J.D., Georgia State University College of Law
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
State Bar of Georgia
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Invited Speaker for the ABA Spring 2013 Conference in Anchorage,
Alaska: The Modern Family: Who Let the Dogs In?
Producer of the ABA Spring 2013 Conference in Anchorage, Alaska: Cross Examining the
Mental Health Expert
Speaker for LiveCLE Seminar - Family & Matrimonial Law in the21st Century: Practicing with Humanity
Panelist for Atlanta Bar Association’s Valentine's Day CLE: Ethics Issues in Family Law
Family Lawyer Magazine: "Dino and Kirby: An Unexpected Custody Battle"
Co-producer of 2012 ABA Fall Conference: "Keeping the Court Awake: How to Effectively
Present Tax Evidence at Trial
2012 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Program Chair for the 2012 Joint Legal / Forensic Accounting Divorce Seminar
Program Chair for the Atlanta Bar Association Program:
Middle Income Divorce Seminar
Program Chair and Moderator for the Atlanta Bar Association Program:
Tax and Forensic Accounting Issues in Divorce Cases
Co-Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association CLE by the Hour
Moderator for 2010 ABA Fall Conference: A Lawyer's Guide to
Confronting Mental Health Experts
Appointed as Co-Vice Chair of the Trial Practice &
Techniques Committee of the American Bar Association Section of
Family Law, 2010-2011
Atlanta Bar Association CLE Board of Trustees, 2010-2013
Selected as 2010 Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Selected as a 2009 Rising Star in Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine
Member of the American Bar Association's Advisory Panel
David Sarif speaking on Legal Technology - "60 Tips in 60 minutes"
Moderator for the American Bar Association program "Preparing for Trial: You've Tried to Settle,
Now Prepare to Win"
Guest lecturer at John Marshall Law School
Guest lecturer at Emory’s Goizueta Business School
Lawyer's Club of Atlanta
David Sarif was born in Cape Town, South Africa and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the prestigious 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 and graduated in May 2004.
Mr. Sarif has been honored as a Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star in multiple years. He has appeared on CBS Atlanta News and been quoted by national magazines such as Ok Magazine. Mr. Sarif is trained as a trial attorney, a collaborative lawyer, and also a Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Sarif handles all varieties of family law matters, and works with Mr. Kessler on many of his cases.
While in law school, Mr. Sarif achieved accolades including a CALI award and the top grade in Securities, Interests, and Liens. Mr. Sarif has also prepared materials for, written articles for, and presented at various Continuing Legal Education seminars for organizations such as the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the National Business Institute, and Henning Mediation and Arbitration Service.
Mr. Sarif enjoys spending his free time with his wife Amy, a pediatrician, and their daughter.