Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
University of Florida
2010 - 2012
Caitlin Szematowicz is a Partner with the firm, practicing in the areas of Civil & Commercial Litigation, Appeals, and Employment Law. Caitlin joined the firm in August 2012.
Caitlin graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in May 2012. She graduated cum laude from the University of Tampa, Honors Program, in December 2008, where she majored in Writing and received the “Outstanding Graduate in Writing” Award upon graduation.
While in law school, Caitlin worked as an appellate law clerk for a Washington D.C. law firm, extern at the United States Attorney’s Office, and a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office. She graduated law school with a Pro Bono Certificate due to her pro bono work as a research associate for the Florida Innocence Commission and was recognized in the Florida Innocence Commission’s Final Report to the Supreme Court of Florida for her extensive legal research.
Caitlin is recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and was named a Rising Star in 2018 and 2019.
Caitlin is actively involved in the legal community. She is currently serving as the Past President of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for six years. She serves on the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation’s annual professionalism seminar committee. She is also appointed to the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Professionalism Committee.
She is a Past President of the Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association and also served three years on the Barney Masterson American Inn of Court Executive Committee. She was selected as a speaker for the Florida Bar’s Practicing with Professionalism CLE in both 2014 and 2016.