Areas of Practice:
Complex Business Litigation
Trial and Appellate
Jon Tasso is an experienced commercial trial and appellate lawyer in both state and federal court. He can reduce complexity to simple parts, across essentially any industry or subject matter. He understands the importance of formulating the most sympathetic factual narrative possible at the start of a case. But he also understands how to pair that narrative with a legal framework most likely to survive appeal. He typically briefs and argues the appeals in the same cases for which he also participated as trial counsel, giving him a complete perspective on the litigation process.
Mr. Tasso has extensive experience in litigating high-profile land use and real property disputes, breach of contract and business torts, securities fraud, trade secrets, unfair competition, and trademark infringement matters.
He is a former managing shareholder of Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Thompson, P.A.
University of Chicago Law School, J.D. (with Honors), 1997
Brigham Young University, M.S. (Botany), 1994
Brigham Young University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1992
Bar + Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Recent Noteworthy Results
Superior Consulting Services, Inc. v. Shaklee Corporation, 2021 WL 4438518 (11th Cir. Sept. 28, 2021) (affirming finding of non-infringement in trademark matter).
Hurchalla v. Lake Point Phase I, LLC, 278 So. 3d 58 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019), review denied, 2020 WL 1847637 (Fla. Apr. 13, 2020), certiorari denied, 141 S.Ct. 1052, Fla., Jan. 11, 2021 (allowing stand a $4.4 million tortious interference judgment against activist Maggy Hurchalla).
Awards + Recognitions
University of Chicago Law Review, Member, Moot Court
Publication + Speeches
Habitat Conservation Plans as Recovery Vehicles: Jump-Starting the Endangered Species Act, 16 UCLA J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 297 (1998).
Restoring Less-Speech-Restrictive Alternatives After Ward v. Rock Against Racism, 64 U. Chi. L. Rev. 349 (1997)
Professional + Community Involvement
Hillsborough County Bar Association
The Florida Bar
The American Bar Association