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Jesse Michael Tilden

Litigation Attorney at Bradenton, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Although always available for consultation on non-litigation issues that arise in any of my practice areas, the majority of my practice is devoted to litigating and arbitrating disputes in those areas.

    22 years

  2. Construction and development
    Representing contractors and owners in litigation matters including construction lien law disputes, design defect disputes, and breach of construction contracts. Also regularly counsel clients on perfecting lien and surety bond claims and contract drafting.

    22 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Representing individuals and corporations with FLSA, harrassment and other employment law claims.

    18 years

  4. Business
    Representing clients in all areas of business disputes, including non-competes, tortious interference, breaches of contract, nonpayment and other matters. Also provide regular counsel on litigation and liability avoidance in business matters.

    22 years


Tilden & Prohidney, P.L.
431 12th Street West, Suite 204
Bradenton, FL, 34205

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Posted by Anne | May 10, 2011
Helped tremendously in a family dispute.
Jesse was calm, cool and collected and carefully helped my family navigate some rough waters. We couldn't have managed without his expertise and his confident manner.
Posted by Kevin | May 6, 2011
Knowledgeable business law and contract attorney in Sarasota area
Our firm has been working with Mr. Tilden since 2008, and highly value his opinion and expertise within the areas of business and contract law. He is conservative and specific with his documentation, and makes sure his clients are fully aware of potential legal outcomes and the scope of any business decisions they choose to make. His many years of experience as an attorney in real estate and commercial business litigation have been valuable, on more than one occasion, in drafting contracts and negotiations. We will continue to use his services, and highly recommend him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tilden, Prohidney, PL
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Carlton Fields, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Abel Band
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctor, with Honors
  • 2001
  • University of Florida
  • BA, with Honors
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LRM v. Rectrix Aerodrome Centers at SRQ, Inc.
  • Jury verdict for LRM on all counts and final judgment in LRM's favor for over $400,000, plus attorneys' fees.


  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Manatee County Bar Association
  • Board Member - Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Manatee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Home Builders Association of Manatee County
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • The Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer in Sarasota & Manatee Counties
  • Sarasota Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer of Sarasota & Manatee Counties
  • Sarasota Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer of Sarasota & Manatee Counties
  • Sarasota Magazine
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 AFC Joint Commission Spring Conference
  • Trending Legal Issues In Social Media
  • 2013
  • State College of Florida LEX Leadership Workshop 2012
  • The Alphabet Soup of Modern Employment (FLSA, ADA, FMLA)
  • 2012
  • State College of Florida "Days of Excellence"
  • Understanding Florida's Public Records & Sunshine Law
  • 2012
  • State College of Florida "Days of Excellence"
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media in the Workplace
  • 2012
  • Public Contract & Procurement Regulations in Florida
  • Contractual & Statutory Surety Bonds
  • 2012
  • State College of Florida LEX Leadership Workshop 2011
  • Social Media In the Workplace
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Jesse
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Though Jesse worked as opposing counsel against me on a matter, I found him to be knowledgeable about the law and a pleasure to work. A total professional."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jesse is extremely competent and well-respected."
Litigation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jesse and have been familiar with his legal practice for about a decade. Jesse is a smart, prepared, and professional lawyer who works hard for his clients. I have recommended and will continue to confidently recommend Jesse for commercial and business litigation matters."
Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. He will aggressively pursue your claim and work to reach the best possible outcome for you. He is extremely knowledgeable and possesses a wide range of skills."
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Friend
"Jesse and I used to work together, and he's one of the hardest-working attorneys I know."
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Securities and investment fraud
Employment and labor
Securities and investment fraud
Debt collection