Michael Minardi

Michael Minardi

Minardi Law
  • Civil Rights, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, Northern District of Florida
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Summary

Michael C. Minardi is the Senior Partner at Minardi Law. For over 16 years, Michael has dedicated his practice to fighting for clients charged with cannabis crimes and advocating for cannabis law reform. His passion has driven him to learning and understanding medical cannabis laws in the State of Florida and throughout the country.

Michael’s practice represents clients in corporate cannabis consulting, application preparation, lobbying, forfeiture matters, and criminal matters. He has won many medical cannabis cases, including several landmark high-profile cases in Florida. He won the first and second jury trials in Florida presenting the medical necessity defense to cultivation and possession of cannabis charges. Michael has represented many patients, including over a dozen veterans, facing charges for using marijuana as medicine. He successfully defended Kristoffer Lewandowski in Oklahoma, a ten-year marine veteran, who was facing two-years to life in prison for five plants.

Michael is leading the charge to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol as the Campaign Manager of Regulate Florida. Michael continues to be at the forefront in Florida in educating the public on the safety of cannabis and bringing light to the harm being perpetuated by current laws. He was named in THC Magazine as 1 of 100 People You Should Know, October 2016, Freedom Fighter of the Month in High Times Magazine, quoted in Forbes Magazine and covered in VICE. His passionate belief’s about ending prohibition continues to put him on the cutting edge of the movement in Florida and throughout the nation.

Michael’s advocacy includes being the Campaign Manager of Regulate Florida, a Lifetime Member of the National NORML Legal Committee, a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Co-Founder of the Cannabis Executive Council, a board member of The Silver Tour, and Board member and Legal Director of NORML of Florida, and Co-founder of the Tu-Canna 420 Foundation.

Education
Nova Southeastern University
J.D.
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Awards
Cannabis Philanthropist Award
Crohn;s Charity Service Foundation
Political Industry Representative of the Year
The Cannabis Business Awards 2019
Presented by CloverLeaf
Distinguished Counsel's Circle
NORML Legal Committee- National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Professional Associations
United States District Court for Southern District of Florida
Lawyer
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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People United for Medicinal Marijuana
Member
Current
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Floria Supreme Court
Member
- Current
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Florida State Bar  # 568619
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Middle District of Florida
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Northern District of Florida
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Northern District of Florida
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11th Circuit
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Accidents
  • Public Benefits
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Minardi Law
5301 N. Habana Ave.
Suite 3
Tampa, FL 33614
Telephone: (833) 646-2735
Fax: (561) 757-7019