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David Sarif

David Sarif

David Sarif

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David Sarif was born in Cape Town, South Africa and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Woodward Academy, he attended the nationally recognized McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Mr. Sarif subsequently attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he earned accolades such as the CALI Award in Securities, Interests, and Liens. He graduated in 2004.

Mr. Sarif has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as a Legal Elite attorney in Family Law and honored as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for numerous years which appears in Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine. He has been an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law school and has been quoted by, assisted with stories for, written articles for, or appeared on CBS Atlanta, ESPN Outside the Lines, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, OK Magazine, the Fulton County Daily Report, and Family Lawyer Magazine. Many of Mr. Sarif’s cases focus on high asset divorce or complex family law issues.

Mr. Sarif is trained as a trial attorney, a collaborative lawyer, and also a Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Sarif enjoys spending his free time with his wife, a pediatrician, and their children.


EDUCATION

  • Law School, Georgia State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Undergraduate, University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Georgia, Court of Appeals of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, ARTICLES, AND POSITIONS

    • Author, Family Lawyer Magazine: “Working with High-Profile Clients”
    • Chairman: American Bar Association Custody Committee, 2017-2018
    • Speaker, 2016 Georgia Family Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia
    • Speaker, ABA 2016 Spring CLE Conference: Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements
    • Author, Divorce Magazine: “Avoiding Tax Traps in High-Asset Cases”
    • Author, Family Lawyer Magazine: “Avoiding Appellate Landmines in the Post-Judgment World”
    • Author, Family Lawyer Magazine: “Divorce Technology Tips and Tricks”
    • Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School – Domestic Relations
    • Guest lecturer at Emory’s Goizueta Business School
    • Speaker, Atlanta Bar Association program: Ashley Madison Litigation
    • Speaker, Atlanta Bar Association program: Specialize to Succeed Family Law Panel on Divorce, Child Custody, Support, and Alimony
    • Appointed Member: ABA Sponsorship & Fundraising Committee
    • Chair, ABA Trial Practice & Techniques Committee, 2010-2015
    • Producer, ABA Fall 2014 Family Law Conference, Effective Legal Brief Writing
    • Producer, ABA Spring 2014 Conference in Bermuda: Old and New Solutions in High Conflict Custody Cases
    • Speaker, Technology in Divorce: Tips and Tricks Every Family Law Lawyer Should Know, National CLE Conference, Vail, Colorado, 2014
    • Speaker, ABA Spring 2013 Conference: The Modern Family: Who Let the Dogs In?
    • Producer, ABA Spring 2013 Conference: Cross Examining the Mental Health Expert
    • Speaker, LiveCLE Seminar – Family Law in the21st Century: Practicing with Humanity
    • Speaker, Atlanta Bar Association’s Valentine’s Day CLE: Ethics Issues in Family Law
    • Author, Family Lawyer Magazine: “Dino and Kirby: An Unexpected Custody Battle”
    • Producer, ABA Fall 2012 Conference: “Keeping the Court Awake: How to Effectively Present Tax Evidence at Trial
    • Program Chair, Atlanta Bar Assoc. Joint Legal / Forensic Accounting Divorce Seminar
    • Program Chair, Atlanta Bar Assoc. Middle Income Divorce Seminar
    • Moderator, Atlanta Bar Program: Tax and Forensic Accounting Issues in Divorce Cases
    • Co-Chair, Atlanta Bar Association CLE by the Hour Program
    • Moderator, ABA Fall 2010 Conference: A Lawyer’s Guide to Confronting Mental Health Experts
    • Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of Trustees, 2010-2013
    • Member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Panel
    • Speaker, Legal Technology – “60 Tips in 60 minutes”
    • Author, Divorce Magazine: Dangers of Free Wifi
    • Moderator, American Bar Association program: “Preparing for Trial: You’ve Tried to Settle, Now Prepare to Win”

MEMBERSHIPS

    • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
    • American Bar Association
    • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
    • Jewish National Fund

SELECTED HONORS

  • Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite: 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine): 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (only 1% of attorneys are invited members)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys: Top 10 Attorneys in Georgia under 40 Award