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Carolyn S. Zisser – the founder and senior attorney, has been licensed since 1972, and has maintained her office in Neptune Beach, Florida (a beach community in Jacksonville, Florida) since 1975. She has over 36 years of experience exclusively in marital and family law. Ms. Zisser graduated with honors from the National Law Center, George Washington University in June 1972 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in October 1972. After three years with The Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and a general trial practice, and handling complex Federal Court cases, she opened her private practice and has focused exclusively on marital and family law ever since. Carolyn S. Zisser P.A., was the first law firm at the Beaches in Jacksonville dedicated solely to marital and family law.


Ms. Zisser has achieved the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer review rating awarded for ethical standards and legal ability. Fewer than five percent of all law firms qualify for this rating. She has also been selected as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers since 2007.


Highly regarded in marital and family law, Carolyn S. Zisser is a well-respected lecturer and author on family law subjects for the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Jacksonville Bar Association and private legal seminar companies.


Professional Distinctions

“A-V,” Preeminent, Peer-Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

(Highest possible rating in both legal ability and Ethical Standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of The Bar and Judiciary).

Member, Florida’s Super Lawyers since 2007

Master of the Family Law Inn of Court

Named in “Top Ten Divorce Lawyers,” Jacksonville Business Journal, Vol. 7, Number 3, Week of May 15-21, 1992

Leading American Attorneys

Who’s Who in American Law

Chair, Family Law Section of Jacksonville Bar Association from 1990 to 1992

American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Publications Development Board

Continuing Legal Education Committee

Co-Chair – Military Family Law Committee


Practice areas


  1. Prenuptials: 50%
  2. Family: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Carolyn S. Zisser, PA

302 Third Street,
Suite 6
Neptune Beach, FL, 32266


FLMember in Good Standing197206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2011
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2010
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2009
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2008
ListedFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Top 10 Divorce LawyerJacksonville Business Journal1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderCarolyn S. Zisser, P.A1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionCo-chairN/A
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Family Law Rules CommitteeMemberN/A
Florida Bar, CLE CommitteeMemberN/A
Family Law American Inn of CourtMasterN/A
Jacksonville Women's NetworkBoard of DirectorsN/A
Jacksonville Beaches Chamber of CommerceBoard of DirectorsN/A
Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law SectionFormer Chair1990 - 1992
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalGrandparents Have Rights After All2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
New York UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education SeminarMilitary and Government Pensions, Equitable Distribution: One Year Later1990
Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law SectionOpening the Electronic File CabinetN/A
Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law SectionGet the Lay of the Land: Discovery Tools and Tactics: A Discovery RoadmapN/A
Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law SectionA Roadmap Through the Legislative Amendments to the Parenting/Time-Sharing and the Equitable Distribution StatutesN/A