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David Gregory Sarif

About me

David Sarif is an experienced top rated divorce and family law attorney who has received many awards and honors over the years.  


He has contributed to stories for ESPN Outside the Lines, CBS Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Divorce Lawyer Magazine.  Mr. Sarif has also prepared materials for, written articles for, and presented at various Continuing Legal Education seminars for organizations such as the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Law Education Institute, and Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service. 


He enjoys representing clients from all works of life and wholeheartedly strives to fight for his client's rights and interests.  


David was born in Cape Town, South Africa and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Mr. Sarif subsequently attended Georgia State University College of Law and graduated in May 2004.  In law school, Mr. Sarif achieved accolades including a CALI award and the top grade in Securities, Interests, and Liens. 


Selected Honors:

2014 Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite

2013 Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite

Program Chair and Moderator for the Atlanta Bar Association Program: Tax and Forensic Accounting Issues in Divorce Cases
Co-Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association CLE by the Hour
Moderator for 2010 ABA Fall Conference: A Lawyer's Guide to Confronting Mental Health Experts
Appointed as Co-Vice Chair of the Trial Practice & Techniques Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law, 2010-2011
Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of Trustees, 2010-2013

Selected as 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Selected as 2013 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Selected as 2012 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Selected as 2010 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Selected as a 2009 Rising Star in Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine
Member of the American Bar Association's Advisory Panel
Moderator for the American Bar Association program "Preparing for Trial: You’ve Tried to Settle, Now Prepare to Win"
Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta

Adjunct Professor of Law at John Marshall Law School


Mr. Sarif is trained as a trial attorney, a collaborative lawyer, and also a Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Sarif handles all divorce and family law related matters.  



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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 30%
    1 year
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    1 year
  3. Family: 30%
    1 year
  4. Child Support: 5%
    1 year
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 5%
    1 year



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Todd Adam Orston

    David is a very skilled advocate for his clients, both in and out of court. He is professional in his approach, always willing to discuss settlement options, and skilled in his courtroom techniques. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking strong family law representation.


    Todd Orston Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Naggiar & Sarif, LLC

3490 Piedmont Rd NE
One Securities Centre, Suite 1450
Atlanta, GA, 30305


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200411/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2014
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2009
CALI award in Securities Interests and LiensGeorgia State University College of Law2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
John Marshall Law SchoolAdjunct Professor teaching Family Law2013 - 2014
American Bar Association, Trial Practice and Techniques CommitteeChair2010 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of TrusteesMember at Large2010 - 2013
American Bar Association Advisory PanelMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Avren v. GartenTrial Court rulings affirmed by Georgia Supreme Court. Client prevailed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Family Lawyer MagazineAvoiding Appellate Landmines2014
Family Lawyer MagazineRepresenting High Profile Clients2013
Family Lawyer MagazineDino and Kirby: An Unexpected Custody Battle2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Texas at AustinManagement Information Systems / FinanceB.B.A.2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National CLE ConferenceTechnology in Divorce: Tips and Tricks Every Family Law Lawyer Should Know2014
Fall Family Law ConferenceFamily Law: Effective Legal Brief Writing2014
ABA Spring Conference in BermudaOld and New Solutions in High Conflict Custody Cases2014
Live CLE SeminarFamily & Matrimonial Law in the 21st Century2013
ABA Spring ConferenceCross Examining the Mental Health Expert2013
American Bar Association Fall ConferenceKeeping the Court Awake: How to Effectively Present Tax Evidence at Trial2012
Training MediatorsFamily Law Nuts and Bolts2011
Tax / Forensic Accounting Issues in DivorceTax / Forensic Accounting Issues in Divorce2011
Preparing for Trial: You’ve Tried to Settle, Now Prepare to WinPreparing for Trial: You’ve Tried to Settle, Now Prepare to Win2011
CLE by the HourCLE by the Hour2010
American Bar Association 2010 Fall MeetingConfronting Mental Health Experts2010
Legal Technology60 Tips in 60 minutes2009

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