Bruce Alexander Minnick

Bruce Alexander Minnick

Minnick Law Firm
  • Business Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, White Collar Crime ...
  • Florida
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If 42+ 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 commercial 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
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Employment Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Collections
  • Civil Rights
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Social Security Disability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Banking Law
  • Small Business General Counsel
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We use LawPay to send out our bills and requests for payment. LawPay accepts payments made through all major credit and debit cards.
  • 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
2159 Questions Answered

Q. Is it ok for a child of school age to sleep in the same room as a mother and an adult who is not the father?
A: This is not a legal question. It is a very important personal question the answer to which may come back to haunt you later. Having been there, in my personal opinion the parents of small children should not do what you a considering because it sends the wrong message to small children: That it is OK to do it.
Q. Turned off my fridge when I left the apartment, causing it to smell and the landlord replaced it without my knowing.
A: Short answer: Yes--because it is 100% your fault, and not the landlord's fault. Expecting the landlord to clean out your smelly fridge for you, and then just leave it there to keep stinking up the entire apartment is a bridge too far. On the plus side, since the landlord (probably) has your security deposit the difference between it and the cost of the new fridge should not break you. And finally, be glad for the "free" education you have just acquired.
Q. I worked for a real estate company that contracted with bank owned property management companies to inspect properties.
A: It is very difficult for me (or any other experienced banking lawyer) to understand how any of this silly unimportant stuff could possibly amount to "bank fraud." If the bank's contracted property management company is claiming that you did not actually go to each property and did not shake the doors, rattle the windows, kick the tires, take enough pictures, or whatever, and are saying that you submitted "fraudulent" visitation reports, they are sadly mistaken about that (stupid) behavior being "bank fraud." So try to relax; you are not going to be arrested and go to jail. IMO, the worst thing that can possibly happen to you is that your employer could cancel your contract of fire you, whatever.
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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