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David Sarif


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

David has received many accolades during his legal career and been recognized by Best Lawyers in U.S. News and World Report as well as Georgia Trend Magazine as a Legal Elite attorney in Family Law and Divorce. He has also been honored as a Super Lawyer in numerous years in Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine. David has been an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law school where he taught family law 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. David has also been the winning attorney on several cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court. Many of David’s cases focus on high asset divorce or complex family law issues.

David is trained as a trial attorney, mediator, arbitrator, and also a Guardian Ad Litem. He enjoys spending his free time with his children and travelling.

He meets with clients facing divorce and family law issues in our Buckhead Atlanta (30305) office and also in our Roswell / Alpharetta (30009) office by appointment. David also offers consultations over Zoom and the telephone for those who prefer to meet that way.

Speaking Engagements, Articles, Positions & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in U.S. News and World Report
  • Author, Family Lawyer Magazine: “Working with High-Profile Clients”
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School – Domestic Relations
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyers “Top 100 Attorney” in Georgia
  • Speaker – Guardian ad Litem and Custody Evaluator Collaboration, Georgia Family Law Institute, 2024
  • Speaker, Georgia Family Law Institute, 2023
  • Chair, ABA Trial Practice & Techniques Committee, 2023-2024
  • Co-Chair, ABA Marital Property Committee, 2023-2024
  • Author, State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Review, “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Issues in Divorce”
  • Past Chairman: American Bar Association Custody Committee
  • Speaker: 2021 OTPCLE – Cryptocurrency in the Divorce World
  • Program Chair, Atlanta Bar Association Joint Legal / Forensic Accounting Divorce Seminar
  • Speaker, 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Family Law Section, How to Value and Divide Businesses
  • Speaker, 2019 Georgia Family Law Institute, Funny Money in Divorce: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency
  • Speaker, ABA Spring Conference: Cross Examining the Mental Health Expert
  • Author, Family Lawyer Magazine: “Avoiding Appellate Landmines in the Post-Judgment World”
  • Author, Family Lawyer Magazine: “Divorce Technology Tips and Tricks”
  • Author, Divorce Magazine: “Avoiding Tax Traps in High-Asset Cases”
  • Speaker, 2016 Georgia Family Law Institute, State Bar of Georgia
  • Speaker, ABA 2016 Spring CLE Conference: Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Panel
  • 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
  • 2018 ABA Family Law Conference’s CLE, “Approaches to Custody Disputes”
  • 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
  • Speaker, ABA Spring 2013 Conference: The Modern Family: Who Let the Dogs In?
  • 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, 2012 ABA Fall Conference: “Keeping the Court Awake: How to Effectively Present Tax Evidence at Trial
  • 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
  • Speaker, Legal Technology – “60 Tips in 60 minutes”
  • Author, Divorce Magazine: Dangers of Free Wifi
  • Producer, ABA Program, The Culture of Custody: Best Interests of Children Meets Fundamental Rights of Parents
  • Producer: ABA Program, Effective Utilization of Retirement and Deferred Compensation Assets within the Division of Marital Property
  • Moderator, American Bar Association program: “Preparing for Trial: You’ve Tried to Settle, Now Prepare to Win”
  • Georgia Trend Magazine Legal Elite: 2013, 2014, 2015 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2021
  • Super Lawyers (As featured in Atlanta Magazine): 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Guest lecturer at Emory’s Goizueta Business School
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (only 1% of attorneys are invited members)
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys: Top 10 Attorneys in Georgia Award
  • Fulton County Daily Report and “On the Rise” award (prestigious recognition awarded to only 20 Georgia attorneys per year)
  • Family Law Section Liaison for ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism