Mark M. O'Mara

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Orlando, FL

O'Mara Law Group
 | 221 NE Ivanhoe Blvd, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-898-5151
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

A former felony prosecutor and division chief, attorney Mark M. O'Mara has handled all types of criminal cases, including traffic, property crimes, DUI, drug cases and death penalty cases. Mr. O'Mara has been practicing criminal and family law for more than 34 years. He is presently board certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist and a Marital and Family Law Specialist. Double certification is accomplished by less than one percent of Florida lawyers.

Mark also focuses his practice on those who have had their civils rights violated, often at the hands of government officials.

In addition to his extensive trial experience in both state and federal criminal defense, Mr. O'Mara also represents clients in divorce cases, involving child time-sharing issues, alimony and division of assets. He also represent citizens who have hadtheir civil rights violated, or who wewre injured by the negligence of drug and automobile companies. 

Mr. O'Mara is also involved in many bar activities, including serving as President of the Seminole County Bar Association, President of the Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court and serving on both Circuit and Federal Grievance committees.

Mr. O'Mara is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, as well as before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit. He currently serves as a legal analyst for CNN, where he provides his thoughts and expertise on justice and social issues.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Rights (20%): Police Misconduct, Discrimination

Family Law (30%): Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Same Sex Family Law

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Civil Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Civil Rights: Police Misconduct, Discrimination

Family Law: Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Same Sex Family Law

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board CertifiedFlorida Bar Board Certified

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About Mark O'Mara

Admitted: 1982, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.omaralawgroup.com/index.php/about-us

Honors and Awards:

  • Board certification by the Florida Bar requires additional legal education, peer review and testing procedures, Florida Bar Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, Florida Bar, 1996

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar, 2011
  • Certified on Collaborative Law, 2006
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2001
  • Cerified Family Law Mediator, 2001
  • Criminal Trial Specialist, Florida Bar, 1996
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, 1996
  • Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
  • Board Certified, Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1984
  • Florida, 1982
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Chair, Federal Court Grievance Committee
  • Member, State Attorney's Office, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Seminole County, 1982 - 1984
  • Member, C.F. Family Law Inn of Court
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Florida Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Criminal Law Certification Committee
  • Chair, Grievance Committee, 1997 - 1999
  • Member, Law Office Management
  • Member, The Florida Bar, Criminal Law & Family Law Sections
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Past President, Seminole County Bar Association, 1999 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Actively involved in Juvenile Diabetes Reseaech Foundation, 2005

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Represented the Estate of Sam DuBose, a black 43 year old man killed by a white University of Cincinnati Police Officer while off campus. The University settled the case for a total of $5.3 million, including affording all Sam's children free tuition at the University and erecting a memorial garden for him on campus., 2016

Educational Background:

  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, B.A., Honors: Dean's List, Major: Pre Law Political Science, 1979
Office Location for Mark M. O'Mara

221 NE Ivanhoe Blvd
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: 407-898-5151

 

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Last Updated: 10/23/2017

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