Firm History

Zisser Law, PLLC


In 1971, brothers, Elliot and Barry Zisser, started their first practice, known today as “Zisser Law,” which was primarily established by Elliot Zisser, and his son Jonathan. Barry is still an active attorney associated with the firm, lending his experience and knowledge. Throughout the last 45 years, the Zisser name has been a fixture in the Jacksonville Legal Community, maintaining a convenient location downtown, with close proximity to the Courthouse, while also serving adjacent counties.


Since 1985, Elliot Zisser has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Marital and Family Law attorney and has been a speaker at many seminars, written articles, and has been the Chair of many professional organizations. Barry Zisser has been a noted trial lawyer and marital lawyer in Jacksonville for more than 50 years. Jonathan Zisser became a practicing criminal lawyer through his service in the Jacksonville Public Defender’s Office until joining his father and uncle in 2007. Katherine Johnson, joined Zisser Law in November 2015. Katherine is known for her determination and her consideration for her clients and their cases. Our newest attorney, Joseph Alvarez, joined Zisser Law as an associate in September 2016. Joseph is known for his hard work and dedication, and proved these characteristics while clerking for us during his time in law school. 

Through this multi-generational effort, we handle cases from relatively simple to highly complex. In the marital field, we deal with issues such as alimony and child support, timesharing, equitable distributions of assets, the valuation of those assets, complex business valuations and child issues that arise. In our criminal practice, we handle cases ranging from DUIs to first degree felonies.

A common thread is that we treat each case as important and meaningful to the client that has hired us. We care for that client and endeavor to get the best result possible, a mediated or agreed solution if possible, and going to trial when necessary. Our firm has a reputation for taking on hard challenges. Clients come to our firm because of that reputation and because we care about the people we represent.

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