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Taras Rudnitsky's unique background as an automotive safety engineer, expert witness and consumer justice attorney provides invaluable insight for consumers in cases throughout Florida and the United States. He has been a featured speaker before consumer justice attorneys, governmental investigators, and corporate executives.  He has also been interviewed by several television station and newspaper reporters regarding consumer justice issues.


This commitment to consumer justice is not new – in fact, it started before Taras even graduated from the University of Michigan Law School.  As part of the Law School’s Clinical Law program, Taras represented consumers in cases ranging from landlord/tenant to employment discrimination.  At the time, he was the only student to then earn a position in the Advanced Clinical Law program and focus on seeking justice for consumers.  Since first opening his law office in 1998, Taras has limited his practice to representing consumers, often against large and wealthy corporations.  He exclusively represents consumers against car companies, dealers, debt collectors, credit card companies, debt buyers, shady home improvement contractors, and numerous others who attempt to victimize consumers.


Taras also firmly believes all attorneys should contribute to their community. During the past few years, the Florida Supreme Court and the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society recognized his contributions to the public for pro bono legal services.  Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida also awarded Taras the Seminole County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award for 2012.


Languages spoken: Ukrainian

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Practice areas


  1. Lemon Law: 50%
    18 years
  2. Debt Collection: 25%
    9 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 15%
    18 years
  4. Credit Card Fraud: 5%
    9 years
  5. Defective Products: 5%
    18 years



Contingent (15-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sergio Cabanas

    I endorse attorney Rudnitsky. He is an excellent attorney and an asset to the legal community.


    Sergio Cabanas Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Sprysenski

    Taras is one of those few attorneys that has a great deal of care for his clients. Taras handles any matter, big or small, with the attention to detail and zealous representation it deserves. I highly endorse Taras.


    Christopher Sprysenski Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Rudnitsky Law Firm

3383 Oakmont Terrace
Longwood, FL, 32779


FLMember in Good Standing200401/11/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199801/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Seminole County Attorney of the Year-Pro BonoCommunity Legal Services of Mid Florida2013
Seminole County Attorney of the Year-Pro BonoCommunity Legal Services of Mid Florida2012
Advocate of JusticeCommunity Legal Services of Mid Florida2011
Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Supreme Court2010
Certificate of AppreciationLegal Advocacy Center of Central Florida2010
Pro Bono Volunteer AwardSeminole County Bar Association Legal Aid2009
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardFlorida Supreme Court2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRudnitsky Law Firm1998 - Present
Professional EngineerTaras S. Rudnitsky, P.E.1998 - 2004
Design Engineer and Performance (Test) EngineerGeneral Motors Corporation1988 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules CommitteeChair2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Small Claims Rules CommitteeVice Chair2011 - 2014
Community Legal Services of Mid-FloridaBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Legal Advocacy Center of Central FloridaBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupMember2006 - 2014
Center for Auto SafetyMember2004 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Member2004 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Seminole County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Association for the Advancement of Automotive MedicineMember2001 - 2009
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember1998 - 2009
Ukrainian American Bar AssociationVice President1998 - Present
Public JusticeMember1998 - Present
Order of the CoifMember1998 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember1998 - Present
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - 2004
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2009
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)Member1987 - Present
Society of Automotive EngineersMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
2005 Ford Taurus – Passenger face, neck and eye injuries from air bag deploymentConfidential settlement
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse – Passenger blindness from air bag deploymentConfidential settlement
2002 Buick Century – Driver fatality due to air bag failure to deployConfidential settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.CarSafetyLawyer.com31 Ways to Determine if You Have a Car Defect Case2008
www.CarSafetyLawyer.comAir Bag Deployment - How Air Bags Work2008
Rudnitsky Law FirmMy Air Bag Did Not Deploy - What Went Wrong?2008
www.CarSafetyLawyer.comAir Bags and Sun Visors - A Dangerous Combination?2008
www.CarSafetyLawyer.comHow to Determine if your Air Bag Performed Properly2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Wayne State UniversityMechanical EngineeringMA - Masters1993
Wayne State UniversityMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Habitat for HumanityConsumer Protection Law2012
Senior PresentationConsumer Protection Law2011
UABA Annual ConventionDeveloping a Law Practice From Your Roots2010
Defending Debt Collection CasesDefending Debt Collection Cases2010
Air Bag Summit XIDangerous Air Bag Strategies at the Car Companies2008
Presentation to Florida Law FirmHow to Identify Car Safety Defects2007
Air Bag Summit XDangerous Air Bags and Sun Visors2007
Presentation to Florida Law FirmHow to Spot a Car Defect Case2006
Air Bag Summit IXDangerous Air Bags and Air Bag Injuries - an Update2006
AIEG ConferenceDefective Seat Belt Systems2004
Air Bag Summit VIAir Bag Manufacturing Defects and Quality Control2003
Air Bag Summit VDangerous and Defective Air Bags - Lessons Learned2002
Air Bag Summit IIIDangerous Air Bags and the Risks to Children2000
Air Bag Summit IIDangerous and Defective Air Bags - an Introduction1999