Philip T. Rush


As the firm’s finance director, Philip T. Rush provides Moss & Barnett with more than 25 years of leadership in law firm financial management.  He has been with Moss & Barnett for more than 15 years and is responsible for the policies and practices in the following areas of the firm:

  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Client intake and accounting
  • Cash management and banking relationships
  • Retirement benefit reporting and compliance
  • Risk management
  • Tax and regulatory compliance

During his years at Moss & Barnett, Phil has developed a team that provides quality service quickly and efficiently while ensuring adherence to firm policies and practices. 

Phil started his career in public accounting in the Twin Cities after attending college at Michigan Tech in the upper peninsula of Michigan.  Phil’s high school counselor wisely noted his affinity for numbers, which spurred his career choice.  Phil continues to enjoy the challenge of providing valuable financial information to the firm’s management.

Professional Associations

  • Association of Legal Administrators-Minnesota Chapter (ALAMN) – Finance Director, 2016-2017; Communications Director, 2015-2016; Communications Committee Co-chair, 2014-2015; Region 3 Conference Committee, 2012; Finance SIG Chair, 2006; Member, 1999-Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Legal Manager (CLM)
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Minnesota
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant


  • Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, B.S., Business Administration/Accounting

Community Involvement

  • Minnesota CPA Business & Industry Advisory Council