In 1992, five attorneys set out to create a Tallahassee-based firm committed to providing legal and governmental consulting services of the highest quality to clients with needs in state and local government and in the courts. Through hard work, attention to detail and dedication to meeting the legal and strategic objectives of our clients, Rutledge Ecenia has grown from this foundation to become one of the leading administrative and governmental law firms in the state. Our attorneys have extensive expertise in practicing before state agencies, the Division of Administrative Hearings, state and federal courts, and the Legislative and Executive Branches of government. Our attorneys and consultants are practice leaders in areas such as legislative and governmental representation, administrative law, health care, procurements and bid disputes, professional licensing and permitting, gaming and alcoholic beverage regulation, environmental and land use law and telecommunications and utilities.
Our attorneys and consultants have served in positions at the highest levels of Florida government in such capacities as secretary of a state agency, legislative affairs director for the Governor, Administrative Law Judge, and counsel to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Rutledge Ecenia has achieved the highest form of professional recognition as a firm, which is an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, for each of the firm’s shareholders. Our attorneys have received significant honors and have reported decisions at every level of the state court system, including the Florida Supreme Court.
Our attorneys and governmental consultants serve not only as lawyers for our clients but as key advisors and counselors on strategic and business objectives. We strive to become one with our clients’ goals and are instrumental in designing and implementing legal and governmental strategies to achieve those goals. We are committed to excellence in regulatory affairs and litigation and seek to ensure that our services are provided in a cost-effective and efficient manner. While we will pursue our clients’ litigation objectives with focused determination, we strive to achieve beneficial resolutions through settlements and alternative dispute resolution when such an approach best serves our clients’ needs.
We are proud of the culture we have developed at Rutledge Ecenia and we share a common belief in service, dedication, integrity and excellence.