Our firm has been successfully representing students at Stetson College of Law for decades. Since 1958, our firm’s founder, Anthony Battaglia, and our partners have handled scores of legal issues for Stetson students. Since I graduated from Stetson in 2000, I have carried on the tradition.
I recall when I was a student at Stetson, the professors all talked about Battaglia, Ross as having the premier lawyers in town. I recall that at least two of my classmates actually hired one of my current partners for cases- one was for a car accident injury and one was for a DUI. When I was about to graduate, I applied to many firms in the Tampa Bay area and received a lot of offers. I chose Battaglia, Ross because I recognized that not only were the lawyers politically connected, they were experienced in the types of litigation that I was drawn to. Since August 2000, I have worked at the firm and been trained by well respected and fair lawyers. Almost immediately after accepting the job, I noticed that students at Stetson would contact our firm for legal advice. Apparently, many students had been represented by my firm over the years without my knowledge.
Over the decades, I have found that many Stetson students are not familiar with the legal system in Pinellas County despite their legal education. I was one of these students and was sheltered throughout my education. I did not understand the legal system and its pitfalls until I was a practicing lawyer. Since many Stetson students are not from the area, when the students encounter problems, their parents call upon our firm to help.
Although not as frequent as an undergraduate student, Stetson students occasionally encounter legal issues. Whether a student is injured in an auto accident, having problems with disciplinary matters, or even criminal charges, our firm is equipped to help.
By being a local and experienced law firm, we are familiar with the resources available to Stetson College of Law students both through the school and in the community. We have handled countless injury cases for students injured in the Tampa Bay area. Unfortunately, we also have represented many students for criminal charges. Commonly, these criminal charges are alcohol or drug related. We have handled many DUIs, other reckless conduct such as criminal mischief, battery, stalking, as well as other serious offenses.
Although Stetson has many therapists and resources available to assist its students, there are times when a situation advances to the point where legal counsel is needed. Many families retain our office to serve as a point of contact and guide for their child after an unfortunate incident has occurred. We have helped counsel, countless young people, as they deal with unexpected legal issues. We have helped prevent arrests and criminal records when possible. Most importantly, we have assisted students during an extremely vulnerable point in their lives and helped them get their lives back on track.
If your child is a student at Stetson College of Law and you would like to speak to our office about the legal options available, please do not hesitate to call or email. We find that many issues can be resolved with prompt decision making after consultation with the family. Our office is a five-minute drive from the Stetson campus. Five of our seven lawyers are all Stetson graduates and we understand first hand the importance of hiring a trustworthy and dedicated lawyer.