Florida Personal Injury Lawyer, William D. Umansky, was recently featured on "The Next Big Thing" Radio Show, showcasing experts across a wide array of industries.
William (Bill) D. Umansky, or "The Lawman" as he is affectionately known by his peers, was recently featured on an episode of the internet radio show, "The Next Big Thing™." The show gives listeners exclusive insider interviews with movers and shakers in their industry and uncovers what the "Next Big Thing™" is for businesses and consumers alike. The experts featured on each episode are dedicated to spreading knowledge and awareness in their field and making significant contributions to their industry and the marketplace as a whole.
The radio show was launched by America's PremierExperts®, an organization that honors an exclusive group of forward-thinking business owners, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, authors and corporate CEOs who are pioneers in their market that will share their secrets of success with the audience.
The show is hosted by international radio host Wayne Kelly and Nick Nanton, Esq., "The Celebrity Lawyer." 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.
On the show, Wayne spoke with Bill, among other things, about his personal injury and criminal law practice and how he's changing the perception of the role of the attorney through his "Second Chances" philosophy with clients.
"There's a perception that lawyers are there only for your legal needs...when clients come to us, we counsel them. We don't just counsel them on the law, we try to get beyond what the legal issue is, and really why they are in our office in the first place," remarked Umansky. "If we can get to the root of their problem, or refer them out to someone who can, then they may not need our services for the future," he continued.
Each episode of "The Next Big Thing™" showcases a different expert who has been chosen to share insights from their business and personal experiences. The individuals that will be showcased are forward-thinking business owners, entrepreneurs, professional speakers, authors and corporate CEOs who are pioneers in their market that will share their secrets of success with the audience.
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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 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 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. 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.
Bill 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.
Bill 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, Bill has served the youth of the community coaching and serving as a volunteer for youth soccer, basketball and football teams in the Orlando area.
Bill is married to his wife Zahra Umansky, who is also an accomplished criminal trial lawyer, and he is the proud father of two great boys. He lives life with the motto of "Carpe Diem" and truly believes that every day needs to be lived to its fullest with passion and intensity-- because every day could be the last day one has on earth.
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