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Nick G. Zissimopulos

Criminal defense Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   26 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Nick

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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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Location

Glassman & Zissimopulos, PLLC
804 NW 16th Ave., Unit B
Gainesville, FL, 32601

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Posted by Sean | August 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Incredibly patient and honest
I called him because of two cases I had with traffic court. He actually said it might be better to just go to court and not hire an attorney based on what he was seeing. I wanted to be safe and went ahead and hired him because he was not pushy or telling me nonsense. He handled my first case incredibly smoothly and am going in front of the judge tomorrow for my second case. He has been patient, forthcoming, and not told me to shut up despite asking him a million questions because I am nervous as heck. He is well worth the cost to get your case handled well.
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Posted by Clinton | May 12, 2019
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Best lawyer in Florida
Nick literally had my case closed within 1 week of my charge, He was 100% on top of it from the time he took my case to the day it was dismissed..I am so thankful i decided to hire him..This man saved my life, and i am forever grateful to Nick..This guy is 100% the best arround..
Posted by Pat | February 6, 2019
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Concerned Parent
My son became hooked on drugs and got in to trouble with the law. This was very difficult for our family. I contacted Nick and was immediately comforted by his knowledge, professionalism, and compassion. In his representation of my son, it was obvious that Nick cared about both of us Nick worked hard to get a sentence for my son that included a #1 drug rehab program.. If you want expert legal advice and someone who cares about you as a person, contact Nick Zissimopulos - you will be very glad that you did!!
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Posted by Wendy | April 23, 2018
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Victory thanks to Nick Zissimopulos!
Nick Zissimopulos took my case of VOP at termination date due to restitution not being completely satisfied. Nick was straight forward about everything the State and Judge would be looking at. He was understanding of my circumstances that brought me to the VOP. His professionalism and character are well beyond extraordinary! He won my case, the probation was terminated with my balance becoming a civil matter. After 15 years of dealing with this, he obtained my freedom! I highly recommend him! Thank you Nick!!!
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Posted by Danny | February 7, 2018
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Best of the Best!
We were represented by Glassman and Zissimopoulos and we could not have been more pleased with the hard work and dedication of these lawyers and staff. They always made us feel welcome and always made us a priority. If you want GREAT resultsa, go see these guys!
Posted by Ron | February 2, 2018
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Awesome Attorney Cares about Clients
Nick and his partner Dan assisted my family following an auto accident. Nick and his entire firm were truly caring about my needs. They put me first. Checked up on what I needed and worked hard to get a result that helped me and my family. I would highly recommend Nick and his staff. Awesome folks to work with.
Posted by Felicia | February 1, 2018
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Fantastic Lawyer
Absolutely thrilled with the outcome and level of professionalism and personable manner Nick displayed with me and my case. If you feel you may need a private lawyer rather than a public defender, choose Glassman & Zissimopulos, I can promise you the price is worth it. After speaking with my public defender, I had a feeling the case (which was pretty much a garbage case, regardless of the fact I was facing a very serious charge) would not be settled the way it should have been. I called for my free consultation and not only was Nick kind and knowledgeable, the staff was incredible and supportive and I didn't feel judged giving the basis of my case. I have (fortunately) never had to hire an attorney before this and honestly had negative preconceived notions about lawyers. Those notions were immediately put to rest after speaking with him the first time. I had called over a dozen local lawyers and trusted my gut with Nick and I'm so glad I did. I know that no matter what you may be facing, Nick will be honest and forward about your options, what's more than likely expected, and he will do everything he can to quickly and efficiently expedite the process and lessen your charge(s)/outcome. While my case ended up being dismissed, I am quite certain this would not have happened had I stayed with my public defender, as my case involved actually getting a background on the situation and not just relying on what specifically had happened at that moment of my incident. I wish I could give higher rating than 5 because this law firm certainly deserves it. He is one of the highest rated for a reason, if you have the means, GO WITH HIM! I promise you will not be disappointed and your money will be well spent. If you are facing a felony charge like I was, the rest of your life can and will be dramatically altered in major aspects. Defend yourself with the best, don't take a chance on a free lawyer (if you can), and I can assure you the worst case scenario will be far from your worries with Nick.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
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Great lawyer, great person!
After meeting with Nick and discussing my case, I felt very comfortable having him represent me. He went above and beyond to help me with everything I needed. I’m truly grateful to have found and retained Nick. The case against me was dropped due to his hard work and dilligence. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal law attorney.
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Posted by mary | December 19, 2017
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Great Attorney
I didn't know what to do when my son got in trouble and so very happy when we found Nick. Nick Zissimopulos is a very caring man, respectful, kind, and honest to no fault. I don't know what we would have done without his help. We highly recommend Nick Zissimopulos to anyone and everyone in need of a reputable attorney.
Posted by Jesse | December 18, 2017
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Best Attorny that you can ask for!
As one of Mr. Zissimopulos clients , i am very happy on the outcome of my case and how it got resolved from Mr. Zissimpulos and his team. I would recommend him to anyone who is dealing with a criminal offense such as mine, Mr. Zissimoplus was very up front with details and really cared about my safety and my future. I am VERY pleased with his work and what he has done for me as my Attorny. I am very blessed to have a second chance at life because of Mr. Zissimopulos. Mr. Zissimpolus will keep you up to date with your case as soon as he gets the information needed . Mr. Zissimopulos goes above and beyond to make sure that you are protected and I am so glad that he stood beside me every step of the way! Thank you I recommend him 100 %.
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Posted by Ashley | November 14, 2017
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No complaints!!
Nick has done a fantastic job at helping me through a case this past year! When my case first began I was completely at a loss as to how to get through it but once I met with nick I was completely at ease knowing that he would give his best efforts for a positive outcome! He did awesome at making my wife and I both feel comfortable at every meeting with him as well as quickly responding to all of my MANY needs! In the future I will no longer search for a lawyer as I already know a fabulous one!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2017
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EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!!
Did a fantastic job. Very caring and thorough.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2017
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A Great Man and an Awesome Attorney
These past few weeks have been very tough for me and the way Nick handled things really made me felt so assured about the outcome of this case. I hope I don't have to recommend a criminal defense attorney to anyone but if I had to, Nick would be my 1st choice without a doubt. I am a student and was worried about my Simple Battery Case but thanks to Nick I got the best possible outcome very happy to have hired Nick.
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Posted by Dale and Kay | May 19, 2017
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Felon cases
We hired Nick for our son's felon cases! Could not ask for a more caring attorney! He kept us updated on everything! Very pleased with the outcome! He fought for our son 150%. He takes his cases very personal and is very thorough in his abilities to defend his clients. Great Lawyer, Great person!!
Posted by Michael | April 23, 2017
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What can I say....
I have used Nick two times personally for personal injury (a terrible car accident where the other motorist was uninsured, and my spouse stepping into a hole and snapping her leg) as well as hiring him to represent a close friend and employee on the criminal side. Nick gave his all to every case he handled for me. At no time did he address what he or his firm would like. It was always about us, the client. He wanted to know what we needed to feel right, and if that meant it was going to be an uphill battle for him, then so be it. He also always acted with the utmost respect and integrity. He communicated constantly on all issues. His partner Dan Glassman was strongly involved as well and holds the same values as Nick. For these reasons I have always had the utmost respect for both of them. I would very highly recommend them on both the criminal and the personal injury representation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2017
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Positive outcome
We hired Nick when our son was falsely accused of a crime. We had never been involved in any legal issues, and Nick kept us informed and navigated our son through the legal process with a positive outcome. Our son developed a good rapport with Nick, which helped us all to cope with this situation.
Posted by Natalie | June 24, 2016
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More than an attorney
I hired Nick to represent my son. I was skeptical at hiring an attorney, but from our first meeting I was put at ease by his ability to speak to me and not at me. I felt as if he really cared outside of being a lawyer, but wanted to mentor to my son. He was very attentive to our questions about the case and returned missed calls promptly. He was very persistent in his plans for our representation. He exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend or hire him again. I highly recommend Nick Zissimopulos.
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Posted by Laura | June 14, 2016
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Saved my professional career and life
When i was arrested and had many charges stacked against me i thought my life was over, that my dreams of going to veterinary school were gone. Nick came to visit me in jail only hours after i was booked. He gave me such confidence and hope that things would be ok and helped to understand the gravity of my situation. Nick fought very hard for me at my first hearing and never stopped doing everything in his power to give me the best outcome. I called him for any questions and texted him constantly, he was always willing to talk and always willing to answer questions. This man is someone so intelligent not just about the law and professional that i wouldn't trust my life to anyone but him. Nick gave me results i never imagined would even be possible for me and was so kind and patient that i cant imagine what my life would be without him. The only regret i have was meeting him under these circumstances.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2016
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Very Diligent
I hired Nick to assist with a misdemeanor case. Nick was very competent and did a fantastic job from start to finish. He was great at staying in contact and letting me know what was going on throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend his legal services.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2015
Best Attorney in Gainesville
Nick is by far the best defense attorney in Gainesville. I hired Nick with the daunting objective of an early termination of probation. Although all supervisory requirements had been met, we both knew that this would be a difficult task, given I was only 1.5 years into a 7 year term. He was honest and told me not to expect early termination, as it is very unusual for such a request to be granted given the amount of time left on the term. At the hearing, Nick did an absolutely remarkable job covering all important points and presenting everything in such a skillful, intelligent, organized manner. Needless to say, my probation was terminated at that hearing. I credit this not only to my own ability to navigate the treacherous waters of probation, but also to the Nick's unmatched representation. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Zissimopulos and will continue to send referrals to his team.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Glassman and Zissimopulos
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor for the Criminal Defense Clinic
  • University Of Florida Levin College Of Law
  • 2015 - 2015

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • STATE OF FLORIDA -VS- WITHERSPOON, OBIE CARL
  • Case Dropped.
  • STATE OF FLORIDA -VS- DEMPS, KANIKA KEHINDI
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004 - Present
  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2003 - Present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuitl Bar Association
  • 2003 - Present
  • Eighth Judicial Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former President
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Adkins Inns of Court
  • Legal Jeopardy
  • 2015
  • Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Clinic
  • Criminal
  • 2014
  • Adkins Inn of Court
  • Law and the Movies
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (12)
Endorse Nick
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Nick is the attorney would call if I needed criminal defense help in Florida. His work ethic and attention to detail stands out in the courtroom and he can be counted on to achieve results."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse Nick without hesitation. He is an extremely confident, hard-working, well-known, and knowledgeable attorney. I practiced as an Assistant State Attorney in Alachua County for over a decade and in that time Nick and I litigated numerous criminal cases against each other. As a prosecutor I always knew that Nick would catch even the smallest legal issues with my cases and use them to his client's advantage."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a wonderful attorney, the consummate professional. He is very knowledgable of the law, aggressive and well-versed in the courtroom, and sympathetic to the concerns of his clients. I highly recommend him and give my endorsement without any reservations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a professional, thorough advocate for his clients. Very bright with phenomenal trial skills. As a fellow lawyer in the community Nick is someone I feel confident referring clients to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Nick for several years. We have worked on opposing sides of quite a few cases. My experience working with Nick has proven him to always be professional, courteous, and respectful. He is always prepared and represents the interests of his clients very well. He does not delay cases and is extremely efficient in handling everything; no matter if it s a short court appearance, a hearing, or a trial. I would have no reservations in recommending him to anyone looking for superb representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Zissimopulos as an attorney for many years and found him to be a zealous advocate and always prepared for whatever circumstances may arise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zissimoulous was a mentor to me throughout my time at UF Law. He is a phenomenal trial attorney who truly loves his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I cannot endorse Nick more highly. He is extremely diligent on every single case whether it is a misdemeanor traffic case or a serious felony charge. He is always readily available to speak to his clients when they need help. He is one of the best trial lawyers in Gainesville if not the State of Florida."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I send my clients to Nick when they need a criminal defense lawyer. He is diligent and responsive. He's the guy I would go to if my own kids got in a pinch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Zissimopulos on several matters and have always found him prepared and extremely competent. I endorse Mr. Zissimopulos without hessitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zissimopulos is one of the most skilled attorneys I have encountered in all my years of practice. His knowledge of the law is unmatched. His courtroom and trial skills are extraordinary. I highly recommend his services."
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Gainesville Criminal defense Lawyer Nick G. Zissimopulos
Nick G. Zissimopulos
Criminal defense Attorney
Gainesville, FL
Licensed for 20 years

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