Umansky, William D.

1945 E Michigan StOrlando, FL 32806

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Updated: 12/27/2017

Overview

William D. Umansky or "The Lawman" as he is affectionately known by his peers has almost two decades of experience offering "Second Chances" to clients who have either been injured as a result of someone else's negligence or who have, unfortunately, been charged with a crime. His practice is based in Central Florida and he advocates for his clients throughout Florida. He is the Managing Partner of the Umansky Law Firm where he directs a team of lawyers dedicated to...

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner
  • Victim Services Practitioner

Practice Areas

  • DUI/DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Dog Bite
  • Slip & Fall

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Other Affiliations

  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2010
  • Legal Aid Society, 2008 (Event Chairman, Breakfast of Champions)
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2000 - 2005 (Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Committee)
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2008 - Present (Executive Counsel)
  • Orange County Bar Association (Gala Committee)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - 2007
  • Florida Justice Association (Member)
  • Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 2005 - 2007 (Board of Directors)
  • Inns of Court, 1996 - 2006
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce, 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • National College for DUI Defense, 2013 - Present (Member)
  • Central Florida Community Initiative (Board Member)
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors)
  • apil- Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Member)
  • PEOPIL (Member)

Honors

  • Orange County Legal Aid Society, Breakfast of Champions, Award for Outstanding Service, 2009 - 2010
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society: Recognition for Service as Trustee of the Board, 2009
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Grayson for service to Legal Aid, 2009
  • Bronze award to Legal Aid, 2009
  • Florida Trend Magazine, "Florida Legal Elite", 2010
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • National Academy of Best Selling Authors-Certificate of Recognition -of Best-Selling Book, 2010
  • Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine Top Lawyers-Traffic Violations, 2012
  • 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, 2013
  • Outstanding Service OCBA Executive Council , 2007 - 2013
  • Meritorious for Public Service Chair for Grievance Committee 09C, 2012 - 2013
  • Lapel Pin in recognition of exceptional pro bono service Supreme Court of Florida, 2013
  • Orlando Life Magazine, "Top Attorneys in Florida", 2014
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, "Super Lawyer", 2014
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, "Super Lawyer", 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, "Super Lawyer", 2016
  • Attorney at Law Magazine "Attorney of the Month", 2014
  • Florida Trend Magazine, "Florida Legal Elite", 2014 - 2016
  • Florida Trend Magazine, "Florida Legal Elite", 2012

Classes and Seminars

  • 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, 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
  • Presenter, Safe Neighborhood, Avalon Park Safe Neighborhood Meet & Greet, 2004
  • Kevin Sutton Radio Show, Boating Under The Influence Of Alcohol and Skateboarding Violations, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Metropolitan University
  • Technology Committee Panel, Orange County Bar Association, 2017
  • Presenter, Money and Collections, Orange County Bar Association, 2017
  • Presenter, The Interview Process, Orange County Bar Association, 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Orange County Teen Court Judge, Board of Directors, 2003 - Present
  • Secretary of Teen Alternatives, Inc., 2003 - 2005
  • Board of Directors, Central Florida YMCA, 2003 - 2005
  • Rotary Club of Avalon Park, 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society, Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2009
  • Speaking Engagements, Avalon Park Safe Neighborhood Meet & Greet

Past Positions

  • Assistant State Attorney, 1993 - 1995
  • City Prosecutor, 1995 - 1996
  • Elizabeth Faiella, P.A. (Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice), Associate
  • Best & Anderson (Personal Injury), Associate
  • Police Academy Instructor
  • Police Legal Advisor

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1992
    Juris Doctorate - Trial Team
    Honors: Book Awards Highest Grade - Negotiation & Dispute Settlements
    Honors: Certificate of Recognition - Outstanding Contribution to UF College of LAW
    Honors: John Marshall Bar Association Senator
    Honors: University of Florida Trial Team, member
  • University of South Florida, 1988
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Psychology
  • Tulane Institute of European Legal Studies

Fees

Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Power Principles For Success, Co-Author, 2010
  • "Second Chances" Stories of Hope, Redemption and Forgiveness, Author
  • Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies, Co-Author, 2011

Office Information

Address

1945 E Michigan StOrlando, FL 32806

Fax

  • 407-228-9545

Email

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