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Jonathan C. Zisser

Attorney Profile

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: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed in Florida Since: 2001
Education: Vermont Law School
Practice Areas: Family Law (70%), Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Having been born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Jonathan Zisser came to the practice of law naturally. He serves as a partner at Zisser Family Law PLLC, with his father Elliot Zisser and mother Carolyn Zisser and and also works with his uncle Barry Zisser and three associates Katie Johnson, Joe Alvarez and Lynn Salvatore. Jonathan is a 1997 graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville where he majored in geology and was a four-year letterman on the varsity cross country and track teams, and a 2000 graduate of the Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT where he focused on environmental law and participated on the environmental moot court team.  

Shortly after graduation, Mr. Zisser moved to Washington, D.C., to focus on environmental law. There he served as an associate with Defenders of Wildlife focusing on Endangered Species Act litigation. He then served as an associate for the Rotbert Law Group, focusing on environmental issues for clients in Florida.

In 2003, Jonathan Zisser moved back home to Jacksonville and accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. He began to practice criminal defense and grew his abilities as a trial attorney. In 2007, Jonathan became an associate with Zisser, Brown, Nowlis & Cabrey, P.A. practicing both criminal defense and the firm's focus in family law. As of 2015, Jonathan became a partner/shareholder with Zisser Law PLLC, now Zisser Family Law PLLC where he still serves today and continues his practice in the areas of family law/matrimonial law and criminal defense. 

Mr. Zisser is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association and is proud to contribute community service monthly to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. In addition to his passions as an attorney, Jonathan enjoys his family, travel, sports and spending time at the beach.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


3 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

About Jonathan C. Zisser

First Admitted: 2001, Florida

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Educational Background

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A. in Geology, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Member, Florida Family Law Inns of Court
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida, 2001


  • , Super Lawyers, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Provide monthly lecture on family law, divorce and paternity to Duval County residents at the family law clinic hosted by Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), 2020
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Office Location for Jonathan C. Zisser

121 West Forsyth Street
Suite 1000
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: 904-353-3222

Fax: 904-353-8808

Last Updated: 12/10/2021

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