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Alexander Penalta

Litigation Attorney at Edgewater, FL

5.0   19 reviews

also known as JURIS DOCTOR and Chief Counsel, The Penalta Law Firm

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Florida - FL 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Alexander

Learn Alexander’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Animal law
    ANIMAL ENTERPRISE DIVISION provides legal representation in compliance matters and sustainable management practices, Animal Husbandry, Food and Agriculture, F.S. 767 and ADA Canine Disability, Cattle, F.S. 828 Animal Related Crimes, Veterinarian

    31 years

  2. Aviation
    provides services to passengers, pilots, aviation powerplant mechanics involving repairs, accidents, collisions, catastrophic injury, NTSB, FSDO, and FAA investigations, FAR licensing actions, Medical, Alcohol Substance Abuse, HIMS, AOPA Panel Lawyer

  3. Business
    Animal Enterprise, Agricultural Facilities, FFWC and USDA criminal proceedings and administrative hearings, Aviation FBOs, Scuba Diving Operators and Dive Shops, Restaurants, Tourism and Transportation

    31 years

  4. Litigation
    Civil and Criminal; Hearings, Motions, Depositions, Mediation, Arbitration; Negotiations, Domestic Terrorism and National Security, Aviation, Drones (UAS), Motorsports, Auto Collisions, Motorcycles, Boating, EEOC, Employment, Insurance

    31 years

Chief Counsel, FBI Infragard Member, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Member Adjunct Associate Professor, Private Pilot, Capt. & Master Sail, USNA N44 Qualified, SCUBA Instructor, Marine Conservationist, USNR JAGC 90-92,


Areas of Practice:











EMPLOYMENT - management only







MILITARY - private counsel













ALEXANDER PENALTA, Esquire is an American Trial Lawyer, fluent in English and Spanish, licensed to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C., with offices throughout North and South Florida. 


For over 20 years, after leaving government work and entering into private practice, Mr. Penalta has committed his law practice to advancing the interests of the business community at the local, county, state,  federal levels and internationally, as well. Not only does Mr. Penalta serve as an advocate for entrepreneurs, global free market enterprise, and capitalism, he is committed to protecting the principles of individualism and liberty that founded the United States of America. 


The areas of practice include businesses involving the Animal Industry, the Defense Industry, Natural Resources - including Energy, Land, and Food, Risk-Management, Contracts and Insurance, Tourism and Transportation and includes, but is not limited to, Complex Business Litigation, Risk-Management, Employment Disputes, Insurance disputes, and Contract litigation, Marine, Scuba Operations, Watersports and Aquatics Liability, Motorsports Safety and Transportation Liability, Aviation and Flight Operations Liability, and Animal Law and K-9 defense. 


Mr. Penalta also maintains a division of his practice which protects the business community against NGO’s and environmentalist overreach and against attempts to regulate the business community or to interfere with any lawful business enterprise. The Penalta Law Firm protects Marine Mammal Rehab/Rescue Facilities and Marine Mammal Parks against Disruptive Business Practices, and engages in the civil prosecution against Attempted Business Disruption, Racketeering Activities, Environmental Extremism, Animal Enterprise Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism, and threats to America’s National Security, facilitating law enforcement investigations, when appropriate, to protect the client’s interests.

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Law Firm of Penalta & Associates, P.A.
3301 S Ridgewood Ave
Edgewater, FL, 32141-5911
Law Firm of Penalta & Stiger, P.A.
1200 North Federal Highway
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Thomas | September 20, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Thankful for Mr Penalta
Mr Penalta is a very caring and personal lawyer I would hire his firm to represent me without thinking about it even though his firm couldn't take my case he took the time to reach out to other lawyers and found one who could I wouldn't been able to find someone because I didn't know who to contact I will be forever thankful if you want to hire someone who cares his firm is the one to hire thanks again Mr Penalta
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Posted by Matt | February 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I used Alex to help me in Legal matter and he was extremely successful and helpful with his results.
Posted by Juan | March 3, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Aviation incident
The consultation provided from Mr. Penalta resulted in the best possible outcome regarding my situation. Professional and methodic, I was lead to make the correct decisions in a critical moment. Would recommend 100% to any pilot for guidance.
Posted by Joe | October 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Corporate General Counsel, Motorsports Business, Employment, Administrative, Insurance, Contracts, Risk Mgmt Trial Attorney
I am a first generation Lebanese-American business owner. I have personal experience with the quality of legal advice, the high level of performance and the sound quality of legal services offered at this law firm. Attorney Alexander Penalta has been serving as my company’s general counsel and has been providing trustworthy and competent representation to me and my automotive business going on close to twenty years. His counsel has served my business well and has been extremely valuable over the years of operating a service related automotive business. Mr. Penalta has helped represent my business in dealing with the kinds of complex business issues associated with managing a business enterprise. He understands how to maneuver through the daily complexities of a service related business like mine and is an experienced courtroom lawyer who has skillfully negotiated, mediated and litigated on my behalf to handle the administrative and legal enforcement of my rights in administrative hearings and in court on issues involving contractual disputes, corporate management, insurance claims, employment matters, governmental compliance, enforcement, licensing and risk management. Alexander Penalta, Counselor and Attorney at Law is who I recommend to protect and defend my business interests and recommend him to other entrepreneurs, business owners and operators, corporate officers and management throughout Florida.
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Posted by Tony A. | October 16, 2019
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Great Aviation Attorney
Alexander Penalta provided me with rock solid representation when dealing with the FAA following an aviation incident. Even more impressive and appreciated was his straight forward personal counsel when I was considering a course of action that appeared to be an easier solution to my predicament. Alexander's common sense advice and commitment to my best interests over the long term puts me squarely in his cheering section!
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Posted by Arie | March 21, 2017
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Extremely helpful and very nice to talk to. He definitely went above and beyond for me and I could never thank him enough!!
Posted by Theresa | March 21, 2017
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Best Lawyer in Volusia County
Alexander Penalta went above and beyond to help me. I don't know what I would have done without him. He is THE BEST!! I highly recommend Alex. He cares, is efficient and gets things done right!!
Posted by Kimberly M | January 30, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Above and beyond
I've had the pleasure of knowing Alex for over 30 years now. During those years I've witnessed the life-long journey of a passionate man wholly devote himself to the pursuit of justice while not losing sight of his compassionate side. I have periodically sought Alex's advice on legal matters even though we did not reside in the same state. His guidance and insight has been a God-send. In an era where there's no lack of bad press and "attorney jokes", Alex is certainly the exception to that rule and is "no joke" as an upstanding and caring professional who goes the extra mile. We need more people like him in the world.
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Posted by Mohammad | January 22, 2016
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Good advice
Alexander Penalta was very helpful in an aviation-related administrative matter about 15 years ago. He was recommended to me by the Aircraft Owner's and Pilots Association Legal Service Panel. After consulting with him, I had good results.
Posted by Kimberly | January 14, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic service
I initially met Alexander Penalta several years ago while taking aviation law classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Penalta was the adjunct associate professor for those classes. I was quickly impressed by his knowledge and experience. In addition, it didn't take long to realize how passionate he was about the subject and that he really cared about what he taught. At that time I realized that I had found an attorney and a firm that I could count on and trust if I ever needed one. Recently, I needed some legal advice on a matter that wasn't even in a state that Penalta represented. Still, I didn't hesitate to contact him. I found him just as accessible and professional as I had remembered. Even though he couldn't give me actual legal advice, he answered some general questions for me and even offered to make some phone calls for me and put me in touch with an attorney in the state I needed help in. Later, he followed up with me to make sure I was being taken care of. It is so refreshing to know that you have access to an attorney that cares and someone you can trust. I can't say enough about Alexander Penalta. I will definitely use his services again and highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Meipo | January 8, 2016
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Mr Penalta is kind and totally dedicated to his clients
I have consulted Mr Penalta a few times in the past four years. Each time he explained to me clearly about my rights and helped me to find the best resolution to my cases. He is a very kind and caring person. To his job he is 100 % dedicated. I highly recommended him.
Posted by Albert | January 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Family First!!
A few years ago I found myself in an extra ordinary situation when a pedestrian kicked my child in the stomach. I know what you are thinking....he just kicked your child? Not exactly. Our dogs are not just part of the family, they are just as close to our hearts as any other family member. When my dog went to sniff another dog that dog became upset and instead of walking away the owner kicked Captain in the stomach. I as any other parent would do confronted the man and pushed him away. The man then called the police stating who he was in the community and then tried to press charges of battery against me. Mr. Penalta did not stand for it one bit!! He fought until the charges were dropped and will never forget it. I am a military veteran and a great person; the last thing I need is a blemish on my record. Thank you so much Mr. Penalta and I am in debt to you. Thank you for your military service and I wish you nothing but the best.
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Posted by Hide Hatayama | January 8, 2016
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Trustful Attorney
I owned Japanese Sushi Restaurant. Alexander Penalta always care about our business. When we had employment issue, he helped so much and solved smooth and perfectly. Even we have English problem, he explains so nice and kindly. He has a Japanese Bushido Spirits person!
Posted by Tina | January 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Results oriented!
The law firm of attorney Alexander Penalta has been a life-saver to me: Their knowledge and care about me as a client and my interests go beyond anything I have ever experience. My case was in Employment Law and their legal advice priceless; I knew from the very beginning that my case was in the best hands. I don’t hesitate in recommending the Law Firm of Alexander Penalta! Attorney Penalta has had my best interests in mind, which, of course, led to a positive outcome. I would not hesitate in recommending the Penalta Law Firm for legal advice. I know that in the other areas of law that this firm is dedicated they are also unbeatable. Thank you very much Mr. Penalta for your great advice; for your knowledge and sincere care on all my legal concerns.
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Posted by Michael | January 6, 2016
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Excellence with Integrity
I have known Alexander Penalta for many years in a professional setting. When faced with a son of mine who was involved in a crime I called Alex and upon explaining my situation he offered to assist and I retained him as my family attorney. He was extremely professional and understanding of the situation and the laws as they pertained to my son's case. He was there for me as well as my son from the beginning to the end of his case (which ended much better than I had imagined it would before I retained Mr. Penalta as our attorney). He not only represented my son with excellence in legal knowledge and skill but with high integrity. He was extremely fair in his legal fees and explained every detail of what needed to be done and why. I highly recommend Mr Penalta to all of my family and friends in need of assistance in his areas of expertise and I am confident that you will feel the same if you retain Mr. Penalta as your attorney as well!
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Posted by Marika | January 6, 2016
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Excellent Service
Attorney Penalta is very helpful, knowledgeable and personable. Every time I needed help, he provided answers and solutions to my legal questions or situations. I would highly recommend him to provide legal services to anyone.
Posted by Lisa | January 5, 2016
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Great Attorney!
Mr. Penalta is very knowledgeable and a caring human being which is something you don't see much anymore. Very helpful to me and my family in a difficult time. I highly recommend him for any legal issues!
Posted by Steve Holmes | January 5, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
First Class Legal Advice
My personal attorney had retired and I had a very personal tax issue pending. Penalta law offered me the resources and tools to remedy what could have been some serious consequences. My next call from now on for legal advice will be Penalta Law.
Posted by Catherine | January 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal knowledge in liability matters. Attorney Penalta represented me in an outstanding, professional manner which led to a successful settlement.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Chief Counsel
  • Law Firm of Penalta & Associates, P.A.
  • 1994 - Present


  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aviation: Pilot Negligence $3.95 million dollars published in the (FJVR) Florida Jury Verdict Reporters
  • Jury returned verdict $3.95 Million dollars in favor of rear passenger injured commercial pilot


  • Association of Former Intelligence Officers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Oustanding External Services
  • University of Florida Acadamic Diving Program
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

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