TEMPLE TERRACE – In a city that loves to tout the achievements of people in the community, there is yet one more reason to shout.
Attorney David Bulluck, owner/president of the Bulluck Law Group in Temple Terrace, was recently heralded as fifth among heads of 56 of the fastest growing University of South Florida-led businesses in the world.
Bulluck was chosen from a field of more than 600 nominees in the USF Alumni Association’s second annual USF Fast 56, named in recognition of the year the school was founded.
To be eligible for the award each nominee must have been in business for at least three years and must have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12 months. It also must be owned or led by a USF alumnus.
Recipients are determined by an independent accounting firm.
“No university or alumni association staff see or handle the company’s submitted financial documents,” said Karla Jackson, USF Alumni Association assistant communications director.
Bulluck, a 2003 USF graduate and 2005 Stetson University College of Law graduate, said his law firm has doubled or tripled its gross revenue every year since its founding in 2008.
When he started his practice, which first focused primarily on personal injury law and later expanded into estate planning, Bulluck noted that his office consisted of a 600-square-foot space and four clients.
He has since purchased and relocated his business to an historic 1920s-era home at 306 Bullard Parkway in Temple Terrace, which he is in the process of restoring. The firm now employs three attorneys, including Bullock, and has a caseload of more than 100 clients.
“In college I was constantly planning as to the goals I wanted to achieve in my career,” Bulluck said. “Being able to achieve those goals and then to be recognized by my college where I began to set those goals in motion feels very rewarding.”
Bulluck, whose company also was named Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Small Business of the Year, said he operates his law firm on two principals.
“One, treat everyone the way I would want to be treated and two, continuous study and learning to hone my abilities as a lawyer to maximize recoveries on cases,” he said.
Click here for more on the 2014 USF Fast 56 competition and for a link to all 56 award recipients.
“These 56 business are a perfect example of the spirit of entrepreneurship and leadership that USF instills in its graduates,” Jackson said. “These business men and women have taken their USF degrees and utilized them to create jobs, contribute to the economy and become leaders in their industries.”
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