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Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A Welcomes New Attorney: Alec Waid

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. welcomes Alec Waid, an experienced trial attorney, to their ranks. Mr. Waid will use his formidable trial skill set to represent clients in general civil litigation, commercial litigation, and criminal defense.

Alec is a native of Tampa Bay. His collegiate journey began at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science with minors in Economics and Criminology. Alec’s tenure at the University of South Florida was marked by his active involvement in the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and dedicated service within the Student Government. While at USF, he was elected the Student Body Vice President.

Alec pursued his law degree at the University of Miami School of Law. While there, Alec honed his skills by spearheading the Miami Law Trial Team and even won the title of top trial advocacy student in the Litigation Skills Program. He was also a member of both the Moot Court Team and the Inter-American Law Review. Alec graduated cum laude and was inducted into The Order of Barristers Advocacy Honor Society.

Post-graduation, he returned to Tampa Bay and began a four-year tenure as a prosecutor/Assistant State Attorney for the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office. His rise to Special Prosecutor within the Gang Unit attests to his diligence, passion, and toughness. While an Assistant State Attorney, he had 25 jury trials that ranged from violent crimes to drug trafficking offenses to DUI. Some of these cases involved elaborate schemes and national money laundering operations supporting organized crime syndicates. Alec’s noteworthy victories spanned from combatting firearm-related offenses to navigating the intricacies of hate crimes—showcasing Alec’s trial flexibility.

Moreover, Alec’s commitment extends beyond the courtroom -he is an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at Stetson University College of Law.

Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. is excited for such a talented lawyer to join the team. Mr. Waid will undoubtedly make a huge difference in helping clients throughout Tampa Bay and in the legal community.

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