Elliot Zisser

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Zisser Family Law PLLC
 | 121 West Forsyth Street, Suite 1000
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-353-3222
Fax: 904-353-8808
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Elliot Zisser has been practicing law since 1971. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Zisser attended George Washington University where he was in the top 10 percent of his class. The son of an immigrant, Elliot believes intensely in the American dream. As such, he has always worked hard in the pursuit of both honor and success, a truth exemplified early in his legal career through his service on the Board of Editors of the George Washington Law Review.

    Upon his graduation from law school, Mr. Zisser and his wife, who is also a lawyer, joined his brother in private practice and made their home in Jacksonville, Florida. Together, Mr. Zisser and his brother formed the firm that is now ZisserLaw PLLC and includes his son Jonathan and associates.

    Mr. Zisser concentrates his practice on matrimonial law. He is honored to have been among the first attorneys to receive board certification in matrimonial and family law. He was also selected as a member of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which is known as the most esteemed matrimonial bar organization in the United States. He is well known as a lecturer and writer in his field and has been selected as AV Preeminent* from the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. For more than 30 years, he has also earned recognition in The Best Lawyers in America.

    Mr. Zisser strongly values professionalism and honesty. He settles cases wherever possible, but has also been successful in trying hundreds of cases over his four-decade career. He is a caring and dedicated professional who believes whole-heartedly in giving back.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

    Florida Bar Board of Legal SpecializationAmerican Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Elliot Zisser

    Admitted: 1971, Florida

    Professional Webpage: http://www.zisserfamilylaw.com


    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • AV Preeminent Rating -- Martindale-Hubbell
    • Professionalism Award- Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, 2007
    • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - Present
    • Jacksonville's Best Lawyers- Jacksonville Magazine, 2010-2015
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Jacksonville Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" - Best Lawyers in America, 2013
    • Florida's Legal Elite- Florida Trend 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Florida Bar, 1998 - 2004
    • Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar Board Certified, 1985

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Jacksonville Jewish Federation, 1987 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1971
    • Executive Counsel, Family Law Section of Florida Bar, 1985 - 2000
    • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association, 1971 - Present
    • Vice Chair, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2000 - 2001
    • Board of Directors, Jacksonville Jewish Federation, 1983 - Present
    • U.S. Federal Court, 1971
    • Master of the Bench, Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
    • President, Florida Chapter American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2000 - 2001
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Chairman, Family Law Certification Committee, The Florida Bar, 1994 - 1996
    • Florida, 1971
    • President, Jacksonville Jewish Federation
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1971
    • Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1985 - Present
    • Chairman, 3 Occasions, Family Law Section, Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Member, Environmental Protection Board, City of Jacksonville, 1973 - 1980

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Drafting Antenuptial Agreements Drafting Marriage Contracts in Florida, 1988
    • Pleadings Florida Family Law, 1986
    • Speaker, Symposium, entitled Divorce Super Stars, a statewide seminar, 2000 - 2001 and numerous seminars since.

    Representative Clients:

    • Mondy v. Mondy, 428 So.2d 235, Fla. 1983
    • Henderson v. Henderson, 537 So.2d 125, Fla.App. 1 Dist. 1988
    • Sokolsky v. Kuhn, 386 So.2d 806, Fla.App. 1 Dist. 1980

    Educational Background:

    • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, J.D., With Honors, Order of the Coif, Law Review: George Washington Law Review, Board of Editors, 1970 - 1971
    • Queens College of the City University of New York, Queens, New York, B.A., 1968
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    121 West Forsyth Street
    Suite 1000
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Phone: 904-353-3222

    Fax: 904-353-8808

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