Rishi S. Bagga, Esq. (J.D., LL.M.) is an attorney with experience in civil matters, including civil litigation, commercial, employment, hospitality, and a variety of other legal issues. Rishi previously worked at a statewide law firm focused on insurance defense issues as well as operated a solo practice handling both civil and criminal cases. 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 Doctor (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 is an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College in Orlando where he teaches Hospitality Law to students in the Hospitality & Tourism Management program. He has been recognized as a Certified Hospitality Administrator (CHA) by the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Rishi is a member of the National Advisory Council for the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA North America) and served as SABA North America’s President during 2017-2018. Prior to this position, he served as the President-Elect, Vice-President of Community Outreach as well as the Vice-President of Convention, where he was in charge of the 2015 National Conference in Orlando. He is a past president of the South Asian Bar Association of Florida and has served in various national and state roles with SABA.
Rishi currently serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for UCF’s College of Sciences and sits on the steering committee for UCF’s India Center. He previously served as 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.