Tom Bush
President & Senior Partner of TBLG

"For lack of wood a fire goes out."

- Proverbs 26:20

Biography

Tom Bush has been an attorney in the State of Florida since 1973 and in the State of North Carolina since 1987. Tom is the Senior Partner of law at the Tom Bush Law Group in Mecklenburg County, a five member law firm practicing only Family Law. Mr. Bush has AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell, and is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law. Tom is knowledgeable in family law matters with over thirty years of experience. He is also an instrument rated pilot, participant with angel flight, and is an avid salt and fresh water fisherman.


Certified Legal Specialties

Family Law Specialist, North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization


Classes/Seminars

Continuing Education Family Law Speaker, 2008

Seminar Speaker NC Bar Association Intensive Family Seminars in Greensboro and Wilmington, 2017-2018


Fraternities/Sororities

Pi Kappa Alpha


Education

University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
J.D. - 1973

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
B.A. - 1970
Major: International Affairs

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1973
North Carolina, 1987
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1976
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1976
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1976
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1976
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1987
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1987
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1987

Experience

Broward County Public Defender's Office, Capital Crimes and Major Felonies, 1973 - 1976

Murray and Bush, 1976 - 1980

Law Offices of Tom Bush, 1980 - 1987
Bush Thurman and Wilson, Charlotte, NC, 1988 - 1999
Bush & Powers, 1999 - 2009

Elected Office

State of Florida House of Representatives, 1978 - 1982

Oakland Park City Attorney, 1983 - 1985

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, Vice-Chair, 1994 - 1996

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, Chairman

Pro Bono Activities

Angel Flight Volunteer Pilot

Homeless Kitchen Chef, 2005 - 2011

Prison Ministry Chef, 2006 - 2011

Food Service Calvary Volunteer, 2010 - Present


Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell Highest recognition available in skill and ethics by fellow colleagues and the Judiciary
  • Rated by NC Business and Legal Elite one of Highest Rated Family Lawyers in NC
  • Rated by National Advocates one of Top 100 Lawyers in State
  • “Top Lawyers in Charlotte” Charlotte Magazine
  • Super Lawyers 2018 Selectee
  • Top 10 Family Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocates