ORLANDO – Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite List has once again named William Umansky as a prominent lawyer to include this year. He was first featured on the list in 2012, then again in 2014 and 2015.
Umansky is the founder of The Umansky Law Firm, which is a criminal defense firm in Orlando. Fondly called “The Lawman” by his peers, his inclusion in the Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite List makes him one of the lawyers recognized as part of the top two percent among active members of the Florida Bar.
Apart from being part of the legal elite list, Umansky recently was named a top criminal lawyer by Leisure Magazine and Orlando Home. His reputation in his chosen profession has made him an expert quoted in several national media outlets such as FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC. Umansky’s quotes also have been included in People Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.
Umansky is the author of the bestselling book Power Principles of Success. His other published work includes Second Chances: Stories of Hope, Redemption and Forgiveness and Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies.
Umansky has been a member of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce since 2006. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense. He is a board member for the Central Florida Community Initiative and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association.
In and out of the courtroom, Umansky has earned the reputation of a lawyer aiming to give his clients “second chances.” He has been handling cases involving car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. He also works on issues concerning sexual abuse, negligent security, slip and fall, and premise liability.
Umansky’s expertise in the legal profession covers all types of felony, misdemeanor, and ordinance charges. He has worked with clients battling cases on drunk driving, drug sale or possession and trafficking. He also helped those involved in prostitution, mortgage fraud, theft, shoplifting, false imprisonment, ponzi schemes, suspended licenses, battery, domestic violence and obstruction charges.
Prior to founding his own firm, Umansky worked as an assistant state attorney from 1993 to 1995. He then served as a city prosecutor from 1995 to 1996. Later on, he became an associate specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice at the Elizabeth Faiella P.A. Then he worked as an associate with Best & Anderson. Apart from his work in law firms, Umansky also served as a police academy instructor and a police legal advisor.
Umansky graduated from the University of South Florida cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He obtained his law degree from there, too. Umansky also attended the Tulane Institute of European Legal Studies.