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Michael Barber is a dedicated and experienced attorney with over two years experience practicing law.  Michael began his legal career at the State Attorney's Office in Orange County, Florida.  While working as an Assistant State Attorney Michael had the opportunity to handle a wide variety of cases ranging from misdemeanor and traffic offenses, all the way up to serious felonies.  Michael has ample experience in litigating numerous types of cases, including DUI's, traffic cases, drug cases, prostitution cases, cases involving violence or weapons, burglaries, thefts, and more.  Michael took over 60 cases to trial during his two years as an Assistant State Attorney.  Michael's last assignment as an Assistant State Attorney was prosecuting high level felony drug cases including trafficking, dealing, manufacturing, and cultivation of various types of narcotics.


While working as an Assistant State Attorney Michael developed important skills and abilities that allow him to provide clients with superior representation.  Michael acquired an in-depth understanding of the prosecutorial process, from the deicision to file charges all the way through to plea negotiations.  Michael uses his knowledge of the prosecutorial system to advocate effectively for his clients, and ensure that each one of them receives fair treatment in the justice system.


Michael is heavily involved in Florida's legal community.  He is an active member in both the Orange County Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association.  Michael serves on the Executive Board for the Orange County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee, and Executive Board of the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyer Section.  


Michael graudated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in 2008.  While at the University of Central Florida Michael was a member of the National Scholar's Honor Society, Eta Sigma Delta International Honors Society, and Junior Achievers.  Additionally, Michael was awarded a spot on the Dean's List and the National Bright Futures Academic Scholar Award.  After college Michael went on to study law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and graduated in 2011 with a juris doctorate.  While in law school Michael was recognized as a Dean's Scholar, and was awarded the Governor's Scholarship.  Michael served two terms as the president of the University of Florida chapter of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    3 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    5 years
  3. Juvenile: 25%
    5 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    5 years

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    I endorse this lawyer. He is very passionate about the law and his clients.


    David Davich Insurance Attorney
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  • John Michael Sirounis

    Mr. Barber is a very approachable and easy to get along with attorney who I would highly recommend. He knows the law and understands what it takes to get the results you want.


    John Sirounis Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL, 32806


FLMember in Good Standing201106/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Elite Up & ComerFlorida Trend Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
2014 Florida Legal Elite (Criminal Law)Florida Trend Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyUmansky Law Firm2013 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office Ninth Judicial Circuit2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Opera OrlandoBoard Member2016 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChairman2015 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Downtown Orlando YMCABoard Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeExecutive Board Member2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionBoard Member2011 - Present
Florida BarMember2011 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of Central FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Winter Park High SchoolN/AN/A2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2013 Practicing with Professionalism SeminarEthics and Professionalism2013