Elliot Zisser

Elliot Zisser

Managing Partner

Elliot Zisser has been practicing law for more than 40 years. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified in Family and Matrimonial lawyer that has the experience to handle the most complex divorce or family law matter. He has received many distinctions and awards throughout his career, some including Florida’s Legal Elite, Super Lawyers, Jacksonville’s Best Lawyers, as well as member and former president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Elliot has written articles and given many lectures, including being a speaker at the 2000-2001 Symposium, entitled Divorce Super Stars, a statewide seminar. He holds the highest peer review rating, AV Preeminent, from the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory and has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America by Naifeh and Johnson, for more than twenty five years. Bar service is only one aspect of giving back, and Elliot has also served on his Synagogue Board of Directors and was a member of the Environmental Protection Board of the City of Jacksonville for a period of approximately ten years. He has served as President of the Jacksonville Jewish Federation, an umbrella charitable and fund-raising organization.

As a lawyer, Elliot has tried to provide vigorous advocacy within strict ethical guidelines. He treasures his reputation for honesty and professionalism. Neither of those are inconsistent with being an advocate for his clients. He believes strongly in settling cases, when possible, but has tried several hundred cases over his more than forty year career. He never forgets that in almost every case he is affecting the lives of innocent children who love both parents. He believes that children must be protected in these proceedings.

Accomplishments

Certification/Specialties:
  • Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar Board Certified since 1985
Bar Admissions:
  • Florida, 1971
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1971
Education:
  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1971 J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
    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, 1968
    B.A.
Published Works:
  • Drafting Antenuptial Agreements Drafting Marriage Contracts in Florida, 1988
  • Pleadings Florida Family Law, 1986
Representative Cases:
  • Mondy v. Mondy, 428 So.2d 235 (Fla. 1983)
  • Sokolsky v. Kuhn, 386 So.2d 806 (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 1980)
  • Henderson v. Henderson, 537 So.2d 125 (Fla.App. 1 Dist. 1988)
Fraternities/Sororities:
  • Phi Alpha Delta
Honors and Awards:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Selected - Best Lawyers in America by Naifeh & Smith, 1987 - Present
  • Jacksonville Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" - Best Lawyers in America 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rating -- Martindale-Hubbell
  • Jacksonville's Best Lawyers- Jacksonville Magazine, 2010-Present
  • Florida's Legal Elite- Florida Trend 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers- SuperLawyers.com, 2006-Present
  • Professionalism Award- Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, 2007
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court- Master of the Bench
  • Executive Council, Family Law Section of Florida Bar, 1985-2000
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1985-Present; President, Florida Chapter, 2000-2001
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 1971-Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law Section Chairman, 3 Occasions
  • Certificate Committee, Family Law, Board of Legal Specialization and Education 1998 – 2001, Chairman 2000 – 2001, Vice Chair 2003 – 2004
  • City of Jacksonville, Member, Environmental Protection Board, 1973-1980
  • The Jacksonville Jewish Federation, Board of Directors 1983-Present, President 1987
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