Clifford Bush III
Clifford Bush III holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Benedict College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kent State University, where he graduated with honors. He received his law degree from Howard University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Trial Advocacy Team, Sigma Delta Tau Legal Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Howard University’s Public Interest Society. Immediately following law school, Mr. Bush joined Harvey & Battey as an associate. He then became a partner with Bush, Doughty & Jones until he formed the Law Office of Clifford Bush III in 2006. While the Law Office of Clifford Bush III is a general civil litigation law firm, Clifford concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, social security disability and wrongful death.
Mr. Bush is currently the Chief Judge of the Municipal Court in the town of Bluffton. He also serves as a Major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps., U.S. Army Reserves. He is happily married to Aretha Rhone-Bush and has a daughter, Savannah, and a son, Rasheem. Outside the firm, Clifford takes every opportunity to speak to young people, encouraging them to continue with their education and give back to their community.
Courtney Nichole Gilchrist graduated Magna Cum Laude from Savannah State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a native of McCormick, South Carolina but was raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She is the eldest daughter of Melisa Gilchrist and Andy O’Neal.
Ms. Gilchrist received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity, Moot Court Honor Board Team, Internal Vice President for Florida Coastal School of Law Student Bar Association, and Undergraduate Chair for the Black Law Student Association.
Throughout the years, Ms. Gilchrist has served Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina communities. She has implemented superior endeavors positioned upon scholarship, public service, equality, unity, justice, health and wellness. Immediately following law school, Ms. Gilchrist joined the Law Office of Clifford Bush, III, LLC as a law clerk and shortly after became the Civil Litigation Department Chair.
Ms. Gilchrist is currently an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Clifford Bush, III, LLC. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, American Bar Association, and a mentor for at-risk-youth. Outside the firm, Ms. Gilchrist is a motivational speaker that encourages people on the importance of a quality education, trade experiences, investing in their communities, and molding future leaders.