Scott E. Rudacille


Scott E. Rudacille

Scott concentrates his practice in the areas of land use and local government law. He represents private clients in all aspects of the permitting, entitlement and development process. He has also served as counsel to a wide variety of local government entities, including municipal, school district, community development district and special district, and he currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Bradenton. Scott is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law, holds an “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Land Use and Zoning.


  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” (2024)
  • Readers Choice for Attorney, Anna Maria Island Sun, (2006 – 2008; 2010 – 2014, 2017, 2018)

Bar Associations

  • The Florida Bar
    • City, County and Local Government Section
  • Manatee County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, 2009 – 2012


  • Florida Planning Zoning Association – Gulf Coast Chapter
    • Former Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute
    • Member
  • Environment and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar
    • Land Use Committee Member
  • City of Holmes Beach Planning Commission
    • Member, 2012
  • Bradenton Housing Authority
    • Board of Commissioners, 2011 – 2013
  • City of Holmes Beach Personnel Board,
    • Member, 2006 – 2008
  • Florida Municipal Lawyers Association
    • Member
  • Manatee Tiger Bay
    • Member
  • Leadership Manatee Graduate, 2007


  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors, 2011 – 2013
  • Anna Maria Island Community Center
    • Chair, 2013-2014; Board of Directors, 2005 – 2015
  • Manatee Gator Club
    • Board of Directors, 2005 – 2009
  • Leadership Manatee Alumni Association
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., with honors, 2004)
  • University of Florida (B.S., with honors, 2001)

Recent News

Sunshine Law, Public Records Act, and Ethics for Elected Officials
Florida Planning and Zoning Association State Conference (2008, 2010, 2012)
Panel Discussion on the Land Use Process, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Land Use Committee Public Workshop (2009)

Scott E. Rudacille

Contact Scott

802 11th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205

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