Bruce Alexander Minnick

Bruce Alexander Minnick

Minnick Law Firm
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights...
  • Florida
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If 41+ years of legal experience matters to you or to your small business, you should contact Bruce Alexander Minnick..Mr. Minnick has enjoyed a variety of professional legal and banking positions which combine to make him uniquely qualified to handle all your legal needs:

Private Legal Practice Experience:
+Partner, Mang, Rett & Minnick, PA, Tallahassee
++Founding Director, Bruce A. Minnick, PA, Tallahassee
+++Managing Partner, The Minnick Law Firm. Tallahassee

Florida Banking Experience
+Florida Commercial Bank Operations Officer, Miami,
++ Senior VP & General Counsel, Florida Credit Union League, Tallahassee
+++Senior VP & general Counsel, FCUL Service Corporation, Inc., Tallahassee
+++General Counsel to several Florida Credit Unions and small banks in Florida

Florida Government Experience:
+ House Rules Committee Staff Director, Florida House of Representatives, Tallahassee
++Assistant Attorney General, Florida Department of Legal Affairs, Tallahassee
+++Chief Advocate, Florida Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee

Wartime Military Experience:
+Wartime Veteran (Vietnam era)
++United States Army Field Artillery Officer
+++Artillery Firing Battery Commander
++++Artillery Battalion Adjutant (S-1)
+++++Infantry Brigade Assistant Adjutant (G-1).

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Collections
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Elder Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Banking Law
  • Contingent Fees
    Each Client must agree and pay a reasonable minimum non-refundable retainer plus estimated legal costs & related expenses before contingency fee agreement will be discussed or accepted. The minimum percentage collected on contingency litigation is 25%; and the maximum is 33.3%.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees for non-contingent representation and legal work vary between $125 and $395 per hour. Minimum non-refundable initial retainer required. Minimum retainers are applied against first billing. Written attorney-client relationship agreement is required for all representation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Managing Shareholder
Minnick Law Firm
- Current
In November 1995 I established The Minnick Law Firm and was the managing partner 15 years.
Senior Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of Financial Services
Conducted administrative hearings; drafted final agency orders; litigated DOAH administrative proceedings; advised senior agency leaders on all issues and matters requested.
Senior Assistant General Counsel
Florida Department of Children & Familes
Advised senior agency leadership and other staff lawyers on all matters requested.
Named Partner/Shareholder
Mang, Rett & Minnick P.A.
In 1987 I joined a small Tallahassee law firm as a partner; in 1989 I became a named partner.
Assistant Attorney General
Florida Department of Legal Affairs
Beginning in March 1981 I served in dual appointed capacities as Chief of the Labor & Employment Law Litigation Branch, Attorney General's Office, and as Chief Advocate for the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Vice President & General Counsel
Florida Credit Union League, Inc.
In 1978 I combined my commercial banking experience with my legal training and legislative experience as the vice president and general counsel for Florida's credit union trade association.
Staff Director, Committee on Rules & Calendar
Florida House of Representatives
I was appointed by Speaker Donald L. Tucker and served as staff director of the House Committee on Rules & Calendar in the Florida House of Representatives while attending Florida State University College of Law.
Assistant Vice President & Assistant Comptroller
Pan American Bank of Miami
Following graduation from the FSU College of Business in 1971, I was an operations officer for a commercial bank in downtown Miami, Florida. I resigned in August 1974 to begin attending law school at Florida State University.
First Lieutenant, Field Artillery Branch
United States Army
I volunteered for the draft in August 1966, attended Artillery Officer Candidate School at Ft. Sill Oklahoma, and was commissioned as an officer in the Field Artilley in September 1967. I resigned from the Army to return to college and raise a family.
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. (1977) | Commercial, consumer and employment law
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity; Gold Key; Student Body Comptroller
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Florida State University College of Law
B.S. (1969) | Finance (Honors)
Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honorary FSU Business Honors Progarm Gold Key Honorary Fraternity
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Forty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Thirty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Professional Associations
Tallahassee Bar Association
- Current
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Federal Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Common Cents
Florida Credit Union League
Common Cents
Florida Credit Union League
Speaking Engagements
Learn How to Respond To Personal Threats in the Workplace, Quarterly Pro Bono Legal Advice Conference, Provenza Apartments Club House
Open forum Pro Bono Conference
Learn How to Respond To Repeated Collection Threats, Quarterly Pro Bono Legal Advice Conference, Provenza Apartments Club House
The Minnick Law Firm
Quarterly Pro Bono Legal Conference Saturday March 18, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Legal Advice All Employees in Florida Need to Know, Provenza Apartments Club House
Minnick Law Firm
Quarterly General Legal Conference held Saturday September 17, 2016, 9:00 am to noon. .
General Legal Advice All Tenants Should Know, Provenza Apartments Club House
Quarterly General Legal Conference held Saturday September 17, 2016.
General Legal Advice All Renters Should Know, Provenza Apartments Club House
Quarterly Open Forum starting on Saturday June 19, 2016, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Certified as an expert in Labor & Employment Law from 2003 until 2008.
The Florida Bar
Independent Financial Counsultant
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
1473 Questions Answered

Q. Can my bank refuse to speak to an attorney that I retained to help handle my finances?
A: No they don't. This rule is very common in the financial industry. Why? Because--other than your assurances--the bank has no other way of knowing the lawyer is who he says he is. Stop and think this all the way through: The bank is protecting you--and all your money on deposit--from all possibilities. The bank is not stupid: They will keep the POA and then hide behind the POA if anything goes wrong.
Q. which skill did jamestown colonists learn that supported permanent settlement
A: This is not a legal question--and it is certainly not a question about "sexual harassment" in Florida. Please try Google.
Q. I want to sue a mobile auto repair company and the mechanic. Which area of law does this come under?
A: You may have a claim against the mechanic--but probably not against the California company. The company will say the mechanic is an independent contractor and is liable for his own mistakes. I suggest you call the Clerk of County Court in your county and ask for copies of the forms used for cases brought in the small claims court. You do not need a lawyer.
Q. My mother passed and left the house to me 100% her household items are in trust 50/50 to me and my brother
A: No, there is no law or rule that control this family situation. If it was my problem I would box EVERYTHING up and put it some small storage unit somewhere near where your brother and his family live. It cannot cost the estate more than $75 per month to do it; and even if it sits there for a year that is only $900--certainly worth keeping peace in the family.
Q. Can a cash advance website legally trap you in a online page with the only way out was to sign the contract
A: Say what? You say there was no way to get out of the website--other than signing the contract? This is either the most unusual situation I have ever encountered on the Internet--or it is the most ridiculous excuse for wanting out of a signed contract imaginable. The next time you get trapped in a website why not just turn of your phone or computer.
Q. disabilities act ignored in request to withdraw a document signed while intoxicate, I'm an alcoholic/have medical docum
A: First the Good news: Everything you said about chronic alcoholics often being unable to think clearly, or understand what they are doing, or why they are doing it, or understand the effect of what they did, or understand what they should or should not be doing, etc. is 100% correct. And most books about alcohol abuse all say the same things. The bad news is that neither Florida law nor federal law provides alcoholics with a legal defense for any of their stupid behavior or actions while they are intoxicated-- or sober for that matter. Initial legal advice: The ADA recognizes alcoholism as a sever mental disability--and provides a measure of protection for alcoholics who are treated discriminatorily in the workplace because of their disability. However, the ADA does NOT protect alcoholics against their wives--or against themselves--even in the workplace. Second piece of legal advice: Florida and federal Judges who are acting in their official capacity enjoy absolute immunity for all their judicial actions. Concluding legal advice: You have no cause of action against anyone.
Q. Why the IRS is only coming after me for 2013 back taxes?
A: Since you are dealing with the IRS, the best and fastest way to "get this off your to do list" is to pay the taxes, penalties and interest due for the year 2013. If not, the IRS will keep hounding you for the next 4 years, i.e., until 2023--because that is how far they can go back--unless it is seen as fraud--which allows them to go back to Bethlehem. Regarding your ex: If you were married in 2013 and if the two of you filed jointly, then BOTH of you are liable for ALL of the back taxes, penalty and interest. If those facts are true, my (educated) guess is that your ex has already been caught and has already agreed to pay something towards the joint debt; so that leaves you alone in the barrel.
Q. If a 14 year old minor has a baby, who has custody of the baby? Can the minor’s parents stop father from seeing baby?
A: Call the Florida Department of Children & Families to help you sort this out.
Q. law school as difficult as people think?
A: More difficult
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Contact & Map
Main Office
3810 Buck Lake Road
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Toll-Free: (850) 491-0015
Telephone: (850) 893-6091
Cell: (850) 491-0015