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    The Mineo Diener Law Firm, P.A., has roots that go back more than thirty years when our senior partner, Peter Mineo, Jr., began his career as a civil trial lawyer in the South Florida area.

    Some eight years ago, Peter John Mineo joined his father, Peter Mineo, Jr. In the practice.  Yes, we know it is confusing that Jr. is actually Sr. And the younger Peter John Mineo is not named Jr.

    Father and son were then joined by Erik Diener and the current firm was formed.  In the past few years, the firm has experienced significant growth.  It has expanded from three lawyers to eight lawyers.  Peter Mineo, Jr. Continues to concentrate his thirty years of experience in his practice of civil trial work.  The other members of the firm concentrate on Plaintiff’s first party property insurance claims.

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    In 1977, Mr. Mineo graduated from Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University) with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting.  His background in the field of accounting gives him an enormous advantage in addressing complex financial matters presented in divorce litigation.

    In 1981, Mr. Mineo graduated from Nova University Law School.  His entire third year of law school was spent as a clinical intern in the Broward County Public Defenders Office.  This gave him the unique experience of having tried more than twenty cases before juries to verdict, before becoming a member of the bar.

    In October of 1981, Mr. Mineo was sworn in as a member of the Florida Bar and worked as an assistant Public Defender.  He was one of three persons hired from more than 40 applicants.

    In 1982, he opened his own practice as a trial lawyer.  He ultimately formed the firm, Mineo Booth & George, P.A., where he remained Senior Partner for many years.

    Early in his career, Mr. Mineo handled a varied case load including Plaintiff Personal Injury, Family  Law and Medical Negligence litigation and General Civil litigation.  He has tried over two hundred cases to verdict over his career.  Many of these cases were complex medical negligence matters which are considered the most difficult and most challenging of all cases.

    He has successfully tried Family Law cases for high net worth clients, Medical Negligence cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, Wrongful Death cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, Products Liability cases involving serious injuries, Accident cases involving serious injuries and major civil litigation involving business disputes, including numerous legal malpractice claims.

    Thereafter, Mr. Mineo was the founding and Senior Partner in the law firm of Mineo & Dellapina.

    Approximately seven years ago, Mr. Mineo was pleased to begin practicing with his son, Peter John Mineo, now an accomplished lawyer in his own right in the firm of Mineo & Mineo, P.A.  They were then privileged to have Erik Diener join them in the practice.  Erik is also an accomplished lawyer and the firm name has been changed to The Mineo Diener Law Firm, P.A.

    In addition to working with the seven “young guns” of the firm, Mr. Mineo maintains a very active and busy trial practice.  He now limits his practice to cases involving high net worth individuals in civil matters and family law and those persons who have been catastrophically injured through the fault of others.

Representative cases:


The following are representative cases of the many hundreds of cases handled by Peter Mineo, Jr.

Cooper Smith v. Cooper Smith
Permanent periodic alimony award in excess of $2 million dollars -  1982.


Business Partner v. Business Partners (identities confidential)
Recovery: $13 million
Involved one partner stealing from another and required litigation in two U.S. jurisdictions and four foreign countries.

Business Partner v. Two Law Firms (identities confidential)
It also included successfully suing two of the clients law firms who collectively paid more than $5,000,000 to the client.

Johnson v. Chrysler
Involved a park to reverse case over a Dodge Ram Pickup Truck.  The Plaintiff suffered a serious injury.  Recovery: $2,000,000

Mowle v. George May, M.D.
Involved the failure to timely treat a leg injury.  Recovery: $800,000

Steinberg v. George May, M.D.
Involved in the wrongful amputation of Plaintiff’s leg.  Jury verdict: $1,500,000

Scott v. Travel Equipment Co.
Failure of an emergency exit in a motor home.  Leg injury.  Recovery:  $675,000

Bariton v. 3 Physicians (identities confidential)
Delay in diagnosis of Lymphoma.  Recovery:  $1,400,000

USA v. Squartino
73 felony counts.  Not guilty on all counts

Dailey v. Palermo
Medical negligence matter ultimately badly handled by prior law firm.  Recovery: $300,000.00.

Dailey v. Law Firm (identity confidential)
Legal malpractice case involving lawyers’ failure to properly handle Dailey v. Palermo.  
Recovery: $1.6 million dollars.

Masters v. Jasper Construction Co., et al.
Auto accident related to improper actions during I-95 expansion project.  Recovery: $1.4 million dollars.

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%

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The Mineo Diener Law Firm, P.A.

5400 South University Drive
Suite 505
Davie, FL, 33328


FLMember in Good Standing198101/11/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2005


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo contributions
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intensive program with third year law studentsTrial Procedure2008
Intensive program with third year law studentsTrial Procedure2005
Lecture at Memorial Hospital WestMedical Negligence For ARNPs2003
Lecture to Law StudentsFamily Law1999
Broward County Nurse Practitioner ConferenceMedical Negligence For ARNPs1999