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    Litigation is the core of our firm’s existence, and our law firm enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a premier trial law firm. The experienced litigators at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. have over fifty years of experience in both state court and federal court. Clients remain loyal to our law firm because they know that we assign experienced and skilled trial lawyers to handle their legal needs. The litigation lawyers at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. have experience in resolving a wide range of general and complex litigation matters. Our lawyers strive to aggressively protect our clients and resolve client disputes in a creative, cost-effective manner. Our litigation attorneys are recognized for their outstanding work in the legal industry. Shareholder Howard Ross is certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial and Business Litigation, and he has been named by Florida Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer in Business Litigation since 2006 through the present. Shareholder Aubrey Dicus has been selected by Woodward and White Publication’s Best Lawyers in America and maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent highest rating. Partner Caitlin Szematowicz is currently named as a Rising Star in Business Litigation by the Florida Super Lawyers and is a Past President of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association. Associate Andrew Pardun also currently serves on the Executive Board of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association. At Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A., every client is considered our most important client. Whether you are an individual, startup business, small business, mid-sized firm, or a large corporation, your legal issue will receive the personal attention it deserves. Our litigation department has the experience of a large firm with the personalized attention of a small firm. Our trial lawyers handle a wide range of general litigation matters, including business litigation, civil litigation, and commercial litigation. We have experience in the traditional trial setting, as well as the various methods of alternative dispute resolution which include mediation, binding arbitration, and non-binding arbitration.

    The Litigation Lawyers at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. Have Experience in Handling

    • Administrative Litigation
    • Business and Corporate Litigation
    • Computer and Software Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Civil Litigation
    • Financial Institution Litigation
    • Construction Litigation
    • Intellectual Property Litigation
    • Professional Liability Litigation
    • Securities Litigation
    • Real Estate Litigation
    • Corporate & Partnership Disputes
    • Trade Secrets Litigation
    • 1st Amendment Litigation
    • Insurance & Bad Faith Litigation
    • Intentional Torts
    • Alternate Dispute Resolution
    • Employment Contract Litigation
    • Probate and Trust Litigation

    Our Trial Lawyers Practice

    Administrative Litigation

    We handle disputes between businesses and government or regulatory agencies, including local, state and federal agencies.

    Corporate and Partnership Disputes

    Our litigation attorneys have experience handling litigation matters involving disputes among stakeholders in partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies.

    Business and Commercial Litigation

    This area of litigation includes complex commercial litigation, enforcing contracts, general business disputes, disputes with customers or vendors, unauthorized use of copyrights and trademarks, unfair competition, disputes with vendors, breach of employment contracts, and non-compete agreements.

    Financial Institution Litigation

    Our litigation lawyers handle a broad array of lending and financial disputes involving banking and financial transactions, as well as other business matters involving financial institutions.

    Computer and Software Litigation

    This includes software development, computer contracts, software failure, licensing and agreement, and patent or copyright infringement.

    Construction Litigation

    Our litigation attorneys handle claims of construction defects, construction disputes, construction delays, licensing disputes, construction liens, contract disputes, surety and insurance claims, and contractor disputes.

    Intellectual Property Litigation

    Intellectual property litigation involves business patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress.

    Professional Liability Litigation

    Our litigation lawyers have experience in cases involving negligence or malpractice claims involving accountants, engineers, architects, medical, and other professionals.

    1st Amendment Litigation

    Battaglia Ross can help defend your rights and civil liberties. Our firm handles libel, free speech, free press, freedom of religion and access to public records and meetings cases.

    Securities Litigation

    These disputes can result from purchasing stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments from securities from a broker or salesman prior to the sale of a business; the sale of a business opportunity; a loan; or the purchase of notes, bonds or other tangible or intangible property.

    Trade Secret Litigation

    Protect your business’ proprietary information by enforcing license agreements, non-disclosure agreements, trade secret agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-competition agreements. Our litigation lawyers also fight unauthorized commercial use.

    Trust & Probate Litigation

    The attorneys at Battaglia Ross represent beneficiaries, personal representatives, trustees and other interested parties in securing the rights of loved ones.

    Real Estate Litigation

    We handle contentious mortgage foreclosure actions, lawsuits between purchasers and sellers of real estate, complex commercial landlord/tenant controversies, residential eviction/tenant eviction, commercial eviction, and more.

    Insurance & Bad Faith Litigation

    Our litigation attorneys handle bad faith claims against insurance companies that have violated standards governing insurance company behavior. We also prosecute and defend appeals in first-party insurance disputes, coverage litigation, and bad faith cases.

    Bankruptcy Creditor Litigation

    We handle matters involving secured and unsecured creditors’ rights, proof of claims, debtors’ remedies, adversary proceedings, fraudulent transfer actions, preferential transfers, relief from the automatic bankruptcy stay, and more.

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Our trial attorneys resolve disputes at mediation by serving as advocates and counselors and representing clients before arbitration panels. We can assist clients in planning for the mediation or arbitration process when drafting contracts and other legal documents.

    Civil Litigation

    Our litigation attorneys represent businesses or individuals in non-criminal cases in Florida’s state and federal courts. Our lawyers will act as your advocate and fight hard to achieve the best possible outcome in civil trials, settlement conferences, mediation and other dispute resolution cases.

    Commercial Litigation

    We represent clients in commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts. We regularly tackle all types of legal issues related to business disputes, from arbitration or mediation to those involving breach of contracts, partnership agreements, or employment disputes.

    Employment Contract Litigation

    If the terms of your employment contract have been violated, our attorneys can help protect you. We will examine your contract and advise whether it can hold up in court. Alternatively, we also represent businesses to help draft employment contracts and severance agreements.

    Federal Practice

    Our litigation lawyers handle civil rights and employment matters, civil and commercial federal litigation disputes, criminal matters, appellate filing, financial, banking matters, and tax matters.

    Health Law Litigation

    Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. handles disputes and litigation affecting corporate and individual healthcare providers, subscribers and consumers.

    Quality Representation in a Broad Range of Litigation Matters

    At Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A., we strive to protect our clients, aggressively litigate, and effectively resolve our clients’ disputes. Contact our experienced litigators at 727-381-2300 today. Our litigation lawyers will provide a free consultation to review your case.



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    Litigation Lawyers

    At Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A., we strive to protect our clients, aggressively litigate, and effectively resolve our clients’ disputes.


    Our Team of
    Litigation Lawyers

    At Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A., we strive to protect our clients, aggressively litigate, and effectively resolve our clients’ disputes.


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