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.
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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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.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2004||11/07/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Georgia Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Georgia Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2009|
|CALI award in Securities Interests and Liens||Georgia State University College of Law||2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|John Marshall Law School||Adjunct Professor teaching Family Law||2013 - 2014|
|American Bar Association, Trial Practice and Techniques Committee||Chair||2010 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of Trustees||Member at Large||2010 - 2013|
|American Bar Association Advisory Panel||Member||2010 - Present|
|Avren v. Garten||Trial Court rulings affirmed by Georgia Supreme Court. Client prevailed.|
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|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Texas at Austin||Management Information Systems / Finance||B.B.A.||2001|
|National CLE Conference||Technology in Divorce: Tips and Tricks Every Family Law Lawyer Should Know||2014|
|Fall Family Law Conference||Family Law: Effective Legal Brief Writing||2014|
|ABA Spring Conference in Bermuda||Old and New Solutions in High Conflict Custody Cases||2014|
|Live CLE Seminar||Family & Matrimonial Law in the 21st Century||2013|
|ABA Spring Conference||Cross Examining the Mental Health Expert||2013|
|American Bar Association Fall Conference||Keeping the Court Awake: How to Effectively Present Tax Evidence at Trial||2012|
|Training Mediators||Family Law Nuts and Bolts||2011|
|Tax / Forensic Accounting Issues in Divorce||Tax / Forensic Accounting Issues in Divorce||2011|
|Preparing for Trial: You’ve Tried to Settle, Now Prepare to Win||Preparing for Trial: You’ve Tried to Settle, Now Prepare to Win||2011|
|CLE by the Hour||CLE by the Hour||2010|
|American Bar Association 2010 Fall Meeting||Confronting Mental Health Experts||2010|
|Legal Technology||60 Tips in 60 minutes||2009|