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I have been practing law in the Fort Myers, Florida area for over 30 years.  My law practice specializes in the areas of real estate law, association law, business law,  probate and litigation. I hold both the Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate and the Florida Bar Board Certification in Business Litigation. In addition I recently received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martidale Hubbell. This rating constitutes the highest rating an attorney can achieve from his peers in the areas of legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgement, communication ability and legal experience. 

My office staff consists of two full-time legal assistants each with a different area of expertise.Our office hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. 

"It is important to my staff and I to stay accessible to our clients and provide the best legal representation possible to keep our clients happy, often under expedited and difficult circumstances".


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    34 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    34 years
  3. Construction: 10%
    34 years
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($275-300/hour), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Michael S ('Mike') Hagen

    I highly endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Tom Dryden, Esq. for well over 20 years. He is a knowledgable, experienced and well regarded real estate transactional and litigation attorney. I have referred numerous clients to him over the years, including family members. Tom is very honest and has an engaging, low-key approach to dealing with people. At the same time, he is tenacious when necessary. He's a hard worker too.


    Michael Hagen Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Thomas M. Dryden PL

1705 Colonial Blvd B-3
Fort Myers, FL, 33907


FLMember in Good Standing198201/11/2016
GAResigned Membership 198201/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certification Business LitigationFlorida Bar2013
Re-certified Florida Bar-Real EstateFlorida Bar2012
Re-certified Florida Bar-Real EstateFlorida Bar2006
Board Certified - Real EstateFlorida Bar1996
Board Certified Creditor's RightsCommercial Law League1996
Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyPhi Kappa Phi1979
High Honors -graduateClemson University1979
Vice-President Hugo Black Law ClubHugo Black Law Club1977
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor SocietyPhi Eta Sigma1977
Junior Varsity Football.1976
Citzenship AwardAmerican Legion1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & OwnerThomas M. Dryden, P.L.2004 - Present
PartnerDeBoest, Stockman, Decker & Dryden, P.A.1998 - 2004
Founding PartnerThomas M. Dryden, P.A.1994 - 1997
Founding PartnerCorbin & Dryden, P.A.1988 - 1994
Founding PartnerThomas M. Dryden, P.A.1985 - 1988
Associate AttorneyHumphrey, Jones & Myers, PA1984 - 1985
N/ASecond District Court of Appeal1982 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fl.Bar Business Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - 2014
Kiwanis Metro-McGregor Chapter Fort MyersMember2011 - Present
Real Property, Trust and Probate Section-Florida BarMember2006 - Present
Lee County Humane SocietyDirector1998 - 2005
Attorneys Title Insurance Services,Inc (FUND)Member1984 - Present
Lee County Bar AssocationMember1984 - 2008
Middle District of Florida-U.S District Courtmember1983 - Present
Georgia BarMember1982 - 1994
United Nations SocietyVice President1977 - 1977
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1982
Clemson UniversityBusiness Administration-High HonrsBS - Bachelor of Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Ethics SeminarEthics1985