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My parents are from Modugno, Italy.  They moved to Canada in the 1950's.  I was born in Toronto, Canada.  I have two brothers.  When we were young my family moved to the Bahamas then Florida, Costa Rica and Venezuela.  We mainly lived in Miami.  I attended Chaminade High School in Hollywood, Barry University in Miami Shores and St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Lakes. I married my wife in 1996 and we have two children.  I was admitted to practice in Florida in 1998 and was hired by the Public Defender's Office in 1999.  During my 4 years as a Public Defender I was assigned to work in Juvenile the Misdemeanor and for my last two years I worked solely on felony cases.  I left the Public Defender's Office in 2003 and have been a sole practitioner since 2004. 


Languages spoken: Italian, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
    17 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 14%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 22%
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  • Radha Rothrock

    I endorse this lawyer. I was opposing counsel against Mr. Vitale in several cases when I worked for the State of Florida in Collier County, Florida. He is not afraid to go to trial. It didn't matter if he was court appointed or privately retained. He spent time on his cases and followed his clients' marching orders on whether they wanted to go to trial or to settle the case. Many attorneys would not take a case to trial because they made more money if they cut a deal early but he wasn't one of those attorneys. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for you and will go to trial, call Mr. Vitale.


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Contact info

Nico J Vitale P.A.
2641 Airport Rd S Ste A105
Naples, Florida, 341124870


FLMember in Good Standing199809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Regional CounselOffice of Regional Conflict Counsel2008 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President - Collier County ChapterN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. S.F.acquittal and mistrial (hung jury)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collier County Young Lawyers Ethics SeminarEthics in Criminal Law2008