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Everyone Deserves a Second Chance!
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top Lawyers in Florida||The Legal Network||2015|
|Florida Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorney in Florida||Orlando Life Magazine||2015|
|Attoney Of The Month||Attorney At Law Magazine||2014|
|"Making A Difference"||Orange County Sheriff Office||2014|
|Award of Excellence||Orlando Police Department||2001|
|Attorney||The Umansky Law Firm||2003 - Present|
|City Prosecutor||City of Orlando||1996 - 2003|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of Public Defender||1993 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Second Chance Of Florida Foundation||Volunteer||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Central Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|State V. Grady 2013-CT-12647-A-O||DUI WITH CRASH REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING|
|State V. LT 2013-CT-01157-A-O||DUI with Property Damage Dropped|
|http://youtu.be/Tc2zf_jCpl0||Attorney Umansky was successful in getting the State to reduce the Felony to a misdemeanor possession charge for her client. The client will now be eligible to seal their record after a very short period of probation!|
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|CNN Soledad O'Brien||Zimmerman/Trayvon Case||2012|
|Miami Herald||Zimmerman/Trayvon Case||2012|
|People Magazine||Inside the Casey Anthony Trial: Who Is Judge Belvin Perry?||2011|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Stetson University||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Should George Zimmerman have been arrested?||George Zimmerman Trial||2013|
|Headline News After Dark Program||George Zimmerman case||2013|
|Under The Microscope: Florida's Stand Your Ground Gun Law||The Law of Unintended Consequences||2012|
|New Recruit Class Teaching On Court Room Testimony.||Court Room Testimony||2012|
Posted by Wendy
We found the Umansky lawfirm completely by chance as I looked on the internet for firms that handled juvenile cases. When I placed my initial call I was so well received and taken care of, and once I explained my situation with my daughter (a petty theft charge), i was connected to Bill Umansky to talk through the details. From the first interaction with the firm through the subsequent visits and court dates, I couldn't have felt more respected and supported. We met with Bill who assigned our case to Zahra Umansky, his wife. I don't even know where to begin to express the genuine warmth and overwhelming connection we felt with Ms. Umansky as she took us through all the legal steps, potential outcomes and strategies to help us nagivate through a very stressful time, in a world that was completely unfamiliar. One of the best things about Ms. Umansky was her optimism and ability to explain each step of the legal process using the legal terms, but then taking the time to explain what those terms meant. She provided and education a sense of calm and total investment in our situation. Ms, Umansky was creative in her approach and flexible as we worked through our situation that took several turns along the way. Ultimately, she navigated us through a courtroom situation with a positive outcome via her strategic approach, relationships with key partners in the court system and forthright and positive delivery of the facts of the case. Ms. Umansky was always available, kept me updated on nuances and changes to the case and her approach, every step of the way. She provided her cell phone so I could reach her after hours if need be, which kept us feeling completely reassured. Our experience with Ms. Umansky and the firm only lasted 6 weeks from start to finish, but the investment they gave to us in that short amount of time was remarkable. It was evident that our case was of utmost importance and the level of ,outreach and genuine care and understanding was "off the chart" positive. Zahra is a delight - simply stated. There are many smart and effective lawyers in this town and Zahra is among the best in that category. But where I believe she outranks them ALL is with her approach, sincerity, warmth and optimism. Zahra Umansky invests herself in what she does. She cares about her clients and her style is uniquely delightful. She helped us through a very stressful and foreign journey and I would highly recommend her to anyone, any time. As tough as it was to have to go through the judicial system, the silver lining was having met Zahra Umansky and the other members of the firm, and I am thankful for that experience.
Posted by anonymous
It is an honor for me to share my experience working with Zahra Umansky and The Umansky Law Firm. I put myself in a bad situation with my former employer. It was suggested that I retain a lawyer and I began my search in the yellow pages. I made a few calls, and poured out my story, only to be rejected by several law offices, with no suggestion for an alternative.
When I contacted The Umansky Law Firm, I was shown concern right away. I was given step by step information, and was told that Zahra Umansky would be in contact with me within the hour. I was assured that Zahra had experience with this type of case. The phone call came, and my fears and apprehension were soon under control, as Zahra explained the process.
My situation is still ongoing, but my fears have been alleviated by the confidence I have in Zahra. With her background as a prosecutor, she is able to share both sides of the picture with me. She guides me as issues arise. At the same time, she shares the reasoning for the decisions that are made. Her experience is invaluable. Her concerns for the human spirit are what sets her apart. I would recommend Zahra Umansky to everyone needing help through a troubling time.
The support staff for Zahra Umansky needs mentioning also. Everyone has the professional appearance, as well as the positive attitude, that is needed to make a successful organization. I am most impressed with everyone I have met there, and I continue to be amazed by their ability to make me feel special. Bill and Zahra have pulled together the complete law team, who aspire to help people through the rough times in their lives. They stand by their credo of "everyone deserves a second chance".
Eric Dirga, Expungement Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer's work. Mrs. Umansky is an excellent attorney and zealot advocate for her clients. She is a legal scholar that is always on top of the current law and legal trends. Zahra is well respected in the legal community and this is definitely reflected in her courtroom demeanor.
William Umansky, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Zahra Umansky is my wife so I may be a little biased but I think she is the complete package as a lawyer. She is intelligent, aggressive, sharp, quick on her feet and is a fearless advocate for her clients. She wants the best results for her clients and works hard to achieve those results with class, preparation and savvy. Zahra is an unbelievable lawyer in my opinion!
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1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL, 32806-4938