Michael Barber is a criminal defense and personal injury attorney with dynamic experience and a mind toward innovation. His practice is focused on using cutting edge technology to better serve his clients and get them the justice they deserve. Michael represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases in Central Florida with commanding experience and a relentless focus on justice. In addition to criminal cases, Michael handles personal injury and homeowner’s insurance cases with the same level of dedication and tenacity.

Michael began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Orange County, Florida.  After two years of serving as a prosecutor, he practiced criminal defense at the Umansky Law Firm until 2017.   Michael then joined the law firm of Lindsey and Ferry for several years before striking out on his own.

Throughout his career, Mr. Barber has been recognized for his outstanding work in the legal field. He has been named one of “Florida’s Legal Elite Up and Comers” by Florida Trend Magazine for 5 of the past 6 years.  He was also named a “Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine in every year for 4 years in a row. In 2016, Michael was awarded the prestigious University of Central Florida Top 30 Alumni Under 30 award.

Mr. Barber is dedicated to the local legal community and serves the Orange County Bar Association in many capacities.  Michael has served as a board member for the Young Lawyer Section and Law Committee since 2013. Since 2016, he has also served on the Judicial Relations Committee and the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Oversight Committee.  Michael has received several awards for excellence and dedication as a result of his work with the Orange County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyer Section Award of Excellence and the Outstanding Committee Chair Award.

As a second-generation Winter Park native with deep roots in his community, Michael remains active in the community and is wholeheartedly committed to the citizens of Central Florida. He has served on the Orange County Soil and Water board since 2016 and was elected as Chair in 2019. Michael also served on the board of directors of both the Downtown Orlando YMCA and Opera Orlando. Michael cares deeply about the people of Central Florida and is dedicated to serving them both personally and professionally.


  • Attorney at Lindsey and Ferry, PA
  • Attorney at Umansky Law Firm
  • Assistant State Attorney at the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • Law Clerk for Hon. Marc L. Lubet of the Florida Ninth Judicial Circuit, Felony Division 20


  • University of Central Florida, B. A., 2008
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., 2011


  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar
  • Middle District of Florida

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