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Meet Our Team of St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys

At Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, PA, we have helped victims recover compensation for over 60 years. There is not another law firm in St. Petersburg with such a history of success. Our longevity is due to our devotion to our clients. Because we often meet people at difficult periods in their lives, we take great measures to be open, honest, and authentic. Our clients trust us and we go to great lengths to make sure that they are pleased with our legal help.


Our firm was founded in 1958 by Anthony S. Battaglia, who was a groundbreaker in the legal community. Mr. Battaglia set an example for our personal injury attorneys to follow over the decades. He was aggressive, always prepared, and never afraid of a fight. The firm’s reputation for excellence is well-known across the area. In fact, we have been ranked by US News & World Report at a Tier 1 law firm (highest rating possible) for decades. Few firms, if any, can say the same.

Our team of personal injury attorneys has continued to carry the banner of excellence and compassion. Sean McQuaid, Jonathon Douglas, and Aubrey Dicus have followed in the footsteps of Mr. Battaglia. Each attorney has established himself at a premier level in the legal community. There is simply no team of personal injury attorneys in St. Petersburg with the level of legal talent, experience, and resources that they can bring to a case. Most importantly, our lawyers care about their clients. Our attorneys have built their reputations by helping people. You will not find us on buses, on billboards, on the radio, or on television because we strive to get to know our clients and give everyone personalized attention. If you have been injured in St. Petersburg or the Tampa Bay area, please contact us to learn more about what we may be able to do for you and your family.

Sean McQuaid

Sean McQuaid has been a practicing attorney in St. Petersburg for twenty years. He has been with our firm since his graduation from Stetson College of Law in 2000. As of January 1, 2020, he became the President of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, PA. Sean has established himself as a top personal injury attorney in town and the legal community has noticed. Sean has been elected to become the President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association for 2020-21. The St. Petersburg Bar Association consists of approximately 1100 lawyers and judges in Pinellas County and is the glue that holds the legal community together. In addition to these accomplishments, Sean has been recognized with top ratings by Martindale-Hubbel, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend Legal Elite,, and, to name a few. Sean is an Ivy League graduate of Princeton University where he played baseball and was the Captain of the team in 1997. His athletic background instilled a competitive drive in Sean and he refuses to lose. Sean will stop at virtually nothing to make sure that your personal injury case is being handled fairly by the insurance company. To learn more about Sean and how his clients value his services and results, please visit his dozens of Five star reviews.

Jonathon Douglas

Jonathon is a 2005 graduate from Stetson College of Law and is a partner at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, PA. Jonathon is a trial specialist and brings a unique eye for attention to detail to his cases. After a brief stint at the Public Defender’s Office, he joined the Hebert Law Firm and cut his teeth on many high profile cases. Eventually, he joined Goodis, Thompson & Miller, a personal injury defense firm in town. After becoming a partner there and learning the inner-workings of insurance companies for several years, he joined our firm. His legal talents have quickly established him as a force in the legal community. Since Jonathon is a life-long resident of St. Petersburg, his connections run deep. His knowledge of the people and the area gives him a tremendous advantage over the insurance companies.

Aubrey Dicus

There is likely no attorney in St. Petersburg with the reputation and credentials as Aubrey Dicus. Since his graduation from Stetson College of Law, our firm has been fortunate to call him one of our own. It is extremely rare to find lawyers who spend their entire legal career at one law firm, but we have had several. This longevity and stability is why clients trust us. They know that they will get excellent legal advice from lawyers who can be counted on. In his 46 years of practicing law, there is nothing that Aubrey hasn’t seen. He has handled some of the biggest cases in the history of St. Petersburg. His numerous multi-million injury verdicts and settlements say it all. If you want to see how a true professional handles a case, watch Aubrey. Over his career, Aubrey has mentored dozens of lawyers in our community and is the gold standard about how to handle a personal injury case. Aubrey has been acknowledged for his excellence by receiving virtually every award available. He is recognized by US News & World Report as being one of the Best Lawyers in America, is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is a Florida Super Lawyer. He is a past president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and was recently awarded with its Professionalism Award. Aubrey is dedicated to his clients and has represented many of them for decades. If you are looking for a premier, yet trustworthy lawyer, you have found the right man.

Contact a St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney:

We specialize in serious injury cases and those involving death. All of our cases are charged on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only pay us if we are able to recover money on your behalf. We work with only the best medical professionals in the area and always watch your bills to make sure your risk is minimal. If you have questions about a potential claim, our consultations are free and we will come to your home if you do not have transportation. At Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, PA, our goal is to help you.

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