Bruce Alexander Minnick

Bruce Alexander Minnick

Minnick Law Firm
  • Business Law, Foreclosure Defense, Gov & Administrative Law...
  • 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 positions which combine to make him uniquely qualified to handle all your legal needs:

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

Florida Banking Experience
+Florida Commercial Bank Officer in Miami
++ Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Florida Credit Union League, 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
++Florida Assistant Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs
+++Chief Advocate, Florida Commission on Ethics

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


Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Social Security Disability
  • Elder Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Collections
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 vary between $125 and $395. 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
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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
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
Forty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Thirty year membership certificate
American Bar Association
Professional Associations
Tallahassee Bar Association
- Current
Federal Bar Association
- Current
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
800 Questions Answered

Q. New Jersey usury concerning interstate commerce
A: Before calling a NJ lawyer, try Goggling "usury interest rates in new jersey." Warning: As in most states, there may be several different usury rates governing civil contracts for businesses and individuals, as well as several more criminal usury rates for business and individuals in New Jersey.
Q. is there a law in Colorado allowing someone who has made improvements to a piece of property to own it or take it
A: No. Unless Colorado law is different from Florida law (not very likely), everything legal involving real property (like the house you live in) must be in writing; oral agreements are not enforceable. However, out of an abundance of caution, I advise you to call a Colorado real estate lawyer and ask them if Colorado still recognizes "squatters rights."
Q. Credit application sign jointly, company refiled it seperately without our consent. Are they liable for anything?
A: Sorry to inform you but "hitting your credit rating twice" is not actionable at law because you cannot prove any damages. At best you can complain about the creditor to the credit reporting agency--who probably has a file on this same window company. P.S. The credit application you and your husband signed may contain a (hidden) clause allowing the window company to shop around (on your behalf) for creditors willing to lend you the money; this sneaky practice usually ends up by some new creditor granting you credit at a significantly higher interest rate than the first one they tried.
Q. How much trouble am I in?
A: I am not licensed to practice law in Texas but I do know banking law very well. People who have their bank stop payment on something without any cause are considered in the same category as people who write bad checks. If "the guy" who paid off your credit card did so using a valid check, money order or electronic transfer then you owe him whatever amount he spent helping you out. On the flip side, if you are correct about "the guy" being a scammer and if you tried to scam him first, you may have another bigger problem that cannot be solved by legal means. Watch your back.
Q. As a custodial parent, how do I file for relocation of a child?
A: The court that adjudicated your divorce has jurisdiction over the minor child. You will have to petition the court and ask for a change in the child custody agreement to allow you to do what you need to do.
Q. What can a tenant do when a landlord retaliates with eviction due to code violations?
A: The best thing to do is to stop paying any rent to the landlord who owns the dump and move out.
A: If it helps to know it, you are only one of many thousands of Americans who have collectively lost billions of dollars to international fraud stings in the past few years. And I am sure the London police also told you there was nothing they could do about it; right? They were not lying. At best you can report the theft to YOUR bank (Regions Bank) and demand to know whey they still do international banking business with HSBC--one of the big problem banks that is seen in the headlines more frequently than most.
Q. premarital stock portfolios and dividend income in equitable distribution state divorce
A: This is a great question for your divorce lawyer. Ask them.
Q. What do i have to do to get to see my daughter my ex is keeping her from seeing me
A: You will have to file a motion in the original divorce case, asking the court to modify your custody rights.
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3810 Buck Lake Road
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Toll-Free: (850) 491-0015
Telephone: (850) 893-6091
Cell: (850) 491-0015