Stephen J. Calvacca is a parter at NeJame Law. With over thirty-five years of litigation experience in a broad range of practice areas ranging from murder to legal malpractice, Steve has achieved a well-deserved reputation as the “go to guy” in difficult and complex cases.
Steve began his career as a criminal trial lawyer in New York City working as a Public Defender in one of the busiest courts in the country. He was later appointed by New York’s Attorney General as Special Assistant Attorney General to investigate and prosecute corruption in the nursing home industry during its most scandalous heydays. He was lead prosecutor in some of the most significant Medicaid fraud cases in New York City and earned the respect of both his colleagues and adversaries.
In the mid 1980’s, attorney Stephen Calvacca served as a federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Florida and prosecuted a wide variety of high-profile cases, including US v. Rapp, et al., which involved a group of brokers and bankers who were responsible for the collapse of over 200 banking institutions across the nation. He secured convictions against major defense contractors, corrupt public officials and members of the Colombian drug cartel. Many of his cases dominated the headlines, including the tax prosecution of the Champ Williams family, which then controlled all of the restaurants and bars at the Orlando International Airport.
Steve became a partner in one of Orlando’s premier litigation firms before deciding to start his own law practice. As a sole practitioner, Steve secured multiple seven and eight figure settlements against powerful entities. His largest recovery to date was in excess of one hundred million dollars.
Steve is admitted to practice in the states of New York, Massachusetts and Florida. He has argued cases before numerous federal courts of appeal and has appeared before the United States Supreme Court.
Along with his new civil litigation partners of NeJame Law, Steve hopes to continue to produce dramatic results for our clients on a cost efficient basis and develop new areas of practice and expertise.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||04/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Meritorious Service Award||Federal Bureau of Investigation||1987|
|Distinguished Service Award||United States Attorney's Office||1987|
|Distinguished Service Award||IRS Criminal Investigation Division||1986|
|Trial Excellence Award||Office of the New York Special Prosecutor||1983|
|Partner||NeJame Law||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Calvacca Moran||2003 - 2013|
|Owner||Private Practice||1989 - 2003|
|Special Assistant United States Attorney||United States v. Williams 1987; and United States v. Harris Corporation||1987 - 1987|
|Partner||Rumberger Kirk||1987 - 1989|
|Assistant United States Attorney||Middle District of Florida||1983 - 1987|
|Special Assistant Attorney General||Office of the New York Special Prosecutor||1978 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1989 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1989 - Present|
|St John's University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|St Johns University||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|