Anton J. Nace, Esq.
Anton J. Nace, Esq. has served the Central Florida community as a criminal defense attorney for 22 years. Mr. Nace was born and raised in Florida and is well known throughout the legal community, possessing a strong reputation amongst attorneys and judges in the Orlando area and throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Nace began his career as an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando, Florida. He handled misdemeanor and felony cases before accepting a position in a specialized unit that dealt with Sex Crimes and Child Abuse. He furthered his career as a partner in several law firms, distributing his expertise to criminal defense.
Throughout his career, Mr. Nace has been lead counsel for more than 50 criminal jury trials. His strengths include his extensive preparation and knowledge of the law. Mr. Nace understands being more prepared than the State Attorney will put his client in a position to get the best possible results. On many cases throughout his career, he has successfully reduced felony charges to misdemeanors after filing and litigating Motions to Suppress. Most recently, Mr. Nace represented a client who was charged with 41 felony sex offense counts based on law enforcement’s seizure of computer equipment. Mr. Nace filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence in Unlawful Search and Seizure wherein he successfully argued that there was no valid exception to the warrant requirement, and that law enforcement failed to obtain a necessary warrant. After a lengthy two-day hearing, the Court granted the Motion to Suppress and the State Attorney’s Office, without the necessary evidence to proceed, filed a Nolle Prosequi on all 41 counts thereby dismissing the case in its entirety. Without this result, Mr. Nace’s client was facing the possibility of life in prison.
As a result of his litigation expertise, he has continued to render favorable outcomes while serving as a strong advocate both inside and outside the courtroom. Mr. Nace’s involvement with contested cases has enabled him to help many people throughout the community.
Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1999
Bachelor of Arts in English, Furman University, Greensville, South Carolina, 1996
The Florida Bar
Member Since: 1999
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Orange County Bar Association
Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida, 1999-2003
Partner, Nace and Consalo, Attorneys at Law, 2003-2007
Partner, Dicembre and Nace, Attorneys at Law, 2007-2017
Managing Partner, Law Office of Anton J. Nace, P.A., 2017-2021