Alexander has spoken before the Broward County Bar Assoc., Labor and Employment
Section on "Tactics and Procedures before the Florida Dept. of Labor and Employment
Security, Div. of Unemployment Compensation Bureau of Appeals." Mr. Penalta has
been a guest on several radio and television interviews including RADIO FIESTA,
WLVS-AM1380, Morning Show with Dante Medina & Helman Ruiz, "Sexual Harassment
& The Jury System (Spanish)". He served in the Florida Department of Labor, Bureau
of Appeals, and is experienced in representing and defending businesses and former
management throughout Florida in a variety of legal issues related to employer-
employee relations.



Mr. Penalta is experienced in legal issues surrounding Scuba, Boating and Marine
Mammal Facilities. Alexander has served as a Training Officer for the Offshore Sailing
Training Squadron at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis,
Maryland. Mr. Penalta is experienced in sailing Sloops and Catamarans. He holds
multiple American Sailing Association (ASA) Sailing Certifications and is a United
States Coast Guard (USCG) Licensed Captain and a USCG Licensed Master with Sailing
Endorsements. Mr. Penalta has served as legal advisor to several Florida members of
the Alliance for Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and marine mammal facilities
throughout Asia, including the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, the Philippines,
Singapore, and Japan. Alexander served as the legal advisor to the University of
Florida, College of Health and Human Performance, Academic Diving Program;
National YMCA Scuba Program-Florida Field; U.S. Underwater Federation and the
National Association for Cave Diving, with an emphasis on diving safety and cave
diving deaths.


Military, Civilian Intelligence, Academic and Space Program Activities 
USMC Children's Charity Events


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 the past 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 level 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. 

Alexander Penalta

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 against attempts to regulate business or 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, Environmental Extremism, Animal Enterprise Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism, and threats to America’s National Security, facilitating local, county, state and federal law enforcement investigations, when appropriate, to protect the client’s interests.

Alexander Penalta is experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases involving motorcycle and automobile collisions. Mr. Penalta places great emphasis on teaching collision prevention and driver awareness. Mr. Penalta served as a Teen Survival Safety Instructor for BMW CCA in Palm Beach, Florida and is a strong proponent of educating teenage drivers on motor vehicle safety throughout the state, in public and private schools. Alexander was trained by two time World Champion Frank Hawley at the Gainesville Raceway and is licensed by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to race Super Comp Dragsters and ET Bracket Class Race Cars. He has is presently or has in the past been a member of the NSX Club of America, Scuderia Ferrari and Exotics Club of South Florida, the BMW Car Club of North America, and S2k (S2000 Honda Motorsports) International. He has participated in Pace Car activities at the Inaugural Street Race in St. Petersburg, Florida for the Indy Racing League on behalf of S2k International and Honda of North America.  Mr. Penalta has attended Bertil Roos Racing School at Moroso, Indy Experience at Disney Raceway, Richard Petty Driving Experience at Disney Raceway and Daytona Super Speedway, Mario Andretti Racing School at Homestead Speedway, and Penguin Road Racing School at Homestead Speedway becoming a licensed Motorcycle Advanced Road Racer on high performance Ducati Racing Motorcycles.

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  • Animal Law: Marine Mammal, Zoological Parks and Aquariums, Equine and Canine; Administrative Investigations & Proceedings, Civil & Criminal Prosecution and Defense; Counselor and Attorney at Law for 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


Ensign-Lieutenant Junior Grade, United States Naval Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps
United States Naval Reserve

March 1990 – June 1992 Newport, Rhode Island and Mayport, Florida

Mayport, Florida Naval Legal Service Office. U.S.S. Saratoga CV-60. Alexander Penalta is a former federal officer in the executive branch of the United States government. Alexander served as a Naval Reserve Officer, LTjg, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, (JAG), Honorably Discharged in June 1992 and is a recipient of the National Defense Medal, M-16 Rifle Marksman Medal, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm for active military service during the Persian Gulf War.

Motorsports Training and Activities


Mr. Penalta has jointly authored "OSHA Regulations' Potential Impact on the Dive
Industry." with Robert F. Millott, Ed.D., Milledge Murphey, Ph.D., Mary Beth
Horodoski, Ed.D. in the National Journal of Underwater Education (1995). “March
Women’s History Month - Carol Craig National Engineer Week 2015”, Brevard Times,
March 14. Alexander Penalta, Esquire, Contributor.

Professional Publications
Professional Memberships

Alexander Penalta's current and past membership activities include the Association For
Intelligence Officers (AFIO); Women in Defense (WID); Naval Intelligence
Professionals (NIP); Precision Strike Association (PSA); American Society for Industrial
Security (ASIS International); National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA); Armed
Forces Communications and Electronics Assoc. (AFCEA International); Intelligence and
National Security Alliance (INSA International);  Individual Rights Committee of the
Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar; The ABA, Labor and
Employment Section, The Broward County Bar Assoc., Labor and Employment
Section; Palm Beach County Bar Assoc.; Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; South
Palm Beach County Bar Assoc.; Hispanic Bar Assoc. of Palm Beach County; Cuban-
American Bar Assoc; National Assoc. of Administrative Law Judges; ATLA; The
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; The Florida Bar Speakers Committee; Alliance for
Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA); Aircraft Owner's and Pilots
Association (AOPA); National Rifle Association (NRA).

  • United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Division of Professional Development, Offshore Sailing Training Squadron; OSTS Training Officer, Annapolis, Maryland

  • St. Thomas University, The Archdiocesan Catholic University of Florida, Department of Management. Graduate Curriculum for the Masters in Science Management Program: MAN 710 Legal of Business Administration; MAN 712 Labor Relations and The Law. Adjunct Professor  Miami, Florida

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona Beach, Florida, Fort Lauderdale Area Resident Center, Division of Aeronautical Science. Undergraduate Curriculum: AS 405 Aviation Law;  BA 390 Business Law; BA 632 Seminar in Aviation Labor Relations; BA 322  Aviation Insurance and Risk Management: Graduate Curriculum: BA 655 Aviation Law & Insurance; Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky Aircraft, and Pratt & Whitney -United Technologies Rocket Propulsion Engineers: MSTM 620 The Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business, Adjunct Associate Professor  Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • Lynn University, Graduate College of Business, Graduate Curriculum for the Masters in Business Administration Program: MBA 510 Legal Aspects of Business Administration, Undergraduate Curriculum Business Law I (312) and Business Law II (313). Adjunct Professor, Boca Raton, Florida

  • Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership. Graduate Curriculum: EDA 6232,  Education and the Law, Adjunct Professor, Davie Campus & North Palm Beach Campus - Davie,  Florida

  • University of Florida, College of Health and Human Performance, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Academic Diving Program. Undergraduate Curriculum: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Assistant Instructor and Instructor, Assistant Director and Adjunct  Instructor, Gainesville, Florida

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Alexander served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University of Daytona Beach, Florida, Fort Lauderdale Area Resident Center, Division of
Business Administration for ten years. He taught Aviation Law, Business Law, and
Federal Regulations to pilots, maintenance personnel, management, Sikorsky and Pratt
and Whitney employees, and to former Black Ops, NASA/Russian Rocket Propulsion
Engineers. Mr. Penalta is a licensed FAA Private Pilot with general aviation experience
flying 152s, 172s, open cockpit, WWII, and glider aircraft and is an AOPA Panel Plan