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
Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||06/17/2016|
|Adjunct Professor||Valencia College||2016 - Present|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Rishi S. Bagga, P.A.||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Boyd Richards Parker & Colonnelli, P.L.||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney||Bagga Law, LLC||2011 - 2012|
|Assistant State Attorney||Miami Dade State Attorney's Office||2006 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Asian Bar Association of North America||President-Elect||2016 - Present|
|South Asian Bar Association of Florida||Former President / Member of Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|South Asian Bar Association of North America||Vice President of Community Outreach||2015 - 2016|
|South Asian Bar Association of North America||Vice President of National Convention||2014 - 2015|
|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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|The Modern American||Living by the Sword: The Free Exercise of Religion and the Sikh Struggle for the Right to Carry a Kirpan||2006|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law & Government - Civil and Constitutional Rights||LL.M - Master of Laws||2010|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Central Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|Career Panel||Career Path Panel Discussion||2011|
|National Association of South Asian Law Students Associations National Conference||Working as a Government Attorney||2009|
|North American South Asian Bar Association National Conference||Working as a Government Attorney||2007|
|Network of Indian Professionals National Conference||Domestic Violence||2007|