Aubrey O. Dicus, Jr. is President and CEO of the firm. Mr. Dicus has over 40 years of litigation experience. Upon graduation from Emory University with a degree in Economics, Mr. Dicus attended Stetson Law School from 1971-1974. He joined partners Anthony S. Battaglia and Howard P. Ross in 1974.
Mr. Dicus’ litigation experience of over 40 years has been multifaceted. His criminal litigation has involved everything from capital murder cases to substantial white-collar crime representation. His personal injury practice involves automobile accident cases, products liability and significant medical malpractice claims. His civil litigation cases have involved complex commercial contract litigation, extensive probate and estate litigation and class action anti-trust matters from both Plaintiff and Defense perspectives. Commercial litigation has involved successful multimillion-dollar claims. Mr. Dicus has represented government agencies including the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department and municipalities in government related litigation.
Mr. Dicus has been selected by Woodward and White Publication’s “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of Personal Injury for both Plaintiff and defendants. He has been named as a Florida Super Lawyer for several years and maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV pre-eminent highest rating.
Mr. Dicus is highly respected in his legal community and has served its local Bar in several capacities. Mr. Dicus is a past President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. He has been President of the Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association. He served as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Dicus was selected and served as Master of the Bench with the American Inns of Court Foundation, Pinellas County Chapter, and Barney Masterson Inn of Court. He received “The Barney” for his professionalism, civility, ethics and legal excellence. Mr. Dicus was also selected and served as Master of the Bench American Inn of Court, the Hillsborough County Chapter, Goldberg Inn of Court. He remains a sustaining member of both Inns. He has served on the Stetson Law School Advisory Council and as President of the Stetson Lawyers Association. Mr. Dicus was awarded the 2007 Stetson President’s Award.
Aside from his services in the legal community he has been active and serves the Tampa Bay Community at Large. He is an active member in the Tampa Bay Community and has served in the Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida as the Governor’s Representative on the Community Development Corporation, Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. He also served on the Pinellas Emergency Mental Health Services Advisory Board and Finance Committee.
He can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (727) 381-2300 ext. 209.