ALEXANDER PENALTA, Esquire is an American Trial Lawyer, fluent in English and Spanish, licensed to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Washburn University of Topeka, School of Law. Mr. Penalta interned at the Kansas Statehouse (Kansas State Capitol Building) in Topeka as a legislative aid to Republican House of Representatives Nancy Brown, 27th District of Kansas. Alexander served on United States Senator Bob Dole’s Steering Committee in Broward County, Florida along with other prosecutors from the Broward State Attorney’s Office. Alexander and prosecutors from the Broward County State Attorney’s Office served as transporters and as armed force multipliers alongside Senator Dole’s United States Secret Service detail, while Senator Dole campaigned in South Florida for his 1992 presidential run. 

Alexander Penalta, Esquire 

Chief Litigation Counsel, Juris Doctor 


Office: (386) 847-5335 


Licensed to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C. 

United States Supreme Court 

United States Court of International Trade 

United States Court of Military Appeals 

United States District Court, Southern and Middle District 

National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

Supreme Court of Florida Certified Arbitrator

The Penalta Law Firm's 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, F.S. 474 Veterinary Practice, USDA & FFWC Licensing Investigations and Actions, Administrative Law, Civil and Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Judicial Proceedings involving Aquariums, F.S. 535, 773 Equine, Zoological Facilities, Bears, Elephants, Primates, Marine Mammals, Big Cat, Wildlife and other Federal and F.S. 379 Regulated and Licensed Facilities, Appeals and Judicial Review of State and Federal agency actions. The AVIATION DIVISION provides services to passengers, pilots, aviation powerplant mechanics involving repairs, accidents, collisions, catastrophic injury, investigations by the NTSB, FSDO, and FAA investigations, FAR licensing actions, Medical, Alcohol Substance Abuse, HIMS, criminal prosecutions, FBO Flight Operations. The COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT DIVISION provides professional legal advice, in civil and criminal prosecution of F.S. 775-896 crimes, Complex Business Litigation services for Negligence, Strict Liability, F.S. 561-568 Alcohol Licensing, F.S. 605-623 Business Organization and Incorporation, Contract Review, Corporate Compliance and Management, Title VII, F.S. 760 Employment, Negotiations, EEO proceedings, Business losses and Insurance claims handling, F.S. 766-774 Risk Management, Property Management and Liability, Arbitration, Mediation, Compliance and Litigation of legal matters affecting Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Taverns, Travel, Tourism and Transportation. The HIGH PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS AND AQUATICS DIVISION provides legal services related to compliance, claims handling and complex litigation affecting Marinas, Boating, Scuba Diving Operations, Aquatics Liability, Motor Vehicle Safety and Automobile Liability, Catastrophic Motorcycle Accidents. The STATE AND NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION protects any home, lawful business activity and corporation, Animal Enterprise, Aquarium, Sanctuary, Zoological Facility, Rehab/Rescue Facilities and Marine Mammal Park against Disruptive Business Practices, and Animal Enterprise Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism, Drone UAS Air Space Intrusions, Clandestine Flight Activities, F.S. 934.50 Invasion of Privacy and threats to Florida and America’s National Security, Federal and F.S. 934 Data Intrusion, and Critical Infrastructure Security. 


The Cavalry Group – Florida Litigation Counsel, Nationwide before Administrative Law Judges (DOAH) 

Animal Advocate, Marine Mammal Responder/Rescue Unit and Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Facility of the Florida Keys, USA 

USDA & FFWC Licensing Actions, Administrative Law & Judicial Animal Legal Civil and Criminal Proceedings

State of Florida, (FFWC) Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Member, Bear Stakeholder Group (BSG) of the Central Bear Management Unit 

Florida Bar, Animal Law Section, Committee Member 

Co-Chair, Subcommittee of Marine Mammals, Zoological Facilities, and Aquariums for the Wildlife Committee of the Florida Bar, Animal Law Section 

Co-Chair, Subcommittee of Human-Wildlife Interaction for the Wildlife Committee of the Florida Bar, Animal Law Section 

Florida Bar, Animal Law Section, Equine Committee 

Volusia County, Florida Animal Control Advisory Board 

Volusia County, UF-IFAS Extension, Extension Overall Advisory Committee Member 

Volusia County, Agri-Business Inter-Relationship Advisory Committee Member 

Broward County Bar Association, Animal Law Section, Vice-Chair 

Past member of (IMATA) International Marine Animal Trainers' Association and (IAAM) International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine 

(WIFT-FL) Women In Film and Television Florida, Member


United States Naval Academy, OSTS Squadron Training Officer 

Licensed USCG, U.S. Merchant Marine, Captain & Master 50Ton w/Auxiliary Sail 

United States Naval Reserve, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, (1990-92), Honorable Discharge, National Defense Medal Recipient

Former UF Legal Advisor, Assistant Director/Instructor CMAS, NAUI, YMCA Gold/Silver Star, and UFADP, Academic Scuba Diving Program at the University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance 

UF Environmental Department, Scientific Diving Coordinator 

CMAS Scientific Diver Rated #006 

NAUI Master Scuba Diver 

NAUI Rescue Diver 

NACD/NSS-CDS Cavern Diver 

NAUI Wreck Diver 

(AAUS) American Academy of Underwater Sciences


Florida Bar, Aviation Law Committee 

Chair, Volusia County Bar Association, Aviation & National Security 

Association of Former Intelligence Officers, D.C. and Florida Satellite Chapter 

Licensed FAA Private Pilot - SEL 

AOPA Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Legal Services Plan Attorney 

(ERAU) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Former Adjunct Associate Professor 


FBI Infragard, Orlando Branch 

Military Officer's Club of Volusia County (MOAA) 

National Rifle Association Panel Attorney  

Volusia County Officer’s Club, a division of the Military Officer’s Association, Board of Directors 

Edgewater Riverfest Business Expo, Inc., Board of Directors  & President 

Florida Hospital Foundation, New Smyrna. Board of Directors, 2017-18

Allen West Foundation Boca Raton Board of Directors, Treasurer 

Space Coast Women In Defense Melbourne, a national security organization, Board of Directors 

Florida Bar, Speakers Bureau, Authorized Speaker 

City of Edgewater, Police Pension Board, Chair  

Serving the legal needs of Industry, Business and the Community, the Animal Industry, Breeders and Professional Animal, Cattle and Equine Associations, Marine Mammal Rehab/Rescue and Conservation Facilities, Animal Enterprise Terrorism and Business Disruptions, Aviation, Drones (UAS), Boating and SCUBA Operations, Defense, Energy, Food, Insurance, Hospitality, Restaurants, Tourism and the Transportation Industry. Advocates for Industry and Business before the Government and in the Courtroom in Civil, Criminal and Administrative Matters, in State and Federal Court. Complex Business Litigation, Commercial Contracts, Employment, Disruptive Business Practices, Environmental, Insurance, Risk-Management and National Security.


Administrative Law & Animal/Agriculture related Civil and Criminal Court, USDA & State Licensing Compliance Violations

Animal Law: Marine Mammal, Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Equine and Canine; Administrative Investigations & Proceedings

Counselor and Attorney at Law for Animal Husbandry Professionals, Marine Mammal Trainers, Aquariums and Conservation Facilities 

Animal Enterprise Terrorism - Emphasis on Global Marine Mammal Eco-Terrorism, Racketeering and Business Disruption

Authorized Contract Counsel for the State of Florida; Veteran Owned & Minority Business Enterprise, Certified by the State of Florida

Aviation Injuries and Accidents involving Private and Commercial Aircraft; National Transportation & Safety Board Investigations (NTSB) Investigations, FAA UAS, Fixed Wing, Rotor Craft, Glider, Air Balloon Licensing Suspension Revocation Actions for any FAA violation including alcohol, drugs and psychological indicators; Defending Fixed Based Operators, Pilots, (A&P) Aircraft & Powerplant Mechanics 

Chair, Aviation and National Security Committee for the Volusia County Bar Association 

Business and Employment Claims and Litigation, Sexual Harassment, EEO/Title VII Actions

Civilian Counsel for Members of the United States Armed Forces in Military Proceedings

Legal Services Panel Plan Attorney: (AOPA) Aircraft Owners & Pilot's Association

Unemployment Insurance Appeals, Employment Lectures & Workshops

Designated Panel Plan Attorney: (NRA) National Rifle Association

Corporate Flight Departments & Florida Scuba Diving Operators

Business Intelligence/Cyber Warfare/Data Breach

White Collar Crimes and Select Criminal Cases

Certified Arbitrator and Mediation Services

Professional License Disciplinary Actions

Sea, Air, and Land Operations

Environmental Law


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