Florida’s Best Lawyers 2023 Edition

Prepare and protect
your legacy.

The future of your legacy starts here:





     
    Florida’s Best Lawyers 2023 Edition

    Florida’s Best Lawyers 2023 Edition

    Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A., would like to congratulate eight of our lawyers for being recognized among the 2023 Florida’s Best Lawyers. The attorneys and the firm are honored to win such an esteemed badge of excellence in the legal profession.

    • Andrew R. Pardun
      • Real Estate Law
    • Aubrey O. Dicus, Jr.
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    • Bruce Marger
      • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
      • Trusts and Estates
    • Caitlin C. Szematowicz
      • Commercial Litigation
    • Howard P. Ross
      • Corporate Law
      • Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
    • Jonathon Douglas
      • Insurance Law
      • Litigation – Insurance
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
    • Robert Kapusta, Jr.
      • Real Estate Law
    • Sean K. McQuaid
      • Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

    Andrew R. Pardun

    Andrew R. Pardun was recognized in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for Real Estate Law.

    Andrew is currently a partner with the firm, and his areas of practice include Commercial & Residential Title Insurance, Commercial and Residential Real Estate Closings, and Business Law.

    Aubrey O. Dicus, Jr.

    Aubrey O. Dicus, Jr has been with the firm for almost 50 years and formerly served as President of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. He is recognized in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for his practice in Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation.

    Bruce Marger

    Bruce Marger is listed in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for his practice in Litigation and practice in Trusts and Estates.

    Bruce’s experience and specialty of legal practice are in the following areas: estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, income tax planning for estates and trusts, probate and trust administration, and real property law, as well as probate and trust litigation and planning related to qualified plan/IRA distributions.

    Caitlin C. Szematowicz

    Caitlin C. Szematowicz is recognized in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for her practice in Commercial Litigation.

    She is a Partner at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. and has been with the firm since August 2012. Caitlin’s practice areas include Civil & Commercial Litigation, Appeals, and Employment Law (Employers).

    Howard P. Ross

    Howard P. Ross is listed in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for his practice in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Commercial Transactions / UCC Law.

    A respected member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, with over 50 years of membership, Howard has also been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Corporate Law.

    Jonathon Douglas

    Jonathon Douglas is recognized in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for his practice in Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation, and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation.

    Robert Kapusta, Jr.

    Robert Kapusta, Jr. is recognized in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for his practice in Real Estate Law.

    Robert has extensive experience and practice in all areas of Real Estate Law. In addition, he handles Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Estate Planning, and Business and Corporate Law.

    Sean K. McQuaid

    Sean K. McQuaid is recognized in the 2023 edition of Florida’s Best Lawyers for his practice of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation.

    He is currently the President of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. Sean was also the President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association for 2020-2021. His legal expertise includes the following areas: personal injury, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, and criminal law.

    Florida’s Best Lawyers, “Distinguished by Quality”

    Recognition from Best Lawyers is among the highest accolades known to clients and professionals in the legal community. As a peer review recognition platform, they have become universally regarded as a guide to legal excellence.

    Best Lawyers’ core principle is that “the best lawyers know who the best lawyers are.” They compile a list of the most outstanding lawyers through a rigorous peer-review survey process. Then, only the top lawyers have the privilege of earning the acclaimed Best Lawyer title.

    Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer says, “Since our foundation over 40 years ago, we have been recognizing the accomplishments of top legal professionals.” “Our company proudly continues to find and present the most respected, unbiased legal awards globally.” The company also prides itself on its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They actively dedicate space for cultural programs and diversity.

    About Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A

    Founded in 1958, Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is one of the oldest law firms in Florida. They are a full-service law firm, and each attorney continues to provide exceptional work in their respective practice areas. The firm serves all types and sizes of businesses and individuals.

    For more information, visit https://www.stpetelawgroup.com.

    How Can We Help?

    Our experienced Estate Planning & Probate Attorneys are available to answer any questions you might have. 

    Tampa Bay Times

    Best of the Best
    People's Choice
    2019, 2020 & 2021

    Our Dedicated Team of

    A Divison of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.

    We handle all types of