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Michael Eugene Zmijewski

About me

Since 2002, I have been part of the Central Florida Legal Community.  I began my legal practice as an Assistant State Attorney where for two-years I prosecuted DUI offenses and persons charged with serious felony offenses.  After leaving the Office of the State Attorney in 2004, I set out to use my knowledge and experience to assist persons who were accused of criminal offenses.  Since 2004, I have had the pleasure of representing many clients throughout Central Florida in a wide array of cases to include: DUI, Petit and Grand Theft, Drug Trafficking, Drug Possession, Possession of Cannabis, Domestic Battery, Assault & Battery, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Sexual Battery.  I pride myself on giving each and every client the respect they deserve.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Defense

  • DUI Defense

  • Juvenile Defense

  • Speeding and Traffic Ticket Defense

  • Sealing and Expungements

Professional Experience:

  • 2002 - 2004: Assistant State Attorney Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange and Osceola County.  Prosecuted Misdemeanor and Felony cases.

  • 2004 - Present: Criminal Defense Attorney.  Representing clients throughout Central Florida in criminal defense, DUI/DWI, Juvenile offenses, Speeding and Traffic related offenses and Sealing and Expungements. 


  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2002, Juris Doctor

  • Temple University Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1997, B.B.A. in Marketing 

Bar Admissions:

  • Member Florida Bar Association - 2002

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida - 2004


  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Honors Fraternities:

  • Phi Delta Phi National Legal Honor Society

  • Golden Key Honor Society 

Biographical Information:

  • Born 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Resident of Orlando, Florida since 2002



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    14 years
  3. Juvenile: 5%
    14 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    14 years
  5. Expungement: 5%
    14 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John N Knutton

    While I was a prosecutor in Orange county, I had the privilege of facing Michael on numerous cases. He is an excellent voice for his clients in court, and he works hard to get excellent results. I highly endorse this attorney.


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  • Brian P Byrd

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Contact info

Michael Eugene Zmijewski

501 N. Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL, 328011364


FLMember in Good Standing200206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2015
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2014
Outstanding Legal StudiesPhi Delta Phi2000
Outstanding Scholastic AchievementGolden Key National Honor Society1996
High Scholastic AchivementBeta Gamma Sigma1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerZ Law Firm, L.L.C.2008 - Present
Senior AttorneyRathel Law Group2004 - 2008
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 9th Judicial Circuit2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2009 - Present
District Court of the Middle District of FloridaMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
2011-MM-3372-A-OJury Acquittal
2015-MM-8399-A-OJury Acquittal
2010-CF-9392-A-OCase dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
What to ExpectDivorceN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Temple UniversityMarketingOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Talk Radio ShowInjunctions2013