Mr. Ardaman relishes challenges, particularly when confronted with problems others could not solve. A determined and creative legal practitioner, Mr. Ardaman is a persistent advocate for his clients’ objectives. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1984 and is Florida Bar Board Certified by the state Bar in City, County and Local Government Law since 2009.
Over the course of his more than 35-year career at Fishback Dominick, Mr. Ardaman has represented local governments, businesses, landowners, developers, property/homeowner and condominium owner associations, and others in administrative proceedings, civil litigation, special master hearings, appeals, land use and development projects, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, Bert J. Harris proceedings, public records law, and complex multi-party to simple real estate development projects and transactions. His areas of expertise include eminent domain, local government, land use and development, and real property.
Mr. Ardaman is past Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee and currently serves as president of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association – which represents over 400 municipal attorneys statewide. He is a requested speaker on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, land use and development, sunshine and public records law, annexation, and other topics.
His leisurely pursuits include reading, bicycling, boating, and, because he loves a good challenge, mountain climbing.
City Attorney, City of Winter Garden, 1992-2000; 2006-Present
City Attorney, City of DeBary, 2000-Present
City Attorney, City of Winter Park, Oct. 2015-Present
City Attorney, City of Belle Isle, Oct. 2017-Present
Special Counsel, Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, March 8, 2023-Present
University of Florida, Juris Doctor, 1984
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, high honors, 1980
COURTS OF PRACTICE
Florida State Courts
President, Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, 2019-present
Chair, Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, 2009-2010
Vice-Chair, Florida Bar Eminent Domain Committee, 2008-2009
The Florida Bar Association Sections: Eminent Domain, City, County and Local Government Law Orange County Bar Association
Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
RATINGS & CERTIFICATIONS
AV – Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Orlando’s Top Lawyers, 2010 – present
Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in City, County and Local Government Law, August 2009