ST. PETERSBURG - Brian Battaglia, a St. Petersburg attorney and lifelong resident, is running for Circuit Court Judge, Group 16, which encompasses all of Pinellas and Pasco counties.
Battaglia has been practicing law for 27 years and is president and shareholder of Brian P. Battaglia, P.A. and Bay Mediations. Battaglia is a past recipient of the Sixth Circuit Pro Bono Award and the St. Petersburg Bar Associationís Pro Bono Award. He has argued at every level of the state court system, including the Florida Supreme Court. In 1995, Battaglia became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator.
Battaglia previously served on the St. Petersburg Bar Associationís Pro Bono Panel, as well as the Community Law Program Inc. He currently serves on the UPARC Foundation Board and is on the Board of Directors for the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce.
Battaglia and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 27 years and have two sons.