Umansky, Zahra S.

1945 E Michigan StOrlando, FL 32806

Updated: 02/10/2017


Zahra Umansky was a former Assistant Public Defender in the 18th judicial circuit in Brevard and Seminole Counties. As a former Public Defender, Zahra was involved in over a hundred criminal trials that included crimes such as theft, assault, prostitution, drugs trafficking, DUI, and many other felonies and misdemeanors offense. She protected her client's right to liberty and secured countless not guilty verdicts and judgments of acquittal. After Zahra left the Public Defender's office, she...


Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 100%


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993

Other Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association (Member)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Central Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)


  • Orlando Police Department Award of Excellence (2001)
  • Orange County Sheriff's Office, "Making A Difference", March 2014
  • Orlando Life Magazine, "Top Attorneys in Florida", 2015
  • Florida Trend Magazine, "Florida Legal Elite", 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, "Super Lawyer", 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, "Super Lawyer", 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2017 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Confronting the Mob Mentality II: Challenging Charges of Sexual Assault, NACDL

Past Positions

  • City of Orlando, City Prosecutor, 1996 - 2003
  • Office of the Public Defender, 18th Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 1993 - 1996


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1992
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1989
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Sociology
    Minor: Psychology

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Xi Delta


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


1945 E Michigan StOrlando, FL 32806


  • 407-228-9545


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