S. Sammy Cacciatore, Jr.

Partner at Nance, Cacciatore, Hamilton, Barger, Nance, Cacciatore

S. Sammy Cacciatore, Jr.

S. Sammy Cacciatore, Jr.

Partner at Nance, Cacciatore, Hamilton, Barger, Nance, Cacciatore

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Born and raised in Central Florida, Sammy Cacciatore attended undergraduate and law school at Stetson University. He joined Jim Nance’s firm in August 1967, becoming Nance & Cacciatore in 1970. In addition to his trial practice, Cacciatore has served on the board of directors of the Florida Justice Association for more than 20 years, serving as its president from 1984 to 1985. He served on the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar for the 18th Judicial Circuit from 1994 to 1999. He is board certified in the specialty of civil trial law by The Florida Bar, certified in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, and certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil trial practice and civil pretrial practice advocacy. He was awarded the Clarence T. Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Brevard County Bar Association and elected Trial Lawyer of the year in 2009 by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Stetson’s College of Law in 2008 and is the 2011 recipient of the Florida Justice Association’s B.J. Masterson Award for Professionalism. Professionally, he was lead counsel in Jones v. Hoffman, where the Florida Supreme Court was the first court in the nation to adopt comparative negligence, overturning over 100 years of prior law.

Cacciatore’s wife Carolyn ’63, son Sammy ’90 and daughter-in-law Joey ’90 are Stetson alumni as well. He is a longtime member of the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2000. He currently serves as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.

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Founder at United Parachute Technologies LLC

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Principal & Senior Vice President, Central Florida at Colliers International

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Class of 1966

Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate. The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accredited by numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

JD
Class of 1966

Stetson University College of Law, founded in 1900 and part of Stetson University, is Florida's first law school.

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Member, Board of Trustees
2000 - Current

Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate. The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accredited by numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

Member, Board of Overseers
Current

Stetson University College of Law, founded in 1900 and part of Stetson University, is Florida's first law school.

President, Board of Directors
Prior

The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.

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