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Rishi S. Bagga, Esq. (J.D. / LL.M.) is an attorney with experience in civil and criminal litigation, including commercial, employment, criminal defense, and a variety of other legal matters.  Rishi previously worked at a statewide law firm focused on insurance defense matters as well as operated a solo practice handling both criminal and civil matters.  Rishi is a former Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County Florida where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, including serious felonies, juvenile crimes, and domestic violence crimes.

Rishi is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, and the District of Columbia. Additionally, he is admitted to the Northern, Middle, and Southern Federal District Courts in Florida, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rishi earned his Juris Doctorate  (J.D. '06) as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M. '10) in Law & Government from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.  Rishi also has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. '03) in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Rishi currently serves as the Vice-President of Convention for the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA) and is responsible for hosting the 2015 National Conference in Orlando.  He is the immediate past president of the South Asian Bar Association of Florida and has served in various national and state roles with SABA. Rishi also serves as the Vice-Chair of the UCF Alumni Association's College of Sciences Alumni Chapter.

Outside of his practice, Rishi operates and serves as General Counsel for a family-owned hospitality company.  Furthermore, Rishi is an avid music fan and creates and perform traditional and modern electronic music for local non-profit venues and events.


Languages spoken: Hindi, Punjabi

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 35%
    6 years
  3. Employment: 10%
    6 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    9 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Reba Abraham Pearce

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. I have found Rishi to be a passionate advocate and a pleasure to work with. My confidence in his abilities is unqualified.


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  • Ryan Michael Paulus

    Well-known, well-respected lawyer who fights hard for all clients. Highly recommended.


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Contact info

The Law Office of Rishi S. Bagga, P.A.

1802 N. Alafaya Trail
Suite 141
Orlando, FL, 32826


NYCurrently registered 201307/10/2016
DCActive 200807/10/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200606/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorValencia College2016 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Rishi S. Bagga, P.A.2014 - Present
AttorneyBoyd Richards Parker & Colonnelli, P.L.2012 - 2014
AttorneyBagga Law, LLC2011 - 2012
Assistant State AttorneyMiami Dade State Attorney's Office2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Asian Bar Association of North AmericaPresident-Elect2016 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of FloridaFormer President / Member of Board of Directors2006 - Present
South Asian Bar Association of North AmericaVice President of Community Outreach2015 - 2016
South Asian Bar Association of North AmericaVice President of National Convention2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. M.D.Client was taken out of custody and placed back on probation, probation was extended 6 months, and had to complete 25 community service hours. New law violation was resolved with a fine to lesser included charge.
State vs. D.P.Not guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLaw & Government - Civil and Constitutional RightsLL.M - Master of Laws2010
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Central FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career PanelCareer Path Panel Discussion2011
National Association of South Asian Law Students Associations National ConferenceWorking as a Government Attorney2009
North American South Asian Bar Association National ConferenceWorking as a Government Attorney2007
Network of Indian Professionals National ConferenceDomestic Violence2007