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Elliot Zisser

Divorce and separation Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.8   21 reviews
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  • Licensed for 51 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1971
    Status
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About Elliot

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40 YEARS OF FAMILY LAW PRACTICE. HIGH QUALITY SUPPORT AND RESULTS FOR YOUR LEGAL ISSUES. CALL NOW FOR A CONSULTATION!

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 thirty-eight 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.

All work and no play is not good for anyone. Elliot enjoys sailing, hiking, kayaking, biking, and walking on the beach. He also enjoys rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars and has had the privilege of representing several of the team's players.

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Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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Zisser Law PLLC
121 West Forsyth Street
Suite 1000
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Autumn Arnold | October 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Family law matter
A friend referred me to Elliot Zisser when I required legal representation for a family law matter. The issue crossed law specialties and involved cooperation and coordination with attorneys at other law firms. Elliot places the client first. He is responsive to inquiries and kept me informed throughout the process. He is respected among his peers and demonstrates an exemplary knowledge of the law. I highly recommend Zisser Law for representation in family law matters.
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Posted by Dan | November 15, 2018
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Divorce Proceedings
Elliot and his team where great to work with. They provided excellent guidance, direction and support during the difficult time of my divorce. They were responsive, available and easy to work with. Elliot took the time to work through and explain my options throughout the entire process. I would recommend Elliot and his team to anyone going through this challenging process.
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Posted by David | December 1, 2017
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Elliot Zisser
Zisser law handled my divorce and all the staff were very attentive and a real pleasure to work with. I called to set up an appointment and was accommodated the same day. As it was as it was so quick I expected the preliminaries to be handled by Elliot's assistant. I was met by Barry Zisser himself who listened to my story, and as Elliot was in court he did all the the preliminaries himself. the next day I met with Elliot who already new details about the case and then, both Elliot and Barry were working on it and discussing strategy. Both brothers are kind, caring gentlemen and they made me feel very comfortable and safe. Their assistant, Tammie was terrific. Every time I e mailed her she responded as quick as she could and most times within an hour. Going throughout divorce is a terrible time but they all did everything they could to keep me informed and move the process as quickly as possible. I would recommend the Zisser team to anyone.
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Posted by Jim | September 29, 2017
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Long Divorce Process with Great Lawyer
Al thought we were fighting an unethical lawyer in a divorce proceeding for 16 months, Elliot kept me focused on the process and was extremely professional in his approach to this difficult situation. Then during mediation, he showed me his legal expertise and virtually closed the show.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2017
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relocation with young children in a divorce
Elliot Zisser has provided my young children and myself with the absolute best service and support throughout the most difficult time for our family. He understood the context of a character disordered ex-spouse very sharply and early (first time I met him, first words spoken) before even I could grasp the concept, or any professional, which has made the complete difference as I was in a very abused place emotionally, physically, and materially. Elliot Zisser has stood for the truth and the peace for us all as only my father could have done. He has put his professionalism, his extensive experience, his knowledge of the local court, judge and attorneys (numerous on my ex-spouse side: hired and fired one after the other) his honesty and his time at very hard work to try and negotiate consents every opportunity possible -and there were many, and to pick and choose my battles wisely in court, to win each and every court hearing throughout a more than a year long divorce, including a relocation divorce trial to my home country with our young children. Elliot Zisser has been extensively compassionate and respectful to myself and all of the hurt I have been going through, to our loving children children, to their other parent and his family even when their behavior did not deserve his respect. Mr. Zisser has worked to craft the best possible opportunity for positive parenting for our children with both of us their parents in our situation. Mr. Zisser has always been available to provide the best advice in each and every situation: safety, financial crises, or parenting problems through emails, phone calls, and coworkers checking-in as well. Mr. Zisser has always let the truth come out through court proceedings and social investigation and has always checked with me what the most important points I wanted to defend for our children were. His office is a pleasure to work with, all are absolutely professional and work impeccably, on top of being very supportive throughout such difficulties. I respect Mr. Zisser's life saving work for our family, and am forever grateful for the outcomes and possibilities for healing and rebuilding in peace.
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Posted by Terrie | December 20, 2016
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Game Changer
Elliot Zisser represented me during my divorce. He was referred to me by several trusted friends. And he did not disappoint. He devised a creative ending to the proceeding that was tremendously clever. My future independence was solidified through his abilities. I would highly recommend Mr. Zisser to anyone looking for an Ace in the hand.
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2016
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Divorce Enforcement and Finalization
I could not be any happier by the support, constant availability, professionalism displayed by Elliot and his staff. This was a rather high profile divorce that spanned over 16 years from start to finish. Elliot took over this case due to the untimely death of our previous attorney. He brought successful resolution in just over 6 months.
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Posted by Nathaniel | May 24, 2016
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Great Counsel in very difficult times
Unfortunately I went through a very difficult divorce that took more than two years to resolve. Elliot during the entire process guided me on how to walk through the process in stages. He was very diligent in the preparation of the case along with never over promising on the outcomes. At times he was very candid about my expectations as well as the importance of being cooperative with my ex-spouse for the benefit of the children. In the final analysis, Elliot was able to create a very good outcome that was equitable for both parties. He still remains a friend as well as a confidant. I would strongly recommend Elliot.
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Posted by Jason F | October 15, 2015
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Elliot Zisser is a fantastic family attorney that you can Trust!
Because of a very contested divorce which included two children and a very profitable business, I worked with Elliot for nearly four years. The case was extremely intricate in nature based on the business and how heavily contested my ex was related to our children. Elliot, fought for me the entire time and was professional, compassionate, stayed very late one evening in mediation being late to a ticketed event. While I hope and pray I never go through a divorce again, if I did, I wouldn't hesitate calling on this firm.
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Posted by Dr Heidi | June 21, 2013
The Best Family Law Attorney Anywhere--Period.
Mr Zisser came highly recommended to me. Divorce is an exceptionally painful & uncertain time & Elliot was there for me every single step of the way. Not only is he a briiliant litigator & negotiator, he is a very wise, caring, compassionate, calm & supportive person. He was the rock in the storm (hurricane!) of my divorce proceedings and, quite frankly, I am not sure I would have gotten through that nightmare without his sage counsel. In terms of outcome, he was able to orchestrate the best possible one for my daughter & myself---he truly is an amazing & gifted attorney. If you are preparing to go through a divorce & are looking for the best attorney to represent your interests & fight for what is right for you, I can offer no higher recommendation than Elliot Zisser.
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Posted by Catherine | March 6, 2012
Excellent Divorce Attorney
Elliot Zisser is a fine professional and genuine person. It was truly a pleasure to work with him. He handled my case tactfully and with much sensitivity. I would highly recommend hiring him for any family law issue, as my case was handled quite efficiently with respect to time and money. Elliot's knowledge and expertise justify his strong reputation.
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Posted by Kathi | November 21, 2011
"There aren't enough words to describe my gratitude!"
Exceptional professionalism, honest and compassionate in his work...this is Elliot Zisser. He's the best attorney I could have ever hoped to attain during a very difficult divorce and devastating time in my life. He's tremendously respected by his colleagues and peers, is very intelligent, organized and proficient - proven to be a strong litigator and successful in his field. I will never be able to thank him enough for all that he's done for me - there aren't enough words to describe my gratitude!
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Posted by John | November 10, 2011
Divorce Professional
Being disatisfied with the manner my divorce was being handled by my original lawyer and feeling harassed and troubled by a combatative attorney representing my wife, I surveyed friends and auditioned the most frequently highly recommended divorce attorneys. Elliot agreed to take my case and we both approached this in a businesslike fashion. Elliot and his team met with me, developed a comprehensive understanding of the facts. He educated me on the relevant law, and we began to develop a timeline and strategy to make our case. Elliot handled the combative lawyer firmly but professionally and gracefully, and based on the thorough preparation, we were able to settle the case in mediation. I am very happy with the outcome and delighted with the skill and acumen Elliot brought to the case. He is terrific.
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Posted by Susan | April 9, 2011
Best Divorce Attorney In the World!
Elliot Zisser handled my divorce with outstanding professionalism, personal attention, and unbelievable efficiency. He has earned an exceptional reputation in this community because of his extensive experience and unwavering honesty. Elliot's staff are equally outstanding and a pleasure to work with. I am still amazed at how quickly Elliot was able to get my divorce resolved in a manner that was a win-win for everyone. For anyone considering divorce, I highly recommend retaining Elliot before your spouse does!
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Posted by Matthew | March 3, 2011
The best I have ever worked with.
I have worked with Mr. Zisser on two occasions. In addition, I have referred him to two of my close friends. Without a doubt he is the most professional and passionate attorney I have ever worked with. He cares so much about the entire family and works with everyone to try and resolve the disputes out of court. He is very well respected by his peers (Other Lawyers, Judges, and service providers for divorcing couples). This level of respect helps tremendously toward a quick and fair resolution of the case. However, if you need to go to court you can also count on Elliot to be prepared and successful. He is very calm and passive, but successful. I highly suggest you see Mr. Zisser.
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Posted by Jason | February 2, 2011
The Zisser Law firm did a great job for me... Worth the $
Elliot and his Brother Barry are both class acts and worth the money. Divorce is never an easy circumstance but they helped me in getting our business evaluated and that was significant because we were Millions apart. Our case was settled in two days of mediation because of the expertise demonstrated by the Zisser's.
Posted by Amy | April 19, 2010
A Lawyer you can Trust
I have had the pleasure of working with Elliot Zisser through some very hard times. I have found him to be very intelligent, thorough, compassionate, and professional. He has been a very strong asset to have on my side. His responses are timely, he is a strong litigator, and he communicates in a way that is both reassuring and informative. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.
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Posted by LC | March 10, 2010
A Lawyer who will always stay in your corner!
Mr. Zisser was one who fought for our family, and showed us what was important about being an attorney. He understood laws and arrived fully prepared. Able to handle Appeals. Explained court procedures in detail. He took our issues on as if they were his own. Sent all copies of all documents, and kept me infomed of all and any changes to our case. For any issue that came across he was always able to provided help. Works well with other attorney, no matter how many there might be. He planned for the Children's future. Mr. Zisser is a true class act, and is one who will be in your corner.
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Posted by Esmeralda Roberts | March 8, 2010
One of the Best Attorney's in Jacksonville Florida
Mr. Zisser is an attorney who has been very aggressive in persuring my interest. He is extremely knowledgable and a great litigator. Prior to Mr. Zisser, I had another attorney who was unsuccessful against My ex-husband's attorney. My ex-husband's attorney, aware of my husband's wealth continued to extend the divorce and cause strife where there was none to start. I found myself drowning in fees and mentally exhausted dealing with my prior attorney. I then switch to Mr. Zisser and then everything fell into place. His staff and office procedure is efficent and timely. Mr. Zisser didn't put up with his nonsense and were able to stop the useless actions of my ex-husbands attorney. I stronly reccommend Mr. Elliot Zisser. He is the best attorney and someone who really cares about where you've been, where you are and how to get you where you need to be.
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Posted by Pete | November 21, 2011
Legal Intelligence & Personal Integrity
Well worth his fees. Professional, efficient, honest and tenacious. He is soft-spoken and has a sharp-wit and, I believe, feels genuine empathy for his clients. He knows how to handle the 'bulldog' attorneys with legal intelligence and personal style and he wins! Case closed :)
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Queens College of the City University of New York
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 1985 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • Family of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Family Law Section Chairman
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Family Law Certification Committee
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter)
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Florida Bar
  • Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Florida Bar
  • Chairman
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Jacksonville Jewish Federation
  • President
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Family Law Section of Florida Bar
  • Executive Counsel
  • 1985 - 2000
  • Jacksonville Jewish Federation
  • 1983 - 1991
  • City of Jacksonville, Environmental Protection Board
  • Member
  • 1973 - 1980
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer in Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer in Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Jacksonville Family Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyer in Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer in Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyer in Family Law
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Jacksonville’s Best Lawyers
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Naifeh & Smith
  • 1987
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publication
  • Drafting Antenuptial Agreements Drafting Marriage Contracts in Florida
  • 1988
  • Matthew Bender publication
  • Pleadings Florida Family Law
  • 1986

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Advocate, confidant, leader, litigator. negotiator, professional, mentor -- just a few words to describe Elliot Zisser. Practicing law for more than forty years, Elliot Zisser is a Florida Bar Board Certified Family and Matrimonial lawyer and has the experience and reputation for taking on the most complex divorce or family law challenges. He is passionate about his clients and each case is just as important to him as it is to the client. I am proud to work with Elliot and because of him, I am a better lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without a doubt, one of the best in the field. I unequivocally endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.When you look for the best of the best, Elliot Zisser is at the top of the list. He is extremely knowledgeable of the law and gets the best results for his clients. He is professional and well respected as a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zisser is one of the most professional, skilled and respected family law attorney's in northeast Florida."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I consider Elliot to be one of the three best divorce attorneys in Jacksonville."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Elliott Zisser is a very knowledgable attorney and an excellent advocate for his clients. He often speaks at continuing education seminars and is very good, well prepared and up to date on the latest issues."
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Jacksonville Divorce and separation Lawyer Elliot Zisser
Elliot Zisser
Divorce and separation Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 51 years
Virtual consultation available