About Dan Bushell

Meet Dan

Daniel A. (Dan) Bushell, Esq. is a Florida Bar Board Certified Appellate Practice Specialist who represents businesses and individuals with complex and difficult issues in appeals and complex litigation.

Dan received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2002) and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (B.A. in Economics, 1996), winning numerous academic awards along the way. He and his firm have come to be regarded as a resource for clients and other lawyers who need help with precarious legal predicaments. The issues Dan is brought in to tackle are often complex, the stakes are often high, and the odds are often long. He has been repeatedly recognized by his peers as a Florida Super Lawyer, including in 2012 (Rising Star), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019, and 2020.

Dan’s cases involve commercial/business litigation, real estate and lending transactions, divorce and family law litigation, personal/bodily injuries, bankruptcy litigation, probate and guardianship disputes, class actions, and other areas of substantive law, both federal and state.

Prior to founding his own firm, Dan practiced with premiere complex litigation firms in Pennsylvania and Florida, with practices that extended nation-wide. He forged his skills litigating highly complex cases against some of the world’s largest law firms, with millions and sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.

Dan’s work has resulted in numerous precedent-setting decisions—from courts in Florida and throughout the country. He has authored numerous articles published in legal and business publications, such as the Florida Bar Journal, the Daily Business Review, the Record, and other periodicals, and presented on appellate practice and other subjects at Continuing Legal Education programs.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., May 2002
  • University of Michigan, B.A. in Economics, December 1996

Professional Associations

  • Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • University of Michigan Alumni Club of Miami-Fort Lauderdale (Board of Directors, 2017-2019)

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, Northern District of Illinois, and Western District of Pennsylvania

Why Choose Bushell Law, P.A.


Dan Bushell has been recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice for his expertise in appeals. He has been practicing law for more than 17 years. In that time, he has litigated hundreds of cases, and successfully represented clients in many dozens of appeals. After more than eight years litigating complex federal litigation and appeals throughout the United States, he founded Bushell Law in 2011 to focus solely on appeals and complex litigation.


When you hire our firm, we act as part of your team. You know you can count on us to be there with you from developing a strategy through the end of all appeals.


We represent each client as though he or she were our only client. Our goal is to make the most effective arguments on our client’s behalf, to ensure our client is put in the best position to achieve the best outcome possible.

Our Philosophy



We believe preparation is the key to success. Understanding not only your position, but your opponent’s position is critical for success. There is no substitute for thorough research, making a sound argument based on precedent and practice, practice, practice.



We believe in setting clear expectations, proactive communication, and collaboration with the client and the team. When the entire litigation team and the client are on the same page regarding litigation strategy and understanding of the law, we can be most persuasive and most likely to prevail.



Our job is to represent the interests of our clients. There is no substitute for zealous representation–100 percent commitment to achieving the desired outcome. We never lose sight of the fact that we are working for our clients and our goal is to make the most legally sound and persuasive argument to the court on our client’s behalf so that our client achieves the desired outcome.

Let’s Work Together