Attorney Profile

Joseph B. Battaglia

A compassionate attorney who will be passionate about your representation

Lakewood Ranch attorney Joseph B. Battaglia has been licensed to practice law since 2008. Since then, he has represented clients in a wide range of legal matters including real estate, consumer bankruptcy, corporate bankruptcy, consumer protection, creditors’ rights, foreclosure, eviction, breach of contract claims, purchase and sale transactions, and others. Joe has represented individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, banks, mortgage servicers, and non-profit organizations. He has spoken on the topic of bankruptcy to other attorneys, and has co-authored continuing legal education books published by the Florida Bar.

As a testament to his abilities, Attorney Joseph Battaglia has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with an “AV” rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

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“He proved to be very knowledgeable in this area of expertise, always professional, and also responsive and sensitive to my needs and those of my family. He guided me through the whole process and, I believe, helped me make the best decisions in the long run for my situation.”

– a satisfied client

“Mr. Battaglia is a wonderful attorney with high ethical standards. He is trustworthy and knowledgeable. He maintains a high level of practice and is a true pleasure to work with.”

– peer review from an attorney

“Working with Joe Battaglia was a great experience. He was more than kind and helpful. I was very distraught when I came to see him and he immediately put me at ease. He was there for me every step of the way and always available to answer any of my questions and concerns. His knowledge and experience were more that I could have asked for. I will forever be grateful for his help and kindness.”

– a satisfied client

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Papers, Publications & Presentations

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court


  • Barry University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of South Florida, B.A.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association

Notable Decisions

  • In re Baker, 2015 WL 13049756, (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 2015)
  • In re Hanson, 525 B.R. 791 (Bankr.M.D.Fla. 2015)
  • In re Martinez, 515 B.R. 383 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 2014)
  • In re Layton, 480 B.R. 392 (Bankr.M.D.Fla. 2012)

Attorney Joe Battaglia assists clients in the southwest Florida region, including the cities and towns of Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Myakka City, Palmetto, Duette, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Ellenton, and Bradenton Beach.