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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



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



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