Zahra Umansky of The Umansky Law Firm Speaks at OCBA

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Criminal defense lawyer, Zahara Umansky, founding partner of The Umansky Law Firm speaks at the Orange County Bar Association

Zahara Umansky, founding partner of The Umansky Law Firm, recently spoke at the Orange County Bar Association Paralegal Section's seminar, "Under the Microscope: Florida's Stand Your Ground Law.” The seminar took place August 29 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The panel, which was attended by attorneys and paralegals, discussed if the Stand Your Ground Law should be changed or repealed. The panel also included Florida Senator David Simmons, Judge Bob LeBlanc, and a moderator, Paul Owens from the Orlando Sentinel.

“I believe in Stand Your Ground law. I think that every law can be used by bad people to do bad things. But, if it’s used by the right people, the way it’s intended to be, then it’s a useful law,” Zahra Umansky said at the OCBA.

The panel discussed various aspects of the Stand Your Ground Law, and why the law should not apply to State v. Zimmerman (2012-CF-001083-A). Umansky is not only an experienced Florida criminal lawyer, but she also defended George Zimmerman in 2005 during a Resisting Arrest with Violence and Battery case, adding to a unique perspective of the law and the Zimmerman case.

Zahra Umansky is a former Assistant Public Defender in the 18th judicial circuit in Brevard and Seminole Counties, Florida. She has handled over a hundred trials including crimes such as robbery, theft, assault, battery, drugs, trafficking, and many other Felonies and Misdemeanors.

The Umansky Law Firm which serves Orlando, Orange County, Seminole, Osceola, & Central Florida is a full-service criminal defense firm. It includes former prosecutors and police department legal advisors, providing their clients a unique perspective of the different aspects of the legal system, giving their clients the best possible outcome in criminal cases. The Umansky Law firm represents all areas of criminal law.

About The Umansky Law Firm

The Umansky Law Firm is a criminal defense firm serving individuals in the Orlando, Florida area. Their lawyers are committed to delivering high levels of personalized attention to all clients in order to help them achieve the best possible outcome to their case. As former prosecutors and police department legal advisers, their lawyers possess a unique skill set that gives clients a legal edge in their criminal defense representation. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at

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