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Anthony D. Tilton

Areas of Practice

Contact

atilton@ausley.com
123 South Calhoun Street
P.O. Box 391 (32302)
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Voice: (850) 425-5341
Fax: (850) 222-7560

Biography

Anthony D. Tilton’s practice focuses on occupational safety and health law relating to the defense and appeal of OSHA citations against construction contractors, industrial facilities, and agricultural employers. His OSHA defense practice involves compliance assistance, litigation before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and the appeals of OSHA citations before the United States Courts of Appeals.
Tilton works with employers throughout the United States to develop safety and health programs, strategies, and preventive policies and procedures to aide in reducing workplace injuries, and to bolster employers’ defenses against future administrative enforcement from OSHA.

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2013
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2014
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2014
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2014
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2019

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Capital City Roofing & Sheet Metal Association, President

Publications

  • Roofing Magazine, “Know Your Rights: A Roofer’s Guide to Safely Navigating an OSHA Inspection,” September 2014.
  • Construction Executive, “Know Your Rights: The Fifty Foot Exception for Personal Fall Arrest Systems,” September 2014.
  • CoatingsPro Magazine, “Is your Company Safety Policy Ready for an OSHA Inspection?” July 2015.
  • Builder and Developer, “Complying with OSHA’s Recordkeeping Requirements: The Documents, Logs, and Records Every Builder, Developer, and Contractor Must Maintain in Accordance with Federal Laws,” June 2015.
  • Roofing Magazine, “Know Your Rights: A Roofer’s Guide to Safely Navigating the OSHA Employee Interview Process,” January 2016.
  • CoatingsPro Magazine, “OSHA’s Zero Dollar Citation: What Every Contractor Needs to Know When Entering Settlement Negotiations with the Administration,” January 2016.
  • Florida Roofing Magazine, “The Use and Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Roofing Industry,” October 2016.
  • American Bar Association Administrative & Regulatory Law News, “The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s New Silica Enforcement Efforts: How Federal Administrative Warrant and Probable Cause Standards May Impact Employers Under the New Regulations,” Summer 2018.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law - St. Petersburg, FL – 05/2013 Juris Doctor
  • Rich Nenezian and Jim Jones Memorial Scholarship Recipient (2012 & 2013)
  • The University of Georgia - Athens, GA – 05/2009 B.A. History
  • Honors: Cum Laude Graduate, Rotary Scholarship Recipient, Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Hope Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Georgia Rugby Team- Georgia Rugby Union All Star

Extended Profile

Practice Area Details

Construction attorney specializing in federal administrative defense, litigation, and appeals of OSHA investigations, citations, and enforcement actions.

Presentations/Events

  • Speaker, Volusia/Flagler Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association, A Guide to Navigating an OSHA Inspection, January 13, 2015.
  • Speaker, GMF Industries, Inc. Annual Training Seminar, OSHA Self Defense Consultation, January 2016.
  • Speaker, Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association 47th Annual Conference, Defending OSHA Citations and Inspections: The Documents, Manuals, Programs, and Knowledge Your Business Needs to Avoid OSHA Inspections and Defeat Citations, May 2016.
  • Speaker, Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Expo, The Use and Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Roofing Industry, July 2017.
  • Speaker, National Safety Council – Congress & Expo, OSHA Investigations: Understanding Your Rights, September 2017.
  • Speaker, The International Roofing Expo, The Five Key Contract Provisions Needed to Defend Against OSHA Citations, January 2018.
  • Speaker, Small Business Administration – Regional GovCon, Defending OSHA Citations and Inspections: The Documents, Manuals, Programs, and Knowledge Your Business Needs to Avoid OSHA Inspections and Defeat Citations, March 2018.
  • Speaker, Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association Expo, OSHA Updates for the Construction Industry, June 2018.
  • Speaker, National Safety Council – Congress & Expo, The Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine: Who is Responsible? October 22, 2018.
  • Speaker, National Safety Council – Congress & Expo, The OSHA Inspection and Citation Process, September 10, 2019.
  • Speaker, GAF Southeast Regional Expo, OSHA's Multi-Employer Worksite, February 13, 2020.
  • Speaker, GAF Southeast Regional Expo, Residential Roofing Contracts: The Essential Terms, Conditions, and Provisions Needed to Protect Your Company, March 7, 2019.
  • Speaker, GAF Southeast Regional Expo, Defending Against OSHA Citations and Inspections: The Documents, Manuals, Programs, and Knowledge Your Business Needs to Defeat OSHA Citations, March 7, 2019.
  • Speaker, CBI Safety and Health Summit, The OSHA Inspection: Your Rights and Your Responsibilities, October 10, 2020.
  • Speaker, GAF Southeast Regional Expo, Master Subcontract Agreements: The Terms and Conditions Needed to Defend Your Construction Business, February 13, 2020.
  • Speaker, GAF Southeast Regional Expo, Adapting in a Changing Environment: COVID-19 and the Impact on the Roofing Industry, March 31, 2020.
  • Speaker, GAF CARE Webinar, Law Insights in a Time of Crisis: New Mandates, Policies, and the Effect on Small Businesses, March 31, 2020.
  • Speaker, National Safety Council – Congress & Expo, The Multi-Employer Worksite: Who Creates the Hazard, Who Controls the Hazard and Who Pays OSHA's Fine, March 3, 2021.
  • Speaker, GAF Virtual Showcase, Contract Law Questions Answered, March 16, 2021.

Reported Decisions

  • Department of Business and Professional Regulation v. Lorenzo Torres, Final Order Dismissing Administrative Complaint, Electrical Contractor's Licensing Board, Case No. 2014-044694 (2015).
  • Higher Development, LLC v. Sackett's Construction Services, Inc., 291 So. 3d 947 (Fla. 2d DCA 2020).
  • Hugler v. Jasper Contractors, Inc., No. 1:16-CV-3845-LMM-JSA, 2017 WL 8186737 (N.D. Ga. June 8, 2017).
  • Jose Perez v. Owl, Inc., No. 6:17-cv-1092-Orl-41GJK2018, 2018 WL 1565456 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 30, 2018).
  • In Re: Petition for Informal Hearing of Dimas Eduardo Chacon For Certified General Contractor's License, Construction Industry Licensing Board, File No. 2017-01814 (2017).
  • In Re: Petition for Informal Hearing of Kevin Michael Adams For Certified Roofing Contractor's License, Construction Industry Licensing Board, File No. 2017-05881 (2017).
  • In Re: Petition for Informal Hearing of Nicholas Chavez to Qualify Additional Business Entities, Construction Industry Licensing Board, File No. 2017-05177 (2017).
  • In Re: Petition for Informal Hearing of Shane M. Tow for Certified Roofing Contractor's License, Construction Industry Licensing Board, File No. 2016-00897 (2016).
  • In Re: Petition for Informal Hearing of William Todd Walker for Certified Air Conditioning Contractor's License, Construction Industry Licensing Board, File No. 2017-02648 (2017).
  • In Re: StormForce of Jacksonville, LLC, 2019 WL 3996338 (FL Off. Fin. Reg. 2019).
  • Perez v. Owl, Inc., dba Owl, Inc. Transportation, 2019 WL 7602154 (11th Cir. 2019).
  • Perez v. Owl, Inc., No. 6:17-cv-1092-Orl-41GJK, 2018 WL 1806057 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 29, 2018).
  • Randall Mechanical, Inc. v. Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor, 798 Fed. Appx. 604 (11th Cir. 2020).
  • R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor v. Jasper Contractors, Inc., 2017 WL 8186721 (N.D. Ga. July 24, 2017).
  • Secretary of Labor v. DeNucci Constructors, LLC, No. 18-1847, 2020 WL 3428301, (OSHRC May 15, 2020).
  • Secretary of Labor v. Jasper Contractors, Inc., No. 1:16-CV-3845-LMM-JSA, 2016 WL 10988805 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 3, 2016).
  • Secretary of Labor v. Jody Wilson Construction, Inc., No. 16-1223, 2018 WL 1778385, (OSHRC Feb. 28, 2018).
  • Secretary of Labor v. NDC Construction Company, No. 17-1689, 2020 WL 6042496, (OSHRC Sept. 4, 2020).
  • Secretary of Labor v. Randall Mechanical, Inc., No. 17-1595, 2018 WL 2326109, (OSHRC Apr. 11, 2018).
  • Secretary of Labor v. Randall Mechanical, Inc., No. 17-1595, 2020 WL 2612205, (OSHRC May 15, 2020).
  • Secretary of Labor v. Randall Mechanical, Inc., 17-1595, 2020 WL 4514844, (OSHRC June 10, 2020).
  • Secretary of Labor v. Randall Mechanical, Inc., No. 17-1595, 2020 WL 4514843 (OSHRC July 30, 2020).
  • Secretary of Labor v. StormForce of Jacksonville, LLC, No. 19-0592 (OSHRC 2020)
  • Stone Warehouse of Michigan LLC v. Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, General Industry Safety and Health Division, Order Finding Good Cause (Case No. 1429933), issued November 17, 2020.
  • Stone Warehouse of Michigan LLC v. Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, General Industry Safety and Health Division, Order Finding Good Cause (Case No. 1430185), issued October 29, 2020.
  • Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor v. Jasper Contractors, Inc., No. 1:16-CV-3845-LMM-JSA, 2016 WL 10998854 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 22, 2016).

Awards & Recognition

  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course (License No. 10984486)
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety Course (License No. 11233224)
  • OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training (License No. 13662775)
  • OSHA Asbestos Competent Person and Onsite Roofing Supervisor Certifications, 2015
  • Florida Certified Building Contractor (License No. CBC1260542)
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, Up & Comer, July 1, 2017
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, Up & Comer, July 1, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2019
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, Construction Law, July 1, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2021

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