William D. Umansky or “The Lawman” as he is affectionately known by his peers has almost two decades of experience offering “Second Chances” to clients who have either been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or who have, unfortunately, been charged with a crime. His practice is based in Central Florida and he advocates for his clients throughout Florida. He is the Managing Partner of the Umansky Law Firm where he directs a team of lawyers dedicated to success and to working hard to try and achieve the results the firm’s client’s desire. He has appeared or been quoted in many national media outlets including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People Magazine, NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates around the country. Recently, Bill was named a Top Criminal Lawyer by Orlando Home and Leisure Magazine. Bill is a lawyer, entrepreneur, business owner and number one Amazon best selling author of “Power Principles of Success”.
Bill's practice is focused on providing his clients with “second chances” and Bill prides himself on working hard to see that people who are injured are given compensation to begin their journey towards a new and better life-- a life they can begin as masters of their own destiny, not merely as victims of circumstance. Bill handles all personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, sex abuse, negligent security, slip and fall and premise liability cases.
Additionally, Bill has helped numerous people, who have been caught making mistakes and finding themselves entrenched in the Criminal Justice system, to get a second chance by getting their charges dropped, reduced or potential sentences mitigated the potential sentence and in many cases giving them the guidance they need to address their particular problem such as drug or alcohol abuse so these clients don’t not find themselves in trouble again. He has handled all types of Felony, Misdemeanor and Ordinance charges including cases involving drunk driving, drug sale or possession, trafficking, prostitution, mortgage fraud, theft, shoplifting, false imprisonment, ponzi schemes, suspended licenses, battery, domestic violence, obstruction charges and many others.
Bill honed his skills as an attorney by serving as Assistant State Attorney in Florida as well as The City Prosecutor for the City of Orlando. As a prosecutor, Bill gained invaluable experience trying a voluminous number of cases. In addition to working as a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer, he also worked for two of the most preeminent Personal Injury law firms in Orlando prior to opening his own law firm. Bill has extensive courtroom experience and won’t hesitate to try a client's case, when necessary, to try and attain the results his clients need. Bill has an active "mock courtroom" at his office that he uses to prepare his clients to overcome the stress of attending court and to prepare their cases to win.
Bill graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and obtained a law degree from the University of Florida College of Law. During law school, Bill 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.
In addition to his role as a lawyer, Bill has been involved with teaching others about the law. He has also been a Police Academy Instructor, former Police Legal Advisor, an Adjunct Professor at Florida Metropolitan University and a Legislative Assistant to a United States Senator.
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
Juris Doctorate - Trial Team - 1992
Honors: Book Awards Highest Grade - Negotiation & Dispute Settlements
Honors: Certificate of Recognition - Outstanding Contribution to UF College of LAW
Honors: John Marshall Bar Association Senator
University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) - 1988
Professional Associations & Memberships
Professional Associations and Memberships
Ninth Judical Circuit Grievance Committee, 2010
Legal Aid Society, Event Chairman, Breakfast of Champions, 2008
Orange County Bar Association, Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 2000 - 2005
Orange County Bar Association, Executive Counsel, 2008 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Gala Committee
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Association of Trial Lawyers, 2002 - 2007
Florida Justice Association, Member
Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2007
Secretary of Teen Alternatives, Inc., 2003 - 2005
Orange County Teen Court Judge, Board of Directors, 2003 - Present
Inns of Court, 1996 - 2006
Orange County Legal Aid Society, Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2009
Community Involvement, Board of Directors, Central Florida YMCA, 2003 - 2005
Rotary Club of Avalon Park, 2006 - Present
Orlando Chamber of Commerce, 2006 - Present
Speaking Engagements, Avalon Park Safe Neighborhood Meet & Greet
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Orange County Legal Aid Society, Breakfast of Champions, Award for Outstanding Service, 2009 - 2010
Orange County Legal Aid Society: Recognition for Service as Trustee of the Board, 2009
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congressman Grayson for service to Legal Aid, 2009
Bronze award to Legal Aid, 2009
Florida Trend's 2010 Legal Elite Recognition, 2010
AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
National Academy of Best Selling Authors-Certificate of Recognition -of Best-Selling Book, 2010