Firm Overview Protecting Your Rights... It's What We Do

About Nance Cacciatore

Melbourne Personal Injury Law Firm

Founded in 1963, Nance Cacciatore is a leading personal injury law firm in Melbourne, Florida. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping injured individuals and their families get back on their feet after serious accidents. If you or someone you love was injured due to the careless, reckless, or negligent actions of another, we can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed.

What Sets Us Apart?

With a team of award-wining, board-certified attorneys and dedicated support staff, our firm is prepared to help you navigate the personal injury system. We utilize our expertise in civil trial law to aggressively negotiate for favorable settlements and pursue litigation whenever necessary. We understand just how important it is that you recover the maximum compensation you are owed, which is why we never back down from even the toughest of challenges.

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If you would like to discuss the specifics of your case with a member of our legal team, please call (321) 233-9885 or contact us online today.

Why Choose Our Firm?

We also recognize that a serious injury or the loss of a loved one is an incredibly difficult thing to cope with. We believe you should spend this time focusing on healing—not on fighting the insurance company or worrying about going to court. To that end, we provide compassionate, comprehensive legal services from start to finish. You can count on our Melbourne personal injury lawyers to be there for you every step of the way, ready to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

At Nance Cacciatore, we are proud to offer:

  • Personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs
  • The highest level of ethics and professionalism
  • A team of board-certified, expert attorneys
  • Over 150 years of collective experience and three generations of legal practice
  • A long history of success in numerous significant, historic cases
  • Free initial consultations and contingency fees

Our attorneys have been widely recognized for their commitment to their clients, as well as their record of winning results. Each of our lawyers has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list, a distinct honor reserved only for a select few practicing attorneys in each state. Members of our team have also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association, and Martindale-Hubbell, which has honored several of our attorneys with the prestigious AV® Preeminent peer-review rating.

Simply put: when it comes to representing you and your rights, our attorneys have what it takes to go up against major insurance providers, trucking companies, medical professionals, and other powerful entities. We know how to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed, and we are ready to leverage all our resources, skills, and experience to benefit you and your case.

Walking Alongside You...
It's What We Do.

Our Melbourne attorneys have over 150 years combined experience and are dedicated to defending your rights.

Meet Your Dedicated Team

Committed to Protecting Your Rights
  • James H. Nance
  • Sammy Cacciatore
  • John N. Hamilton
  • Sam M. Cacciatore
  • Maddison Cacciatore-Straus
  • Michael P. Sapourn
  • David Gorewitz
  • Spencer
  • James H. Nance James H. Nance


    Jim Nance, whose lifelong nickname is “Booty”, obtained the first $100,000 verdict and the first $1 million dollar verdict in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit which includes Seminole and Brevard Counties.
    James H. Nance Photo
  • Sammy Cacciatore Sammy Cacciatore


    In addition to obtaining numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for people injured in auto accidents or victims of medical or professional malpractice, Sammy Cacciatore helped rewrite legal history in 1973.
    Sammy  Cacciatore Photo
  • John N. Hamilton John N. Hamilton


    An ex-prosecutor, Jack Hamilton has tried more than 100 jury trials to verdict. A member of the firm since 1984, his practice currently concentrates on medical malpractice, product liability, and complex personal injury cases.
    John N. Hamilton Photo
  • Sam M. Cacciatore Sam M. Cacciatore


    Sam Cacciatore, a native to Melbourne, joined the firm in 1998 following several years as an assistant state attorney in Brevard County. He prosecuted crimes and tried numerous jury trials, obtaining extensive courtroom experience.
    Sam M. Cacciatore Photo
  • Maddison Cacciatore-Straus Maddison Cacciatore-Straus


    Maddison Cacciatore-Straus, raised in Brevard County, pursued a legal career due to the inspiration and admiration she felt ...
    Maddison  Cacciatore-Straus Photo
  • Michael P. Sapourn Michael P. Sapourn

    Of Counsel

    Mr. Sapourn has more than 35 years of experience as a full-time insurance agent. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor (“CIC”) and a Certified Risk Manager (“CRM”).
    Michael P. Sapourn Photo
  • David Gorewitz David Gorewitz

    Of Counsel

    Attorney at Law David Gorewitz works primarily in the areas of maritime personal injury, insurance disputes, and general personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death.
    David  Gorewitz Photo
  • Spencer Spencer

    Office Manager

    Spencer is Nance Cacciatore's office mascot and manager. When he is not helping our attorneys throughout the day, you can find him napping, eating, or sunbathing outside.
    Spencer   Photo

Fighting for Your Rights...
It's What We Do

  • Professional & Efficient

    “Mr. Cacciatore and his staff were very professional and efficient in successfully settling my case in record time.”

    - George W.
  • Extremely Grateful

    “You and your firm smoothed the road. I want you to know that I believe the Nance Cacciatore Law firm performed flawlessly on my behalf.”

    - Michael
  • Always Kept Me Informed

    “You all were wonderful, I never needed a lawyer before and I’m glad that I chose you. The whole process was very simple and smooth for me.”

    - Susan
  • Great Law Firm

    “They paid extra special attention to every case and make you feel like you’re their only case. Their reputation and record are spotless. You can’t go wrong by choosing them to represent you.”

    - Kevin
  • Highly Recommend

    “They truly care about you and your family. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about standing up for your rights against Giants who would definitely prevent you from getting what is fair in the present and future.”

    - Kevin

Successful Outcomes

  • $11.3 Billion The Tobacco Case

    The Florida case – which was the second in the nation to be filed – was settled on August 24, 1997, for $11.3 Billion. The tobacco case turned out to be the largest civil case in the history of American jurisprudence and the Florida case was the largest in the history of Florida.

  • $10.3 Million Condominium Collapse

    Nance Cacciatore was one of three law firms that secured a $10.3 million settlement for victims of the Harbour Cay Condo that collapsed, resulting in 11 deaths and a number of injuries.

  • $6.4 Million Auto Accident

    During an eight-day trial, Jack Hamilton and Sammy Cacciatore presented critical evidence that the accident was caused by the driver of a rented Cadillac sedan and were able to obtain a $6.4 Million verdict on behalf of their client.

  • $6.3 Million Trucking Accident

    Nance Cacciatore teamed up with two other Central Florida law firms to bring lawsuits on behalf of the families of the two deceased motorists and the severely injured victims. As a result of the intense pressure brought on the various defendants, the insurance companies tendered their collective insurance limits of $6,300,000.

  • $5 Million Pedestrian Accident

    S. Sammy Cacciatore obtained a $5 Million jury verdict on behalf of a young woman who was struck and killed by a dump truck.

  • $3 Million Space Shuttle Death

    In September of 1984, Nance Cacciatore secured a $3 million settlement of 5 lawsuits for 2 deaths and 3 injury claims against NASA, Pan Am, and Wackenhut Services, Inc.

  • $3 Million Auto Accident

    The Plaintiff had just picked up her daughter from daycare and was driving southbound on U.S. 1 when a car crossed the median and smashed into her vehicle head-on.

  • $3 Million Auto Accident

    James Nance negotiated a settlement agreement that paid in excess of $3 million on behalf of a man who was killed when an overloaded logging truck caused a terrible accident.

  • $3 Million Auto Accident

    Just one day before the scheduled court date, Jack Hamilton was able to reach a $3 million settlement for his client, who suffered permanent injuries as a result of a car accident.

  • $2.8 Million Improper Legal Advice

    During the two-week-long trial in Brevard County, Mr. Cacciatore clearly showed that Mr. Eastman committed legal malpractice. They also presented the projections by an expert economist on the amount of revenue that the Lakes of Melbourne lost as a result of following Mr. Eastman’s legal advice.


You Pay Nothing Unless We Win Your Case

At Nance Cacciatore, we offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means our attorneys’ fees are contingent on them winning your case; if we do not recover compensation on your behalf, you do not owe a dime.

From our office in Melbourne, we serve clients in Brevard County and beyond. If you have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident, lost a loved one due to a devastating semi-truck collision, sustained a serious maritime injury, need help with an insurance dispute, or have suffered significant harm due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of someone else, reach out to our team today to learn how we can help.

Call us at (321) 233-9885 or contact us online using our online submission form to request your free initial consultation.

525 North Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32935
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