Mr. Panagakis began his legal career at the State Attorney's Office for Orange and Osceola Counties upon his graduation from law school in 1997. During his years at the State Attorney's Office, he prosecuted and tried misdemeanors and felonies; including drug offenses, sex crimes, and manslaughter. Upon leaving the State Attorney's Office, Nicholas joined a civil defense firm. He practiced out of the firm's Orlando and Melbourne, Florida offices for over seven years and ultimately became a Partner at the firm. Mr. Panagakis litigated and tried cases throughout the state of Florida for his clients comprised of various insurance companies, governmental agencies, trucking lines, grocery stores, and automobile parts and repair shops. In early 2007, Mr. Panagakis joined Morgan and Morgan, P.A. and he exclusively represents individuals and families who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others.
Mr. Panagakis was voted a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers in 2009-2010. This distinction is awarded to the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. In 2019, Mr. Panagakis was voted into The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 and to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, which are professional organizations comprised of America's top personal injury trial attorneys. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 and America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 and America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys. With these extremely high standards for selection to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys,less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor ? truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.
Mr. Panagakis is married to his wife, Heather, and is the proud father of four children, Ella, Sophia, Anna, and Peter. He remains active in his community and church having served on the parish council executive committee. He is a partner and shareholder in the firm.
M. Mazza v. Rolling Hills GC Inc. Premises Liability 2018
Diperna v. Umberger Car Accidents 2011
Blackwell v. Simmons Slip & Fall 2015
Mighty v. Sea World of FL, LLC d/b/a Aquatica Slip & Fall 2014
Cadle v. Geico Car Accidents 2014
Briers v. Petco Slip & Fall 2014
Clark v. Travelers Home and Marine Insurance Company Car Accidents 2013
Salcedo v. Eader Car Accidents 2012
Martinez v. Vazquez Car Accidents 2012
The United States Supreme Court of America
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Northern, Middle, and Southern District Courts of Florida
American Association for Justice
Florida Justice Association
Rollins College, B.A. in History, 1994
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1997