects geared towards your interests. In addition to formal evaluations, Bush Ross attorneys will provide you with continuing feedback on your work. Bush Ross has an open-door atmosphere and encourages summer associates to feel free to ask questions of any attorney with whom they are working.

We pride ourselves in the quality of our lawyers and staff, as well as the quality of our work product. Bush Ross has a unique combination of qualities found in both large and small firms – while our work is sophisticated, the work environment is informal and personal, without the pressures of a big firm. If you take a look at our Attorney Profiles, you will find that our attorneys have outstanding credentials and experience. Our clients are regional and national corporations, as well as small businesses and individuals. The firm’s sophisticated client base gives summer associates the chance to be involved in exciting and diverse work. In addition to solving clients’ problems by researching and drafting documents and pleadings, you will accompany Bush Ross attorneys to trials, hearings, depositions, client meetings, and closings. You can also expect to have many opportunities to interact with Bush Ross attorneys and other summer associates at many social outings designed to provide you with a taste of life in the Tampa Bay area.

If you think you would enjoy working in a relaxed environment with attorneys who are motivated and committed to excellence in all aspects of their work, we invite you to apply to the Summer Associate Program at Bush Ross. Please send your resume to