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Nancy L. Cavey

Nancy L. Cavey

Practice areas:

Insurance, Social Security, Bankruptcy & Debt, Workers Compensation

About Me

Ms. Cavey, born in Baltimore, Maryland was profoundly affected when her
father, co-owner of an insurance brokerage company, became disabled.
She learned first hand of the devastating physical and financial
consequences of disability and brings those insights to her practice as
she aggressively fights for disability benefits due her clients. Ms.
Cavey received her BA with highest honors from Hamline University with
distinction in American Studies. She is a 1980 graduate of the William
Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since that time, she
has practiced in the area of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security law
and Wage & Hour claims. She also represents disabled individuals in
their ERISA and non-ERISA claims. She was Chair of the Workers’
Compensation Section of the Florida Bar in 2004 and was honored to
serve in this role as it is a peer selection among attorneys across the
state. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security
Representatives (NOSSCR), the American Justice Association, the
American Bar Association, the Florida Bar and the National Employment
Lawyers Association. Ms. Cavey is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, their
highest rating. She is licensed to practice in Florida and in the
United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Insurance: 49%
    35 years
  2. Social Security: 40%
    35 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 7%
  4. Workers Compensation: 4%
    35 years



Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Benjamin Weaver Glass

    in my view Nancy is one of the leading attorneys in Florida on disability insurance representation and litigation. She very freely shares her information with other attorneys about this very difficult and narrow area of the law. I would highly recommend that if you are thinking about applying for long-term disability benefits that you at least talk to Nancy and get her written materials before making a decision. You will find that she and her office staff are very knowledgeable and very helpful.


    Benjamin Glass Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John Bisnar

    When governmental agencies, employers or insurance companies intimidate you and deny your disability claim, you need the very best disability claim attorney you can get. You need an 800 pound gorilla who scares the droppings out of those bureaucrats, you need Florida's very best disability claims attorney that I know of, you need Nancy Cavey. Now, Nancy doesn't weigh 800 pounds but the way she through her legal knowledge and ability to make things happen around you'd think she weighed two tons. If my mother lived in Florida and her disability rights were not forthcoming I would have her consult with Florida's best disability attorney, Nancy Cavey. I have worked extensively with Nancy and can personally vouch for her ability and track record of success.


    John Bisnar Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

821 16th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL, 33705


FLMember in Good Standing198005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Nancy L. Cavey1984 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Earlie Thompson1982 - 1984
AttorneyFlorida Department of Labor: Office of General Counsel1980 - 1982

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Workers Compensation Rules and Procedures CommitteeMember1990 - 2007
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law SectionExecutive Council1990 - 2007
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law SectionMember1980 - Present
Workers Compensation section of the Florida BarChairN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
BookYour Rights To Social Security Disability Benefits2014
BookRobbed Of Your Peace of Mind Long Term Disability Guide2014
News and Four-Fourty ReportWorkers Compensation Mediation2009
Cavey LawWorkers Compensation Articles2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Hamline UniversityAmerican Studies and HumanitiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Workers Compensation ConferenceWorkers CompensationN/A
ERISA Esquire MeetingLong Term Disability & ERISAN/A

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