Our Associates

Leonard A. McCue
FJA Eagle

Leonard A. McCue, J.D.
Attorney at Law

Attorney McCue received his law degree attending both Western New England University School of Law and the University of Florida’s Law School. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and a Masters degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He left the cold of Massachusetts to practice law in the warmth of Florida. Attorney McCue practices only in the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. Attorney McCue has served as Trial Lead Council and continues to provide the firm's clients with full litigation services through staff resources solely dedicated to litigation.

In order to stay abreast of the constantly changing laws relating to automobile insurance and personal injury, Attorney McCue has attended innumerable Florida Bar sponsored seminars. Additionally, he has attended seminars sponsored by both the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice.

Attorney McCue is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, Manatee Bar Association, Pinellas County Bar Association and the Pinellas and Manatee Trial Lawyers Associations.

Attorney McCue's wife, Barbara, is the Executive Assistant with the law firm.

Attorney McCue's hobby is participating in Motorsports, throughout the Eastern United States. He and his wife, Barbara, are the owners/founders of Q Motorsports Family Student Racer Scholarship Program, a 501(c)(3) charity.

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Derek A. Reams
FJA Member

Derek A. Reams
Board Certified Trial Attorney

Attorney Derek A. Reams is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney specializing in motor vehicle crashes, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian and bicycle crashes, tractor-trailer crashes and premises liability cases. Mr. Reams is the head of the firm’s litigation department and he has been with Q Auto & Injury Attorneys since January 2005. A native Floridian born in Tallahassee, Florida, Mr. Reams played collegiate baseball at both Florida State University and the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice in 1997.

After graduating from Southern Mississippi and before attending law school, Mr. Reams worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and completed the Minimum Standards Training Course to become a law enforcement officer with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. In 1999 Mr. Reams began law school at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and graduated with honors in December 2001.

After graduating from Ole Miss, Mr. Reams worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Pinellas County Florida from January 2002 until January 2005. Mr. Reams has more than 70 jury trials and, after passing a rigorous written examination and obtaining recommendations from other attorneys and judges, he obtained Florida’s Civil Trial Attorney Board Certification in 2013. Less than 7% of all of Florida’s licensed attorneys are Board Certified in their area of specialty. Mr. Reams is also admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court Middle District of Florida and has successfully argued appeals before Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals.

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Sandra L. Bucha
FJA Member

Sandra L. Bucha

Attorney Sandra Bucha received her Bachelor’s of Art degree in History, with distinction, from Stanford University in 1976 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University in 1979. A former prosecutor and public defender, Attorney Bucha has extensive jury trial experience. Since 1990 Attorney Bucha has also successfully represented plaintiffs in all areas of civil jury trial litigation and currently devotes her expertise to the area of medical malpractice with the firm.

Attorney Bucha is a member of the state bars for the states of Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin. Attorney Bucha is also a member of the Federal District Court trial bars for the Middle District of Florida, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association.

Read an article about the potential risks associated with surgery by Sandra Bucha:
Were You Really Told the Potential Risks of Your Surgery?

For more about Sandra's career and achievements, click the following links.
Open Water Pedia: Sandra Bucha, World-Class Sprinter and Professional Marathon Swimmer


Edward Izquierdo, J.D.
FJA Member NTL Top 40 Under 40

Edward Izquierdo, J.D.

Attorney Edward Izquierdo works in the Demands Division and has been with Q Auto & Injury Attorneys since December 2013. Attorney Izquierdo handles pre-litigation negotiations with the insurance companies. Attorney Izquierdo graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. He earned his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law. While studying at Stetson, he interned for the Honorable David Demers and was treasurer of the Stetson Freethinkers Society, an on-campus student organization focused on public speaking and debate skills.

Attorney Izquierdo is a member of the American Bar Association, the Manatee County Bar Association and St. Petersburg Bar Association. Attorney Izquierdo is available to represent clients in auto accidents and other personal injury claims and is fluent in Spanish to assist clients in need of a Spanish speaking attorney.


Shawn A. Goforth, J.D.
Shawn A. Goforth, J.D.

Attorney Shawn Goforth works in our personal injury litigation division as a trial attorney. He is a United States Air Force veteran with over 10 years of service. In the Air Force, Mr. Goforth worked as an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft mechanic. While stationed in northern Japan he cross-trained to become a paralegal. As a paralegal he assisted attorneys in the military justice (criminal) and claims (lawsuits against the government) divisions.

After serving several years as a paralegal Mr. Goforth was hand selected to teach the Paralegal Studies Apprentice Course at the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. He served at bases in Misawa, Japan, Phoenix, Arizona, and Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Troy State University, in Montgomery (his last duty station) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 2001. Mr. Goforth then left the Air Force to pursue his desire to become a trial attorney.

Attorney Goforth attended law school at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida graduating in 2006. He gained extensive jury trial experience while working as an assistant public defender for over 11 years handling cases from misdemeanor to punishable by life offenses. Mr. Goforth brings this breadth of knowledge and experience to Q Auto & Injury Attorneys to zealously advocate on behalf of our clients.

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Caitlin Finneman
Caitlin Finneman, J.D.

Attorney Caitlin Finneman works in our personal injury litigation division as a trial attorney. Attorney Finneman graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. She earned her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2016. While studying at Tulane, she was a student attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic.

Attorney Finneman is a member of the Hillsborough Bar Association. She brings her experience to Q Auto & Injury Attorneys to zealously advocate on behalf of our clients. She is available to represent clients in auto accidents and other personal injury claims.

Attorney Finneman is a volunteer with the United Way Suncoast.