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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.

In choosing a lawyer, you should know something about that lawyer. Elliot hopes this information is of use to you.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
  2. Child Support: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Alimony: 20%
  5. Divorce: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Megan Montgomery Shepard

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    Megan Shepard Family Attorney
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  • William James Dorsey

    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.


    William Dorsey Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1 Independent Dr Ste 3306
Jacksonville, FL, 322025027


FLMember in Good Standing197106/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Jacksonville Family Law "Lawyer of the Year"Best Lawyers in America2013
Florida Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Florida Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Jacksonville’s Best LawyersJacksonville Magazine2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Florida Super Lawyer in Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaNaifeh & Smith1987
FellowAmerican Academy of Matrimonial LawyersN/A
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersN/A1985 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember1971 - Present
Family of Florida Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Family Law Certification CommitteeN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Jacksonville Bar AssociationFamily Law Section ChairmanN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Florida chapter)President2000 - 2001
Florida BarBoard of Legal Specialization and Education1998 - 2004
Florida BarChairman1994 - 1996
Jacksonville Jewish FederationPresident1987 - 1987
Family Law Section of Florida BarExecutive Counsel1985 - 2000
Jacksonville Jewish FederationN/A1983 - 1991
City of Jacksonville, Environmental Protection BoardMember1973 - 1980
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education publicationDrafting Antenuptial Agreements Drafting Marriage Contracts in Florida1988
Matthew Bender publicationPleadings Florida Family Law1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
City University of New York, Queens CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968