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I have been practicing law in South Florida for 23 years.  I started out in the criminal defense area of the law, which allowed me to gain much experience trying jury trials and arguing motions before the court.  After a few years, I ventured into the employment litigation area of the law, which is the area that my law firm has concentrated on for the last nineteen to twenty years.  We represent employers and deserving employees in all types of employment related disputes and issues. 


I am originally from New Jersey, and graduated with a BA from the University of Vermont.  After traveling in Europe for the summer and after my first job, I decided to go back to school to earn my law degree. I attended Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Board Law School and graduated in 1991.




Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    22 years
  2. Litigation: 40%
    25 years
  3. Contracts: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Penichet Law

9655 South Dixie Highway
Suite 310
Miami, FL, 33156


FLMember in Good Standing199106/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer South FloridaMiami Business Review2016
Top Lawyer Labor & Employment Lawyer South FloridaMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate lawyerJames McGuirk, P.A.1991 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida BarJudical Nominiating Procedures Committee2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember of Labor & Employment Section2013 - Present
The Florida BarMember Labor & Employment Section1998 - Present
Florida BarMember1991 - Present
Florida BarVice chair Federal Court Practice Committee2004 - 2006
United States District Court, Southern District of FloridaMember of Ad Hoc Committee on Local Rules2004 - 2006
Florida BarVice Chair Prepaid Legal Services Committee1996 - 2002
Nova Law ReviewSenior Staff Member1989 - 1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of VermontPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985