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William David Umansky

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   145 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%

    32 years, 8,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%

    32 years, 1,800 cases

  3. Car accident
    20%

    32 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Personal injury
    20%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

William D. Umansky has over a decade of experience to offer any client, especially in the area of criminal defense and personal injury. He has an insight into the workings of the prosecution because his career includes experience as both a former Assistant State Attorney in Florida and The City Prosecutor for the City of Orlando. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Umansky was in charge of the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Division. He has also been a Police Academy Instructor, an Adjunct Professor at Florida Metropolitan University, and a Legislative Assistant to a United States Senator. Mr. Umansky's entire career has centered on the legal process, both as a prosecutor and now a defender of those accused of illegal behavior.

 

During his career, Mr. Umansky has remained involved in his community and is an active part of Florida's legal system. He belongs to the Orange Bar Association, acting as Co-Chair of the Orange County Bar Criminal Law Committee for several years. He is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.

 

Mr. Umansky graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and obtained his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law. During law school, Mr. Umansky was a member of the University of Florida Trial Team and received a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the University of Florida Law School. He also earned an award for achieving the top grade for his work in Negotiations and Dispute Settlement. Mr. Umansky also attended the Tulane Institute of European Legal Studies.

 

Mr. Umansky is admitted to practice in the Florida State Courts and the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida. At the offices of The Umansky Law Firm, he offers criminal defense representation for nearly every type of criminal charge, including: 

 

  • DUI
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Possession
  • Theft & Shoplifting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault & Battery
  • Juvenile Defense

Photos and videos

Bill Talk about Everyone Deserving a Second Chance. As a criminal lawyer and personal injury attorney, Bill feels that people deserve a second shot at life and he explains his philosophy here in this video!
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Location

The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL, 32806

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Earl | December 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident case/ Felony Case
So i had a very interesting 2018... Not everyones perfect but, i can admit im Human. The Umansky Lawfirm from the very beggining treated me like family. They saved my license, made sure that i got the treatment and the medical care that i needed and kept me informed from the very start. Words cannot describe the gratitude and appreciation i have for everything they have done for me. Thank you Umansky Lawfirm!!!!
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Posted by Gladys West | November 2, 2019
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Honest, Professional and Helpful
My Son was in a car accident in January 2019, but the insurance did not want to pay for his back injury only to fix the vehicle. I researched on my own 4 attorneys. William was the first one to return my call and took his time to explain the process. We met with him at his office and was very impressed with the level of professionalism and expertise from him and his staff, especially Kristin Mallin who kept us abreast of every update of the case until it closed. I am very happy with the outcome and process of my Son's claim and thank William and his entire team.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2019
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The Best
I've been friends with Bill and Zahra for many years and never thought I'd need their legal counsel, but unfortunately life happens, and I called them immediately. They went above and beyond and I got the result I wanted. Their guidance was impeccable and I highly recommend them if you need legal counsel.
Posted by Cynthia-Lee | October 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Bill Umansky
Bill Umansky is unlike any lawyer I have ever had to deal with. He is genuinely a good person and goes out of his way for his clients and to make them feel more like a friend then a client. He represented me in a car accident case involving 3 injured. The settlement meeting took all day to come to an agreement. Bill had no problem staying to get me closest to a even 3 way split as possible. Then he didn't even take a cut from the extra amount he stayed all day to get me. I will definitely recommend Bill and his firm to anyone needing a lawyer in the future and If I ever need one I will return to him! Thank you!
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Posted by Aaron | August 4, 2019
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Criminal case
I am very glad I talked to Mr.Umansky he was on vacation with his family and he still found time to go over my case and he asked me more questions in 20min than my old attorney asked me in 3mths
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Accident
Thanks so much to Bill and Randy for their help and guidance at a difficult time. They are quick to respond and make recommendations for the next step. Randy is great to work with, always taking the time to answer and explain, always with individual considerations in mind. Thanks so much!
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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Mr. B
Our experience with Mr. Umansky and his staff was exceptional. From the first phone call to discuss representation of my auto accident to the final settlement, they were all very helpful and understanding. They guided me through the process very professionally and with compassion. We would certainly recommend the Umansky Law Firm to anyone in need of representation and guidance through out the very difficult process of receiving fair compensation for injuries received. Thanks to Bill and his staff for doing such a great job!!
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Posted by Julie | March 3, 2019
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Best Lawyer In Orlando!
I can’t say enough great things about the expertise, superior legal counsel and representation by the Umansky Law Firm. Mr. Umansky was very responsive to me and any questions I had regarding my (auto) case. He followed through and kept me informed every step of the way. Ultimately winning my case! I can’t thank him and his team enough. If you want the best you have to hire the best and Bill at Umansky Law Firm is that!
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Posted by Daniel | February 5, 2019
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Wonderful !
Recently served alcohol to a minor. I retained Zahra Umansky, Bill's wife, to represent me. I never had to go to court once, everything was handled via email and a couple of phone conferences. The representation was highly professional with great communication as to what to expect and what I needed to do throughout my case. Zahra was able to get my case dismissed. Thank you :)
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Posted by TS | December 26, 2018
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Amazing!!!
Rachel Mattie and Billie were both amazing, I would give both of them 10 stars if I could. I would 100 percent recommend this law firm for anyone in need of a lawyer. Ms. Mattie made me feel valued as a client, was the utmost professional, extremely knowledgeable and a go getter!! The best there is!!!
Posted by Bobby & Tami | December 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Bill & his team, which included Randy Pillen & Sam Osborne, were very caring and attentive when it came to our motor vehicle accident claim. Great communication between their office and us. Bill was always personally involved in our case and all communications. Their persistent and detailed efforts secured us our settlement which frankly exceeded our expectations.
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Posted by Elena | November 1, 2018
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Car Accident
Fantastic and professional. Randy made the entire process run smoothly. I always received a quick reply and was kept well informed throughout the entire case. If you're looking for someone to work hard for you and make sure you receive the best care then look no farther than The Umansky Law Firm.
Posted by Aurela K. | October 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
Bill Umansky & the Umansky Law Firm are amazing! They treated me like family, always updating me with every step. Never did I have to question the process because Bill made sure I understood everything. He was not only dedicated to my case, but he was also efficient & reliable. A very knowledgable & humble man who helped me tremendously. I've already recommended him to several of my friends looking for a PI lawyer. Why? Well his work speaks for himself. Thank you Bill!
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Posted by Rachel | October 2, 2018
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I can't thank the Umansky Law Firm enough!
I can’t say enough great things about The Umansky Law Firm! Bill, Randy, and Kristen were great to work with. They guided me through every step of the process with patience. I highly recommend them for any attorney needs. Thank you again for everything!
Response from William Umansky October 3, 2018
Thank you so much!!
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Rachel Mattie is awesome.
Very happy with the firm. Rachel and Billie are very thorough in what they do. They helped me with my speeding ticket. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Jesse | July 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Bill and his team are amazing!
Bill and his team are amazing. This is the 2nd time we have had to use them because of a car accident and we could not have been any happier. I could not recommend them any higher as they are though and will fight for you.
Posted by Brandon | May 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Wow! I simply can not put into words how amazing my experience has been here. The Umansky law firm treated me just like family. I was involved in a car crash 6 months ago and I started experiencing light back pain. I was referred to Will Umansky through a friend and he helped to make sure I got the medical attention I needed. I did not think I was hurt at all first just sore. However, I get checked out and found that I had a very major case of whip lash and 5 bulging discs. I fear without the guidance of Will and his team I could be in a lot of pain and suffering permanent damage. Words do not describe the amazing help and respect your team provided for me during my time of need. If you value customer service and want a team that will not let you down this where you need to be. They will not let anyone walk over you, they will be honest and provide a amazing experience ! V and Randy returned my call every day no waiting ! Thank you !
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
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Would absolutely recommend
I had an issue with a traffic ticket and Williams wonderful team were there to help and represent me every step of the way. Thanks guys once again!!
Posted by Jerald C. | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Represented me for a Auto Accident/Personal Injury case. Kept me abreast with frequent updates. Could easily reach him and not just the case worker.
Posted by Fabiola | March 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience
Amazing experience! Communication was frequent and thoughrough. He and his firm did everything in their power to get me exceptional results from my case in a reasonable time. His staff is knowledgeable, consistent and professional. I highly enjoyed working with them and recommend the Umansky Law Firm to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Umansky Law Firm
  • 1999 - Present
  • Victim Services Practitioner
  • State Of Florida
  • 2017 - 2017
  • City Prosecutor and Legal Adviser to Orlando Police Department
  • City of Orlando
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Assistant State Attorney and Domestic Violence Division Chief
  • Office of the State Attorney 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 1992 - 1995
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Minor Shoulder Surgery from Motorcycle Case- $290,00.00 settlement
  • $290,000.00
  • Slip & Fall Case Settled
  • Settled for $649,000
  • Juvenile Theft and Pot charge dropped
  • Case Nolle Prossed
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Associations

  • Central Florida Community Initiative
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • FBVA - East Orange Trojans (13-15)
  • Head Coach
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • East Orlando Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society - Raised over 120k for Legal Aid
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Orange County Teen Court Judge
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1992 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Gala Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Rotary Club of Avalon Park
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Grievance Committee O9C
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Community Involvement, Central Florida YMCA
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Teen Alternatives, Inc.
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • President-Elect
  • Rotary Club
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Rotarian of the Year
  • Rotary Club
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best DUI Attorney in Orlando
  • Expertise.com
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys In Florida
  • Orlando Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Attoney Of The Month
  • Attorney At Law Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Orlando Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Meritorious Public Service for Grievance
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Service OCB Executive Council
  • Orange County Award Association
  • 2013
  • Lapel Pin in recognition of exceptional pro bono service
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Orlando/ Traffic Violations
  • Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine
  • 2012
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida's Trend
  • 2012
  • 2011 Pro Bono Work
  • 2011 Florida Supreme Court Legal Aid Pin
  • 2011
  • Top Rated Lawyer AV Preeminent Lawyers
  • Orlando Home & Leisure
  • 2011
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine
  • 2010
  • 2009 Bronze award to Legal Aid
  • Legal Aid Society
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
  • Legal Aid Society
  • 2009
  • Recognition for Service as Trustee of the Board
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society
  • 2009
  • Judge Thomas Kirk Founder's Award
  • Judge Thomas Kirk Founder's Award
  • N/A
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Publications

  • OCBA Journal
  • The Briefs, a publication of the Orange County Bar Association.
  • 2018
  • OCBA Journal The Briefs
  • It’s OK to Get Out.
  • 2018
  • Houston Chronicle
  • 5 Ways To Avoid Getting A DUI On Labor Day
  • 2013
  • Author
  • Second Chances: Stories of Hope, Redemption and Forgiveness
  • 2011
  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies
  • 2011
  • Author
  • Power Principles For Success
  • 2010
  • USA TODAY
  • Premier Experts
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Maximum Lawyer Conference
  • Developing Long-Term Bonds With Opposing Counsel
  • 2019
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Technology Committee Panel
  • 2017
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Money and Collections
  • 2017
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Interview Process
  • 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Foundation Marketing
  • 2013
  • Kevin Sutton Radio Show
  • Boating Under The Influence Of Alcohol And Skateboarding Violations
  • 2013
  • Colonial High School
  • Law and Civics
  • 2012
  • Rotary Club of Avalon Park
  • Legal Aid: What it's all about.
  • 2009
  • Legal Aid Breakfast
  • David and Jaidens Story
  • 2009
  • Downtown Rotary Club
  • Legal Aid
  • 2009
  • Legal Aid Breakfast of Champions
  • Legal Aid: What it's all about
  • 2008
  • Avalon Park Safe Neighborhood Meet & Greet
  • Safe Neighborhood
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (113)
Given (101)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Umansky is an incredible advocate for his clients and for the legal profession. The example that he sets for young lawyers in the community is unmatched. He is incredibly generous in sharing his experiences and knowledge with the next generation of lawyers. If you need representation the professionals at his firm can and will take great care of you."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Bill Umansky for about eight years. During that time, everyone I talk to who interacted with him as an employee, client, or otherwise, had only the best things to say about him, and the firm. Bill and Zahra are first class attorneys who get results! I referred a close friend to The Umansky Firm recently and Rachel Mattie, one of the best criminal defense attorneys around, got everything taken care of almost immediately. Also, bonus points to Bill, who recently wrote a book about starting a law firm. About a month after reading "Tiger Tactics" I got a call from a potential client who was referred to me by an opposing counsel. The book specifically talks about turning adversaries into lifelong referral sources and I was able to put that section into action almost immediately. Thanks Bill!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I could say that Bill is passionate, but that would be an understatement. Bill is 150% committed to doing whatever is necessary to help his clients get the best outcome. He is not afraid to put in the hours and "walk the walk." Bill is also very genuine. I highly recommend Bill Umansky."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a great lawyer. He is personable and professional and really knows his stuff. I have referred a number of clients to him and they were all very pleased with his representation. I recommend Bill wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a great personal injury lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Umansky has an excellent reputation in the community for fighting relentlessly for his clients. I never hesitate to recommend him to any one dealing with a criminal law issue."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The man, the myth, and the legend - Mr. Umansky's reputation proceeds him for a reason, but don't be confused, he is one of the most humble and down to earth lawyers you will meet. Aggressive in the court room and tactful with his clients, he has built a strong law firm based on solid principles. I strongly recommend him for your legal needs. You'd be lucky to have him and his team in your corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community. He always provides top quality legal representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill Umansky has an incredible reputation in the community and is highly respected by fellow attorneys and clients alike. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill and his firm are well respected for their legal intellect, work ethic, and open communication with clients. Bill is also very charitable and involved within the Central Florida community, always giving back."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is a great mentor and leader in the legal community. He has "it"! When you put your trust in Umansky you can rest assured you're being represented by the best of the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Umansky. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him virtually his entire career as a defense lawyer. Bill and his firm will give you one hundred percent. I am very familiar with numerous attorneys that work for Bill and can categorically state that Bill only hires top of the line lawyers to work in his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill for over 20 years. He is a passionate attorney that zealously represents his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A man who needs no introduction, Bill Umansky is the foremost expert in regards to the civil matters that his firm deals with. Bill also frequents the criminal world and when he does, he is awesome at it. An incredible attorney and a great person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Bill for help with criminal matters and all have given outstanding reviews of his work and professionalism. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Bill Umansky in all things personal injury. He will undoubtedly push to obtain the best settlement possible for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"No one will ever work harder for you than Bill Umansky. He is dedicated to his underlying philosophy of offering second chances to his clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. I have never met a person more willing to go the extra mile to assure justice is done."
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Orlando Criminal defense Lawyer William David Umansky
William David Umansky
Criminal defense Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 31 years
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