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Benjamin S. Jilek

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6463
F: 813.223.9620

Benjamin Jilek’s practice focuses on civil defense litigation.  Mr. Jilek’s areas of practice include insurance defense, personal injury, child welfare agency defense, child welfare system tort litigation, property damage, auto liability, premises liability, professional liability, municipal liability, landlord-tenant disputes, commercial contract disputes, judgment enforcement, and general liability claims.

Mr. Jilek authored an article titled “The ‘Open and Obvious’ Defense and Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Claims” which was published in the Fall 2006 edition of Trial Advocate Quarterly.  Mr. Jilek presented a seminar for the Central Florida Chapter of PRIMA entitled "The Sunshine Law and the Digital Era: Implications to Public Record Requests and Document Production in Litigation." 

Professional & Community Affiliations

The Florida Bar Association

Hillsborough County Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, EMERGE Tampa

Tampa Connection, Class of 2007

Honors & Recognitions

Named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® since 2018
   • Insurance Law
   • Litigation - Insurance
   • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell®


Mr. Jilek was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


University of Notre Dame, J.D., 2002

  • The Journal of Legislation, Executive Article Editor

Oxford University, St. Anne’s College, England

Bond University, Australia

University of Iowa, B.B.A. in Accounting with Honors and Distinction, 1999

Bar and Court Admissions


District of Columbia

United States Court for the Middle District of Florida