LeRoy Costner

LeRoy Costner is a Death Penalty Certified and experienced trial lawyer. LeRoy Costner understands when you start something, you must finish it. LeRoy has done it all – farmed cotton fields in Mississippi, and orange groves in Polk County.  He had to work full time to put himself through college at Valencia Community College and Florida Southern University. During school, he worked at Universal Studios and a five star Orlando hotel as a concierge, where he learned the “fine art” of service. He then graduated from Barry University School of Law where he won the prestigious Lion of Justice award from the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism. During his final semester of law school, he worked at the Orange County State Attorney’s Office as a Certified Legal Intern prosecuting 1st and 2nd-degree misdemeanors.

After graduating from law school, he took a job with the Monroe County State Attorney’s Office in Key West, Florida. Over the next five years, he prosecuted thousands of criminal cases. As an Assistant State Attorney, he was a special prosecutor for DUI cases, receiving the same training that law enforcement officers undergo, as well specialized training in prosecution. Before taking on the additional responsibilities of prosecuting crimes of violence, LeRoy was selected to train incoming DUI prosecutors. He then went on to prosecute numerous violent crimes for the Government and was often chosen by his bosses to prosecute conflict cases in other counties which is an honor for a prosecutor.

When LeRoy goes to work for you –here is some of what you can expect – he will diplomatically negotiate with the opposing side so that he can keep the lines of communication open and get the best results for you; he will methodically check the accuracy of your case for all possible defenses. He will maintain communication with you at every turn, and he WILL fight for you if it comes down to a jury trial.

Hard work. That is what Leroy Costner will provide for his clients.

  • Areas of Practice
    • Criminal Defense
    • Violent Crime
    • Speeding & Traffic Ticket
    • Juvenile Law
  • Bar Admissions
    • Florida, 2008
  • Education
    • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
      • J.D. - 2007
    • Florida Southern College
      • B.S. - 2003
  • Classes/Seminars
    • Roll Call, Criminal Law Update - 2011
  • Honors and Awards
    • Elite Lawyer - 2020
    • Top Contributor, Avvo - 2013
    • Lion of Justice, Florida Bar - 2007
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Orange County Bar Association, Member
    • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
    • Central Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Member
    • Florida Bar, Member
  • Past Employment Positions
    • Managing Partner - Costner Law Firm 1996 - 2012-2018
    • Assistant State Attorney - Monroe County State Attorney - 2007-2012
  • Publications
    • Law: A profession or just another job? - Florida Bar News - 2006

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The Second Chance of Florida is a foundation that was established to fund college tuition and book scholarships for students who are demonstrating academic excellence despite personal, economical and financial hardship.

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  • Commutation of a Prison Sentence
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    What is a Commutation of a Sentence in Florida[1]? Look at it this way: Is your husband or wife serving a lengthy prison or probation sentence?[2] Is your father, mother, son, or daughter wasting away in a penal institution? Perhaps you, a family member or loved one is serving a long prison sentence in the State of Florida Department of …
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    NACDL Second Chance Month
    Second Chance Month begins this April, and the NACDL is emphasizing how essential it is to recognize this time of year in America’s communities and society by speaking with Members of Congress. This month focuses on the importance of preventing crime, respecting the law, and providing second chances to those who break the law. It is …
  • Dr. Shebovsky and Dr. Eric Feiter Generously Donated $3,000
    Dr. Jeffery Shebovsky and Dr. Eric Feiter generously donated $3000.00 dollars to the Second Chance of Florida Foundation, this donations will help three young adults pursue their education and achieve a better future. This is not something uncommon for Dr. Shebovsky and Dr. Feiter, since their whole approach towards their company is helping their …
  • Congratulations to Our 2017 Scholarship Winners!!
    We had the pleasure of honoring our 2017 scholarship winners at our annual Second Chance Luncheon this past week. Both students received a $1,000 scholarship with the help of Staples and Sherry Lambson of South Milhausen, P.A. 2017 Second Chance of Florida Scholarship Winners Maiya Smith Maryam Oginni We wish them both the very best as they head …

The Second Chance of Florida Foundation

With the high rate of Florida residents living in poverty and on welfare, many are struggling to create a better life for themselves. A college education is one of the best ways to become self-sufficient. Having a college degree reduces people’s chances of being unemployed by 50% and therefore drastically reduces their chances of living in poverty.

William Umansky, an Orlando attorney, recognized the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty. While running a successful law practice focused on giving individuals second chances, he saw children suffering as a result of their parents’ mistakes and in some cases incarceration. He knew their chances of going to college were slim to none.
Wanting to give back to his community, he established the Second Chance of Florida Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 2011, which focuses on helping kids and young adults get a second chance to go to college or graduate school. He is particularly compelled to help those students who demonstrate academic excellence in school despite the fact they have to overcome huge obstacles such as poverty, broken homes, and other personal hardships.

What makes Second Chance a neat charity, is that to qualify for the scholarship the kids have to fill out an essay explaining what the words “Second Chance” means to them. More specifically, applicants have to write about how they got a second chance. The answers winners have given are awesome and showcase how these young superstars will become our future leaders and mentors in our communities. Having come from a broken home and being given a second chance himself, Mr. Umansky wants these young people to shine as a beacon to others that “where there is a will, there is a way.”

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