Howard P. Ross B.C.S.2021-07-26T17:38:42-04:00

Howard P. Ross B.C.S.

St Petersburg Real Estate Attorney

Howard P. Ross has practiced with Battaglia, Ross, Dicus, and McQuaid, P.A. and its predecessors since his graduation from Stetson University College of Law in 1964, one of the longest continuous relationships in St. Petersburg. He was also a law clerk at the firm before he graduated.

Mr. Ross is recognized as a 50 year member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association. Mr. Ross’ entire career has been devoted to a broad range of Business Litigation and Business Law including bank transactions, real estate and commercial and residential title insurance. As a result of his experience, Mr. Ross has acquired the ability to quickly and therefore economically analyze complex litigation and transactional matters, and determine the course of action that is in the clients’ best interests.

Mr. Ross is a Board Certified Business Litigation and also a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer as he has been since the programs started. Mr. Ross is a legal expert dedicated to professional excellence in Business Litigation. Mr. Ross is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Commercial Roster of Neutrals, the Large, Complex Commercial Case Panel, and the M&A and Joint Venture Panel. Mr. Ross has been named as a Florida Super Lawyer, listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell AV pre-eminent rating, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law, America’s Most Honored Professionals, and he has an AVVO 10 rating.

Endeavoring to remain a well rounded Business Lawyer, Mr. Ross handles both transactional and litigation matters utilizing the knowledge gained in one to assist in the other. He has handled a wide variety of simple and complex Business Litigation and Business Transactions, including business relationship disputes, securities litigation, financial transactions, foreclosures, construction litigation, insurance coverage, quiet title, bankruptcy creditors litigation, fraudulent conveyances, contract litigation and corporate and LLC litigation in state and federal courts. He has structured and documented complex settlements and a variety of transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, day-to-day corporate and business matters, loan transactions, title insurance, corporate and other Business Entity formations, and contracts.

Because of his strong commitment to the community, Mr. Ross has provided assistance through teaching and publications. His teaching includes Trial Practice, Sales, Bank Deposits and Collections at Stetson College of Law; Business Entities at the Entrepreneurial Academy of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and numerous continuing education programs. Publications include Florida Corporations, West Group; Managing Discovery in Commercial and Business Litigation, ABA; Acquisition and Disposition of a Small Corporation, and Interlocutary Appeals, The Florida Bar.

Volunteerism has become a way of life for Mr. Ross. Mr. Ross was the “Dean” of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurial Academy for 11 years and has been a Treasurer, Director, Legal Counsel, Chair of the Board for the Chamber, Member of the Year; President and Legal Advisor to the St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing, Inc., Member of the (St. Petersburg Police) Citizens Review Committee (Co-Chair and Sub-Committee Chair); and a member of the Community Alliance, a bi-racial organization formed in 1968. Currently, Mr. Ross provides assistance to Veterans through the Stetson College of Law Veterans Pro Bono Program and regularly judges trial competition held as Stetson College of Law.

Mr. Ross is available to serve as a voluntary Trial Resolution Judge pursuant to Chapter 44, Florida Statutes, a party selected arbitrator, and while not certified he has served as an mediator in business and real property matters.

Mr. Ross provides title insurance for residential and commercial real estate transactions and has done so for most of his 50 years.

Howard P. Ross B.C.S.

St Petersburg Real Estate Attorney


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor’s Degree
Political Science
1957 – 1961

Stetson University College of Law

Juris Doctor (J.D.)
1961 – 1964

Professional Associations & Memberships

Florida Bar


Young Lawyer Section

Board of Governors

Federal Rules Committee


Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section


Civil Trial Certification Committee


Business Litigation Certification Committee

Vice Chair

Federal Court Practice Committee


St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce


American Arbitration Association’s National Commercial Roster of Neutrals


St. Petersburg Neighborhood Housing, Inc.

Past President

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