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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


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



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

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

28 total 

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  • E. Lynn Gibbons

    I have been referring clients to Nancy for long term and short term disability benefits for over 10 years. She is professional and aggressive and could write a book on ERISA claims. I highly recommend her!


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  • Lisa Douglas

    I endorse this lawyer. Nancy is a pro, she really knows her stuff.


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Contact info

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


FLMember in Good Standing198006/17/2016
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
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
Florida Workers Compensation Rules and Procedures CommitteeMember1990 - 2007
Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law SectionExecutive Council1990 - 2007
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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