Criminal Defense Attorney Sean K. McQuaid2018-11-29T15:01:02+00:00

Sean K. McQuaid

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Sean K. McQuaid is a named partner and shareholder at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, PA., a nationally ranked Tier 1 law firm by US News & World Reports. He became the youngest named partner in the history of the 60+ year old law firm.

Sean K. McQuaid is a Martindale Hubbel AV-rated attorney, receiving the highest ranking possible from his peers, the judges he practices in front of, and his clients. He has received a perfect ranking and client’s choice award from avvo.com and from 2013-2015, was recognized in Florida’s top 40 under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He was named as Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2014 and 2015, an honor received by less than 2.5% of all practitioners. He was also named as a Florida Trend Legal Elite’s Up and Comer for 2014. He has been named a Florida Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters from 2016 to the present.

Mr. McQuaid prides himself on his community involvement and service to the community. He is currently serving his second term on the St. Pete Bar Association Executive Committee where he remains connected to our legal community.

Mr. McQuaid has been a resident of the St. Petersburg area since August 1997 when he began his legal studies at Stetson University College of Law, eventually graduating with Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration degrees. During law school he was a member of the Moot Court Board from 1998 through 2000, arguing in competitions across the country.

While at Princeton University from 1993-97, Mr. McQuaid was a 4-year varsity letterman and was the captain of the Princeton University Baseball Team his senior year.

In addition to his impressive legal practice and accolades, Mr. McQuaid has also been recognized for his service to the community. In August 2010, Governor Charlie Crist appointed him to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixth Judicial Circuit covering Pinellas and Pasco counties. The Commission is responsible for nominating both county and circuit court judges to the Governor for appointment. The term of his appointment ran from August 20, 2010 through March 2015.

Mr. McQuaid also was appointed by St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and City Council in October 2011 to serve on the City of St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board where he served as Chairman of the Board in 2014 and 2016. Mr. McQuaid has also been on the Board of the Harbor Isle Homeowners’ Association in St. Petersburg since 2006, where he served for 9 of those years as President. He is a member of the St. Petersburg Sports Alliance and remains extremely active in the community.

Sean K. McQuaid

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Sean K. McQuaid has been a resident of the St. Peterburg area since August 1997 when he began his legal studies at Stetson University College of Law, eventually graduating with Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration degrees. During law school he was a member of the Moot Court Board from 1998 through 2000, arguing in national competitions across the country.

While at Princeton University from 1993-97, Mr. McQuaid was a 4-year varsity letterman and was the captain of the Princeton University Baseball Team his senior year.

Sean McQuaid is a Martindale Hubbel AV-rated attorney, receiving the highest ranking possible from his peers, the judges he practices in front of, and his clients. He has received a perfect ranking and client’s choice award from Avvo.com and from 2013-2015, was recognized in Florida’s top 40 under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He was named as Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2014 and 2015, an honor received by less than 2.5% of all practitioners. He was also named as a Florida Trend Legal Elite’s Up and Comer for 2014.  Personal Injury Attorney Sean McQuaid has held the Florida Super Lawyer title from 2016 to the present.

In addition to his impressive legal practice and accolades, Mr. McQuaid has also been recognized for his service to the community. In August 2010, Governor Charlie Crist appointed him to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixth Judicial Circuit covering Pinellas and Pasco counties. The Commission is responsible for nominating both county and circuit court judges to the Governor for appointment. The term of his appointment ran from August 20, 2010 through March 2015.

Mr. McQuaid also was appointed by St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and City Council in October 2011 to serve on the Nuisance Abatement Board where he served as Chairman in 2014 and continues to dedicate his time as a member of the Board. Mr. McQuaid has also been on the Board of the Harbor Isle Homeowners’ Association in St. Petersburg for the past 8 years, where he served for 6 of those years as President. He is a member of the St. Petersburg Sports Alliance and remains extremely active in the community.

Practice Areas

Memberships

  • Florida Bar

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Executive Committee from 2015-present
  • St. Petersburg Sports Alliance

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
    Juris Doctor/Masters in Business Administration, Law
    1997 – 2000

  • Princeton University
    Bachelor’s degree
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
    1993 – 1997

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