Taras Rudnitsky has dedicated his entire legal career to representing consumers seeking justice under the law. His background as a consumer protection attorney, automotive engineer, and expert witness has provided invaluable insight for consumers in cases throughout Florida and the United States. Taras 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 was already representing consumers in court even before graduating. 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.
Taras firmly believes all attorneys should contribute to their community. Over the past 10 years, Taras has earned numerous awards for his pro bono representation of consumers throughout Central Florida for 4 different legal aid organizations, donating well over 700 hours of his time. As a result of his commitment to his community, the Florida Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized Taras for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. In 2016, Taras was honored with the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 18th Judicial Circuit in a ceremony held at the Florida Supreme Court. In 2017, he earned 3 pro bono awards for his work in Seminole, Orange, and Volusia Counties.
Taras has also actively contributed to the legal profession. He previously served on the Florida Bar’s Small Claims Rules Committee (including as its Chair) and now serves on the Consumer Protection Law Committee. Taras has also served on the Board of Directors for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and the Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida from 2011 through 2018, including as President; he continues to serve on both Boards and as a member of their Executive Committees. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Ukrainian American Bar Association, an international bar association. Taras is also an active member of numerous legal associations, and helps train other attorneys throughout the United States on consumer protection litigation and advocacy.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.