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Zahra S. Umansky - Orlando, FL

1945 E. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32806

Updated: 02/18/2024

Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

Overview

Zahra Umansky was a former Assistant Public Defender in the 18th judicial circuit in Brevard and Seminole Counties. As a former Public Defender, Zahra was involved in over a hundred criminal trials that included crimes such as theft, assault, prostitution, drugs trafficking, DUI, and many other felonies and misdemeanors offense. She protected her client's right to liberty and secured countless not guilty verdicts and judgments of acquittal. After Zahra left the Public Defender's office, she was appointed by Mayor Glenda Hood as the prosecutor for the City of Orlando.

As City Prosecutor, Zahra was successful in the implementation and prosecution of many types of criminal matters and also served as the prosecutor before the City's Nuisance Abatement Board. She was also a legal advisor to local law enforcement officials where she trained police officers in matters of search and seizure laws, Miranda laws, and other constitutional rights. She also reviewed search warrants, wiretap applications, and gave police last minute advice they needed before they made arrests. During her time as City Prosecutor, Zahra was appointed as Special Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth judicial circuit.

Zahra’s unique experience as a former prosecutor and legal advisor, gives Zahra the ability to evaluate your case from both sides of the law. As a former police legal advisor, she understands how the Police investigate and secure their evidence and as a former prosecutor, understands how the State of Florida will present their case in court against you. Zahra approaches each case with aggressive and diligent representation. She is dedicated to defending the rights of her clients and committed to treating every client with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Schedule a free case review with Zahra today!

About Zahra S. Umansky

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 100%

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1993

Other Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association (Member)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Central Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1992
    J.D.
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, U.S.A., 1989
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Sociology
    Minor: Psychology

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Alpha Xi Delta

Past Positions

  • City of Orlando, City Prosecutor, 1996 - 2003
  • Office of the Public Defender, 18th Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 1993 - 1996

Classes and Seminars

  • Confronting the Mob Mentality II: Challenging Charges of Sexual Assault, NACDL

Achievements

Honors

  • Orlando Police Department Award of Excellence (2001)
  • Orange County Sheriff's Office, "Making A Difference", March 2014
  • Orlando Life Magazine, "Top Attorneys in Florida", 2015
  • Florida Trend Magazine, "Florida Legal Elite", 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, "Super Lawyer", 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, "Super Lawyer", 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2017– Present

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Address

1945 E. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32806

Fax

  • 407-228-9545

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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