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: 407-228-3838
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
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

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, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General: 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 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017

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About William Umansky

Admitted: 1992, Florida

Professional Webpage: www.thelawman.net

Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founded Second Chance Of Florida Foundationhttp://secondchanceofflorida.com/, 2012
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce, 2006 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Avalon Park, 2006 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Central Florida YMCA, 2003 - 2005
  • Legal Aid Society, Event Chairman, Breakfast of Champions, 2008

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Verdicts and Settlements:

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

Video:

  • Florida Legal Elite Honoring William Umansky
  • William Umansky talks about Second Chances
  • Look around the office., Our Office
  • 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.

Educational Background:

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

1945 E. Michigan Street
Orlando, FL 32806

Phone: 407-228-3838

 

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Last Updated: 9/19/2017

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