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Paul F. Penichet

Attorney/Owner

Location: Miami, Florida
Phone: 305-373-8809
Fax: 305-373-8810
Email: E-mail Me

Paul F. Penichet was admitted to The Florida Bar in September 1991. In March 1994, he established Paul F. Penichet, P.A., now doing business as Penichet Law. For more than twenty two years he has concentrated his law practice in the area of employment law, representing both management and deserving employees in cases involving The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1991, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Florida Minimum Wage Act, whistle blowing, and employment contracts. Mr. Penichet has been a Florida Supreme Court certified county and circuit mediator since 2004. He speaks Spanish.

Mr. Penichet has been active serving on committees of The Florida Bar. He Is a recent past of the Florida Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, is a past Vice Chairman of The Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, was a member of the Florida Prepaid Legal Services Committee, a past member of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Local Rules for the Southern District of Florida, and was the Vice President and board member on the Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Corporation.

Mr. Penichet born and raised in Glen Ridge, NJ, and studied at the University of Vermont where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1985. After graduation he was fortunate enough to travel through Europe and the Northeast coast of the U.S. for a summer. After working for the Social Security Administration for two years, he returned to graduate school in 1989, attending Nova University, Shepard Broad Law Center, and earning his J.D. in 1991.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Employment Law
  • 10% Agricultural Law
  • 10% Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Circuit Mediator, Florida Bar, 2004
  • Certified County Mediator, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000

Education

  • Nova University, Shepard Board Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    J.D. – 1991
    Honors: Dean’s List First Year
    Law Review: Nova Law Review, Sr. Staff Member, 1989 – 1991
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Seminars Taught

  • Basic Wage & Hour Law

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell for over 15 years
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO 9.9 rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar’s Judial Nominating Procedures Committee, Member, 2014 – Present
  • Florida Labor & Employment Law Section, Member, 1998 – Present
  • Florida Federal Court Practice Committee, Vice-Chairman, 2003 – 2009
  • Ad hoc Committee on Local Rules and Procedures, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Member, 2004 – 2007
  • Florida Prepaid Legal Services Committee, Vice-Chairman, 1996 – 2002
  • Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance Corp., Director
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member, 1998 – Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member, 1992 – Present
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • James McGuirk, P.A., Associate, 1991 – 1994

Languages

  • Spanish

Fraternities

  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

Contact an experienced employment attorney at 305-373-8809. We speak Spanish. Se habla Español.

Penichet Law

9655 South Dixie Highway
Suite 310
Miami, Florida 33156

Phone: 305-373-8809
Toll Free: (800) 652-0408

The office of Penichet Law, is available to represent clients throughout Florida, including the areas of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Naples, Miami Beach, Homestead, Kendall, Hollywood, Doral, Hialeah, Aventura, and all cities within Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Collier County, and Palm Beach County.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.

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