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William D. Umansky of the Umansky Law Firm selected by Aspatore Books as author in new authoritative book, Inside the Minds: Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies

Boston, MA (August 18, 2011) - William D. Umansky, partner and founder at the Umansky Law Firm has been recognized as a leader in the juvenile criminal law field by being selected as an author in the recently released book, Inside the Minds: Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies, published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters business.

Inside the Minds: Juvenile Criminal Defense Strategies (ISBN: 978-0-314-27851-7) provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for counseling juvenile clients. Featuring experienced criminal defense attorneys from around the country, this book guides the reader through the various types of cases juveniles are accused of and highlights the current issues that lawyers face when representing an underage client, including immigration matters, the "sexting" controversy, the prosecution of minors as adults, and the focus on rehabilitation versus punishment. These top lawyers discuss how juvenile clients differ from adult clients and how to collaborate with clients and families to develop a plan that meets everyone's needs. From understanding evidence and using expert witnesses to negotiating on a client's behalf and dealing with judges instead of juries, the authors also detail strategies that will take you through hearings, trials, and the inner workings of juvenile court. Finally, these leaders reveal helpful solutions to the challenges of juvenile cases, such as managing the emotional issues, developing a rapport with an adolescent, navigating an overburdened court system, and working on high-profile cases. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this dynamic field.

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About William D. Umansky

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 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 to achieve the results the firm's clients desire. He has appeared or been quoted in many national media outlets including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX affiliates around the country.

Mr. Umansky has helped numerous people who have been caught making mistakes and find themselves entrenched in the criminal justice system to get a second chance by getting their charges dropped or reduced or mitigating 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.

Mr. Umansky 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, Mr. Umansky gained invaluable experience trying a voluminous number of cases. He also worked for two of the most preeminent personal injury law firms in Orlando prior to opening his own law firm. Mr. Umansky has extensive courtroom experience and won't hesitate to try a client's case, when necessary, to try to attain the results his clients need. He 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.

Mr. Umansky is active in the Orlando community. He is currently on the board of directors for the Orange County Bar Association, Teen Court and Teen Alternatives, Inc., and previously served as a board member for the YMCA of Central Florida, Rotary Club of Avalon Park, and the Orange County Legal Aid Society. Mr. Umansky is actively involved in a number of legal organizations including The Florida Justice Association and Central Florida Trial Attorney Association. Aside from his legal contributions, Mr. Umansky has served the youth of the community coaching and serving as a volunteer for youth soccer, basketball, and football teams in the Orlando area.

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