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Sean Keith McQuaid

Sean Keith McQuaid

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, Litigation

About Me


Sean McQuaid is a Shareholder with the firm practicing in the areas of criminal defense, general civil litigation, and personal injury.


His personal injury practice has steadily expanded and he represents those injured in automobile accidents, slip and falls as well as wrongful death matters. 



Mr. McQuaid's criminal practice involves representation of defendants charged with serious crimes in State and Federal courts.  He also represents those charged with traffic offenses including DUIs and all other misdemeanor offenses.  His office is only 1 mile away from the south county traffic court at 1800 66th St. in St. Petersburg and he is before that court regularly.



His civil practice also covers a wide range of areas. Mr.McQuaid handles general civil litigation, commercial litigation, contract litigation and trust and probate litigation as well as consulation for numerous business matters.



Mr. McQuaid is a member of the Florida Bar,the Bar of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the St.Petersburg Bar Association.



In August 2010, Governor Charlie Crist appointed Mr.McQuaid to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. The term of his appointment began on August 20, 2010.  The Commission is responsible for recommending judical appointments to the Governor in Pinellas and Pasco counties.  Mr. McQuaid serves on the City of St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board and was elected Chairman for 2014.  Mr.McQuaid also served on the Executive Committee of the Suncoast Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He was the President of the Harbor Isle Homeowners' Association for 6 years and is still on the Board, is a member of the St. Petersburg Sports Alliance and remains extremely active in the Community.



Mr. McQuaid has been a resident of St. Peterburg since August of 1997 when he began his legal studies at Stetson University College of Law. During law school he was a member of the Moot Court Board from 1998 through 2000. He joined the firm in August of 2000.



While at Princeton University, Mr.McQuaid was a four (4) year varsity letterman, captain of the Princeton Baseball Team and a member of Kappa Alpha Order.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    15 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    15 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    15 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    15 years
  5. Litigation: 5%
    15 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

69 total 

  • Matthew D Sandburg

    Sean is an excellent attorney and a fighter for his clients. I would strongly recommend him to a friend or colleague with a personal injury matter. I highly endorse this lawyer.

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    Matthew Sandburg Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Dmitriy Shakhnevich Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

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

980 Tyrone Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710-6333

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Legal Elite Up & ComerFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
AvvoClients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
Best Law Firms in AmericaU.S. News2010
Judicial Nominating CommissionFlorida Governor Charlie Christ2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBattaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid P.A f/k/a Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, PA2000 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
City of St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement BoardBoard Member2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Judicial Nomination CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Make-A-Wish Foundation-Advisory BoardExecutive Committee2009 - 2012
Harbor Isle Homeowner's AssociationPresident2008 - 2014
Florida BarMember2000 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wrongful Death Case$850,000 Settlement
Commercial Civil Law: Breach of ContractJury Verdict in Favor of My Client: Recovered All Unpaid Funds Plus Attorney's Fees & Costs
County Criminal Court: CRIMINAL LAWIn Favor of Defendant

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus, & Wein: BlogSecond District Court of Appeals Sets Limits to Battered Woman Syndrome2012
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus, & Wein: BlogLimits to Battered Woman Syndrome2012
Battaglia, Ross , Dicus, & Wein: BlogThe Best Way To Fight A Traffic Ticket2012
U.S. NewsBest Law Firms in America2010
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus, & Wein: BlogImportance of Uninsured Motorist Insurance in FloridaN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA - Masters2000
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Princeton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Membership MeetingJudicial Nominating Commission2014
Make-A-Wish Foundation BeachwalkChairman: Make-A-Wish Foundation Beachwalk2011
Make-A-Wish Foundation BeachwalkMaster of Ceremonies: Make-A-Wish Foundation Beachwalk2011
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Defense2010
Make-A-Wish Foundation BeachwalkChairman: Make-A-Wish Foundation Beachwalk2010
Make-A-Wish Foundation BeachwalkMaster of Ceremonies: Make-A-Wish Foundation Beachwalk2010
Florida Bar, Judicial Nomination CommitteeJudicial Nominating Commission2010
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationCriminal Law2009
Pinellas County Bar AssociationCriminal Law2009
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Defense2009
Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity BeachwalkMaster of Ceremonies: Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Beachwalk2009
Make-A-Wish Foundation BeachwalkChairman: Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Beachwak2009
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationCriminal Law2008
Pinellas County Bar AssociationCriminal Law2008
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Law2008
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationCriminal Defense2007
Pinellas County Bar AssociationCriminal Defense2007
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Law2007
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationCriminal Law2006
Pinellas County Bar AssociationCriminal Defense2006
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Defense2006
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationCriminal Law2005
Pinellas County Bar AssociationCriminal Law2005
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Defense2005
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationCriminal Defense2004
Pinellas County Bar AssociationCriminal Law2004
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCriminal Defense2004