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Nelson Fleetwood Tilden

also known as Fleet Tilden

About me

Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 6,000 criminal cases.


Tilden Law is one of the leading Criminal Defense law firms in the Central Florida, representing a select number of clients throughout Orlando in both Orange County and Seminole County criminal courts. With our office centrally located in downtown Winter Park, Tilden Law draws on 15 years criminal trial experience to achieve individual results that meet or exceed the expectation of our clients.

Tilden Law is a result oriented criminal defense firm and not a high volume practice. We intentionally limit the number of client cases handled at any single time in order to devote ample time to each case and each client’s specific needs. We recognize that superior results are achieved by not only knowing the current trends in the law but more importantly, intimately knowing the local court system and the individuals on the other side.

While Tilden Law is a full service criminal defense firm, our firm’s core criminal practice is focused on DUI charges, Drug Offenses, Domestic Violence crimes, Suspended Driver License issues, and Shoplifting/Theft cases. We are dedicated to representing both clients who are facing a criminal charge for the first time and those who have a prior criminal record. Once your case is concluded, Tilden Law routinely files for a Sealing/Expunging of your criminal record.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    22 years, 6.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    22 years, 2.5 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Tilden Law

147 E Lyman Ave Ste C
Winter Park, FL, 327897015


FLMember in Good Standing199406/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 DUI AttorneysNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Selected for InclusionWho's Who among Executives and Professionals2012
Meet the EliteMeet the Elite2008
Advanced DUI DefenseFACDL2008
Intoxilyzer 8000FACDL2008
Lead DUI ProsecutorOffice of the State Attorney1996
Advanced DUI SchoolOffice of the State Attorney1995
Book Award Elder LawThe Florida State University1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTilden Law1996 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney1994 - 1996
N/ALowndes, Drostick, Kantor & Reed1988 - 1990
Vice PresidentPuritan Financial Center1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida BarElder Law Section2014 - Present
Better Business Bureau A+ ratingA+ Rated Member2012 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseDUI Attorney Member2008 - Present
Meet the EliteLegal Professional2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMembership1997 - Present
Attorney's Bar AssociationMembership Association1996 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember in Good Standing1996 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember in Good Standing1996 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember in Good Standing1994 - Present
Supreme Court of the State of FloridaN/A1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember in Good Standing1994 - Present
Sigma Chi FraternityEpsilon Sigma Chapter1983 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember in Good Standing1997 - 2005
Orange County Bar AssociationMember in Good Standing1997 - 1999
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember in Good Standing1997 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. M. H.Violation of Probation Dismissed
State v. B.J.Theft Charge Dismissed
State of Florida v. M.I.Drug Charge Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
You TubeSealing & Expungement Criminal Record2010
Tilden LawUnder 21 DUI Laws2009
Tilden LawOrlando Domestic Violence Battery Law2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawJD - Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor1993
Florida Southern CollegeBusiness FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Teach our StudentsFlorida Criminal Law2013
Student EducationLegal Ethics and Criminal Practice2012
2012 Teach InOverview of Criminal Justice System2012
Teach-InDUI/Criminal Law2011
Teach-InCriminal Law/DUI2010
Orange County Public SchoolCriminal Law2009