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John N. Hamilton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Melbourne, FL

Nance Cacciatore
525 N Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-233-6315
Fax: 321-259-8243
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A proficient attorney with over four decades of experience, Mr. John N. Hamilton has been fighting for the rights of his clients in Melbourne and across Florida from the law firm of Nance Cacciatore since 1984. He assists his clients with a wide variety of cases related to complex personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability.

With a double board certification in civil trial law by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Hamilton has procured some record-setting verdicts and settlements on behalf of his personal injury clients. An erstwhile prosecutor, he has tried and obtained more than 100 successful jury verdicts.

A graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Mr. Hamilton received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 1978. He was then awarded his Juris Doctor in the year 1981 by the University of Mississippi. He was admitted to practice in all the state courts of Florida and Mississippi the same year. Additionally, he is also qualified to appear before most of the U.S. federal courts.

Mr. Hamilton was honored in many ways for his outstanding professionalism and accomplishments: 

  • He earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • He was listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.
  • He was named to the Top Attorneys in Florida list by both The Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine.
  • He was selected for inclusion in America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.
  • He was recognized among the Top Lawyers by the Global Directory of Who's Who.

Involvement with the legal community is important to Mr. Hamilton. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Brevard County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association and the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. He is a part of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges.

Mr. Hamilton has also held leadership positions in several professional organizations. He served as the chairman of the Police Civil Service Commission for the town of Melbourne Beach and the president of the Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach. At present, he is among the board of directors of the Greater Melbourne Police Athletic League.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About John N. Hamilton

First Admitted: 1981, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 18th Judicial Circuit, 2012-2015, 2012 – Present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Bar Association, 1984 to present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 1981 to present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Central Florida Chapter, selection by invitation only
  • Florida Lawyers Action Group (FLAG)
  • Florida Justice Association (formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers), 1984 to present
  • Former Chairman of the Police Civil Service Commission, Town of Melbourne Beach
  • Melbourne Police Athletic League, Board of Directors
  • Melbourne Beach Rotary, Past President
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Capital Campaign, Chairman
  • Cornell Alumni Ambassador, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984
  • Mississippi, 1981


  • Selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • EAGLE member, Lifetime Award for Contributing Over $100,000 to protect victims, 2008
  • "AV - Preeminent" rated Martindale-Hubble Selected to the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 (top 100 trial lawyers in Florida) Listed in "Top Attorneys in Florida" as published by Miami Magazine and the Wall Street Journal
  • The Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Lawyer)
  • “Top Attorneys in Florida” as published in The Wall Street Journal and Miami Magazine
  • Listed in “Florida Super Lawyers”

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.A., 1978

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar, 1989
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990
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Office Location for John N. Hamilton

525 N Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

Phone: 321-233-6315

Fax: 321-259-8243

Last Updated: 5/27/2022

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