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I am Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar.  Only Board Certified Lawyers can refer to themselves as experts.  There are more than 100,000 lawyers in Florida and less than 400 lawyers have that certification.  


My journey in Gainesville began in 1995 when I became a Gator in undergraduated school.  In law school, I fell in love with trial work.  I was on the trial team and found my first job out of school with one of my trial team coaches.  Soon after graduating, I started coaching trial team myself and began focusing on providing criminal defense for people in Gainesville.  


Today I still provide criminal defense to those accused of crimes.  I also use my courtroom skills to help people injured in automobile accidents.  I also enjoying spend time teaching at the law school and meeting with local community groups to discuss issues in the law.  


I really enjoy working in and being a part of this community.  I have spent more than half my life in Gainesville and I do truly consider myself lucky to call this home.  


Nick Z. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 33%
    1 year
  2. Personal Injury: 33%
    1 year
  3. Domestic Violence: 17%
    1 year
  4. Federal Crime: 17%
    1 year


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • Justin Dillon Jacobson

    As a family law attorney, there are many times when a criminal law issue will arise in a family law matter I am handling. When that happens, I call Nick Zissimopulos for advice. I have always been impressed with his knowledge of criminal law and ability to think outside the box. If I am ever arrested the first person I plan to call is Nick. I highly recommend his services.


    Justin Jacobson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kelly Renz Mcneal

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients with criminal cases to Nick. He is incredibly knowledgeable and quick to respond to client concerns/questions. We co-counseled on a domestic violence case. Great to work with. I was very impressed with his legal abilities and concern for the client.


    Kelly Mcneal Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Glassman & Zissimopulos, PLLC

804 NW 16th Ave., Unit B
Gainesville, FL, 32601


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGlassman and Zissimopulos2015 - Present
Adjunct Professor for the Criminal Defense ClinicUniversity Of Florida Levin College Of Law2015 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2004 - Present
James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of CourtPresident2003 - Present
Eighth Judicial Circuitl Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Eighth Judicial Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer President2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
A Legal Blog in 600 Words or LessFull Coverage?2015
A Legal Blog in 600 Words or LessThoughts on Interacting with Law Enforcement2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of FloridaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Adkins Inns of CourtLegal Jeopardy2015
Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender ClinicCriminal2014
Adkins Inn of CourtLaw and the Movies2014