John N. Hamilton

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Melbourne, Florida

Nance Cacciatore
John N. Hamilton
Nance Cacciatore

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1981

Education: The University of Mississippi School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Nance Cacciatore

525 N Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935 Visit website


John N. Hamilton is an accomplished attorney affiliated with the Nance Cacciatore law firm in Melbourne, Florida. His legal practice is primarily focused on assisting clients within Brevard County, with cases involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Products liability
  • Slip-and-falls
  • First-party insurance claims

With an extensive background as a former prosecutor, Mr. Hamilton has more than 120 jury trial verdicts under his belt, enhancing his experience. He gained notable recognition in 1992 for securing a significant victory in one of Brevard County's largest personal injury verdicts, involving a bicyclist who suffered a severe leg injury in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Over his four-decade career, Mr. Hamilton consistently secured substantial settlements, frequently reaching millions of dollars, across central Florida's state and federal courts.

Mr. Hamilton's distinction as a legal professional is underscored by his dual board certifications. He has been certified by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy for over 30 years, an honor bestowed upon a select fraction of attorneys in the U.S. His expertise gained him recognition in the Best Lawyers in America, and he holds an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell, further affirming his legal prowess. Mr. Hamilton has also been included in prestigious lists such as The National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The Wall Street Journal's and Miami Magazine's Top Attorneys in Florida and The Global Directory of Who's Who (Top Lawyer).

After completing his B.A. at Cornell University in 1978 and his legal education at the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981, Mr. Hamilton gained admittance before the bars of Florida and Mississippi as well as the United States federal courts. He maintains active memberships in esteemed legal associations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Florida Justice Association and the Brevard County Bar Association, while also being affiliated with Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Beyond his legal career, Mr. Hamilton actively engages in his local Melbourne community. Alongside his partners, he has made substantial monetary contributions to local charities, including schools, hospitals and police departments. His community involvement extends to serving as an active board member of the Greater Melbourne Police Athletic League and a Cornell University Alumni Ambassador, aiding local high school students in their college application journey.

*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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Insurance, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, Florida

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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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 18th Judicial Circuit, 2012-2015
  • Chairman Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Capital Campaign
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 18th Judicial Circuit, chairman 2015
  • 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, 2001
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Capital Campaign, Chairman
  • Cornell Alumni Ambassador, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006 to present
  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984
  • Mississippi, 1981
  • Selected to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Listed in "Top Attorneys in Florida" as published by Miami Magazine and the Wall Street Journal
  • Top 100 (top 100 trial lawyers in Florida)
  • Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
  • EAGLE member, Lifetime Award for Contributing Over $100,000 to protect victims, 2008
  • "AV - Preeminent" rated Martindale-Hubble Selected to the National Trial Lawyers
  • 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”

Office location for John N. Hamilton

525 N Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

Phone: 321-329-5544


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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