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City of Bradenton Hires Blalock Walters to Serve as City Attorney

Scott E. Rudacille, Esq., Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar

PRESS RELEASE: Bradenton/Sarasota, December 5, 2019 – Blalock Walters, P.A. is pleased to announce that the City of Bradenton has hired Blalock Walters, serve as its legal counsel.

Scott E. Rudacille will serve as City Attorney. Scott is Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law by the Florida Bar and holds an AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He serves as counsel to a wide variety of local government entities, and he represents private clients in all aspects of the permitting and development process.

In addition to general government matters, the firm will also provide representation to the City in related matters such as litigation, real estate, land use and labor and employment.

“Selecting a law firm to represent our City was a deliberate, serious and difficult challenge,” said City of Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston. “Bill Lisch was our legal representative for 43 years and we were very happy with his work as an integral part of our team. But, retirement called out to him.”

“We know lots of legal firms and we feel very confident we have selected the right firm, Blalock Walters, P.A., and attorney Scott Rudacille as City Attorney,” Poston noted. “I have known Scott personally and professionally for years and have the utmost confidence in his legal abilities and his understanding of the workings of the City of Bradenton. At my request, he served on the Bradenton Housing Authority board of directors. We look forward to a strong working relationship that serves all the citizens of Bradenton.”

Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, full-service business law firm built on a foundation of integrity and commitment to its clients and community. With over 25 attorneys, we serve a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history, the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal needs of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond. Blalock Walters’ offices are located in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. For more information, please visit


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