A Reputation for Success
Nance Cacciatore was founded in 1963 with the intent of serving individuals in need throughout Brevard County and the entire state of Florida. Based in Melbourne, our firm has a long history of achieving significant, noteworthy successes on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys have handled cases that have not only resulted in record-setting settlements and verdicts but have also helped change and shape Florida law.
Some of our notable cases include:
- The Juliana Mason Case: In 1971, Nance Cacciatore secured the first million-dollar verdict on behalf of a Black man in the United States. Juliana Mason was severely injured when the roof of a Sears building collapsed. Mason, who was a concrete worker, fell 20 feet and was paralyzed from the waist down. Attorneys at our firm successfully fought against juror prejudice regarding awarding damages to an African American individual, ultimately achieving a verdict of $1 million on Mason’s behalf. This was not only the first million-dollar verdict awarded to a Black man in the U.S., but also the first million-dollar verdict achieved in Brevard County.
- Florida vs. the Tobacco Industry: Nance Cacciatore was one of just nine law firms chosen by the government to represent the state of Florida against the tobacco industry in 1997. The case ended up being one of the largest civil cases in U.S. history, with the Florida case being the largest in the history of the state. Our firm represented the state of Florida in seeking economic damages related to the medical costs associated with treating Medicaid recipients for various medical conditions caused by smoking. The Florida case ultimately settled for $11.3 billion.
- The Harbour Cay Condo Collapse: On March 27, 1981, the five-story Harbour Cay Condominium residential development project in Cocoa Beach, Florida collapsed during construction, resulting in the deaths of 11 people. Another 27 people suffered serious injuries. Two years later, our firm, alongside two others, represented the victims in a landmark case that resulted in a $10.3 million settlement. As a result of this tragedy, the state of Florida enacted stricter construction and engineering codes, a precedent that was soon followed by other states throughout the U.S.
In addition to these notable cases, our firm has handled numerous cases on behalf of severely injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed in all types of accidents over the decades. We have secured many historic million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. We consider ourselves privileged to be able to represent these individuals and fight for the justice they deserve.
Our Impact in the Community
At Nance Cacciatore, we are honored to not only serve individual clients and families in complex personal injury cases but also to give back to our local community in any way we can. Our attorneys live and work right here in Brevard County; as members of the community, we make it our mission to dedicate as much of our time, resources, and efforts to worthy causes and charitable organizations as we can.
To date, our firm has donated millions of dollars to various community initiatives and has devoted countless hours to supporting those in need here in our local neighborhoods. In addition, we have handled important litigation that has helped shape Florida law, changing it for the better. We are driven by our passion for helping others, a commitment to integrity, and doing the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do.
A History of Fighting for What’s Right
Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers believe that negligent and reckless individuals and entities should be held accountable. We believe that you deserve justice when another person causes you harm—and we are here to fight for you and your rights.
For nearly 60 years, we have been advocating for victims of negligence throughout Brevard County and the entire state of Florida. We are proud of our history and reputation within the community, and we are committed to continuing our legacy well into the future. If you have been injured or if someone you love died due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, reach out to Nance Cacciatore to learn how we can fight for you.