William D. Umansky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando, FL

The Umansky Law Firm
 | 1945 E. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: 407-501-4037
Fax: 407-228-9545
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner of The Umansky Law Firm, William D. Umansky represents the rights of people in Central Florida. He focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense. Mr. Umansky handles cases involving the following: slip-and-fall, dog bite, wrongful death, product liability, automobile accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, DUI/DWI, sex crimes, juvenile offenses, drug crimes, theft and fraud, burglary, assault, child abuse and traffic violations.

In 1988, Mr. Umansky graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. He then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law. As a law student, he earned the highest grade in his negotiations and dispute settlement class; was honored by the school with a certificate of recognition for outstanding contribution; and was a trial team member. Mr. Umansky received his Juris Doctor in 1992.

For over 20 years, Mr. Umansky has protected the rights of people. He believes that people are entitled to a second chance, whether they are a victim of circumstances or have simply made bad choices in their life, and works hard to give them that opportunity. A former prosecutor, Mr. Umansky has an inside understanding of how criminal investigations are conducted and uses this knowledge to find solutions that meet his clients’ needs. Orlando Life magazine named him a top criminal lawyer, and he has been cited or featured in several mainstream news sources, including USA Today, NBC and Newsweek.

Mr. Umansky is an accomplished author and public speaker with memberships in several legal organizations. His adherence to ethics and his superior legal skills have earned him the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell, and he is the recipient of several honors for his work with legal aid.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): 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, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (30%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

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, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About William Umansky

Admitted: 1992, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.thelawman.net/Attorneys/William-D-Umansky/

Honors/Awards:

  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2012
  • Top Rated Attorney, Orlando Home and Leisure, 2011
  • Bronze award to Legal Aid, Legal Aid, 2009
  • National Academy of Best Selling Authors-Certificate of Recognition -of Best-Selling Book, 2010
  • Certificate of Recognition - Outstanding Contribution to UF College of LAW, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • Each member selected for dedication in their field., American Premier Allstar, 2009
  • Founders Award Orange County Teen Court, Judge Thomas Kirk 2007-2008
  • Meritorious for Public Service Chair for Grievance Committee 09C, 2012 - 2013
  • Top Attorney in Florida, Orlando Life Magazine, 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2016
  • Recognition for Service as Trustee of the Board, Orange County Legal Aid Society, 2009
  • Florida Trend's 2010 Legal Elite Recognition, Florida Trend Magazine, 2010
  • John Marshall Bar Association Senator, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • State Legal Leader, Florida Trend Magazine , 2012
  • Recognition of community service., Legal Aid, 2006
  • Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine Top Lawyers-Traffic Violations
  • Lapel Pin in recognition of exceptional pro bono service Supreme Court of Florida, 2013
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2014
  • Top Attorney in Florida, Orlando Life Magazine, 2013
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society, Breakfast of Champions, Award for Outstanding Service, 2009 - 2010
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Book Awards Highest Grade - Negotiation & Dispute Settlements, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
  • Superb Rated Attorney, Avvo, 2012
  • Legal Leader Award, Legal Elite, 2010
  • Outstanding Service OCBA Executive Council , 2007 - 2013
  • Orlando Life Magazine Top Lawyer for Traffic Violations for Orange, Seminole, & Osceola Counties. This is based on LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Top-Rated Lawyers list and is compiled from peer review ratings to identify those who have been rated by their peers to be AV Preeminent
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Grayson for service to Legal Aid, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors, Orange County Teen Court Judge, 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar Member  1992-Present
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association 2008-Present
  • Executive Counsel, Orange County Bar Association, 2008 - Present
  • Member, National College for DUI Defense, 2013 - Present
  • American Association of Justice, 2002 - 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Secretary, Teen Alternatives, Inc., 2003 - 2005
  • Board of Trustees, Orange County Legal Aid Society, 2006 - 2009
  • Orange County Bar Association Social Committee Chair, 2009
  • Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, Orange County Bar Association, 2000 - 2005
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida, 1992
  • Board of Directors, Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 2005 - 2007
  • Inns of Court, 1996 - 2006
  • Orange County Bar Member (Current)
  • Vice Chair 9c, Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Teen Alternative Inc, Board of Directors, 2003-Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Gala Committee, 2005
  • Board Member, Central Florida Community Initiative
  • Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Re-Elected to Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Legal Aid Society, Event Chairman, Breakfast of Champions, 2008
  • Board of Directors, Central Florida YMCA, 2003 - 2005
  • Recognized by The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar's Young Lawyer Division, and The Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association for contributing over twenty hours of pro bono work every year since 2011. , 2011
  • Founded Second Chance Of Florida Foundationhttp://secondchanceofflorida.com/, 2012
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce, 2006 - Present
  • William Umansky, attorney with The Umansky Law Firm (http://www.thelawman.net), was honored recently by the Florida Supreme Court for his 2011 pro bono work. The event was also observed by The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association.
  • Rotary Club of Avalon Park, 2006 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Foundation Marketing, Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section, 2013
  • Presenter, "Law and Civics"--, Colonial High School for the OCBA Foundation, 2012
  • Presenter, Safe Neighborhood, Avalon Park Safe Neighborhood Meet & Greet, 2004
  • Young Lawyers Luncheon, 2010 "How To Build Your Law Practice Panel"
  • Downtown Orlando Rotary Club, 2009 "Be Legal Aid"
  • Legal Aid Society Breakfast of Champions "The Story of David"
  • UPC Classical Conversations Group "Mock Trials"
  • Presenter, Legal Aid: What it's all About, Rotary Club of Avalon Park, 2009
  • Presenter, David and Jaidens Story, Legal Aid Breakfast, 2009
  • Presenter, Legal Aid, Downtown Rotary Club, 2009
  • Presenter, Legal Aid: What it's all About, Legal Aid Breakfast of Champions, 2008
  • Co-Author, Power Principles For Success, 2010
  • "Second Chances" Stories of Hope, Redemption and Forgiveness
  • Co-Author, Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies, 2011
  • Kevin Sutton Radio Show, Boating Under The Influence Of Alcohol and Skateboarding Violations, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • I've successfully handled thousands of criminal cases and settled hundreds of personal injury cases over my twenty-five-year career. 

Videos:

  • William Umansky talks about Second Chances
  • William Umansky, Attorney and Founder of the Umansky Law Firm, discusses why pedestrian accidents are so much worse in Florida, particularly Orlando, compared to the rest of the country.
  • Florida Legal Elite Honoring William Umansky
  • Look around the office., Our Office

Educational Background:

  • University of South Florida, B.A.in Psychology, Cum Laude, 1988
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Office Location for William D. Umansky

1945 E. Michigan Street
Orlando, FL 32806

Phone: 407-501-4037

Fax: 407-228-9545

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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