James ("Jim") Pruden
Jim Pruden has a broad base of experience in the business and legal environment attained through advanced degrees in business and law, practice as a commercial attorney, experience as an executive of a software company and staff positions at the IBM Corporation.
Jim has been a registered republican for 47 years and has maintained the unwavering view that America is the greatest country in the world. Jim grew up on a cattle farm in southern Maryland, later relocated to Florida, and has been a resident of the area comprising District 22 since 1982.
Jim has a Bachelor of Science, an MBA and Juris Doctor Degrees; and in his professional career, he worked an aggregate of more than 45 years in technology, business and law. That experience includes practice as a business attorney for the last 22 years as well as various prior positions in executive management, strategic planning, manufacturing, research and development, and engineering. Jim’s law practice included representation before Florida’s Circuit Courts, the 4th District Court of Appeal, and the Federal US District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Florida. In addition to his litigation experience, Jim provided clients with legal services associated with finance, corporate governance and operations, commercial and residential real estate, intellectual property, state and federal regulatory matters, acquisitions and mergers, business alliances, distribution, and extensive contract work for various business related activities.
Jim has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1997 and has had associations with the American Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association and Republican organizations. Jim has also authored and co-authored a number of technical publications and received the Nathan Burkan Memorial Award for his white paper entitled “Protection of Software User Interfaces” awarded by American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers. Jim also received an IBM Excellence Award from the IBM ESD/Personal Computer Division at Boca Raton as well as two IBM Means Service Awards and nine IBM Informal Awards.
Jim Pruden’s community work has included appearing numerous times as a guest lecturer on starting your own law practice at the Shepard Broad Law Center, serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Boca Raton Republican Club, coaching youth soccer, serving as financial secretary and a member of the Board of Directors for the Landover Hills Md. Fire Department as well as a volunteer firefighter. Jim Pruden now seeks to serve his country as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.