Stephen J Calvacca

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About Stephen

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 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.


Florida Bar Details

Courthouse icon Official Florida Bar number registration: 561495
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