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Rudi is  a lifetime resident of Brevard County and a second-generation attorney. Rudi grew up in Indialantic, Florida as the youngest of three boys. Rudi spent the majority of his childhood navigating the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean with his brothers— fishing, clamming, and harvesting oysters. When he wasn’t on the water, Rudi spent a lot of time in the law firm and knew at a very young age that he wanted to become an attorney just like his father.

In 1974, Rudi graduated from Melbourne High School and began college at the University of Central Florida. In 1981, Rudi graduated from the University of Central Florida and went on to law school at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, the first and only time he lived outside of Florida. Upon graduation from law school, Rudi immediately moved back to his beloved hometown and went into practice with his father. Today,  Rudi devotes much of his life to his law firm and clients and in his free time, he enjoys boating, golfing, and spending time with his family.



  • 2014 Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator Certification

  • 1985 Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

    Member of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

  • 1981 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

  • 1974 High School Diploma from Melbourne High School, Melbourne, Florida



  • 1986 Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • 1985 Admitted to Florida Bar



  • 1985 — present Member of Brevard County Bar Association


Contact info

Trader Legal

903 E. Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL, 32901

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 25%
    30 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
    30 years
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    30 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kimberli L. Trader

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    Kimberli Trader Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I highly endorse Mr. Trader.


    Maureen Haas Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


FLMember in Good Standing198506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerTrader Legal1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Florida BarMember1985 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Central FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1981