Nick in Color with Metal and Glass Behind


Tel: (352) 505-4515



Criminal Trial Law
DUI Defense


University of Florida College of Law


Nick Zissimopulos has dedicated 100% of his practice to being a trial lawyer who has engaged complex litigation. He has represented clients who have been accused of crimes or injured in accidents in both State and Federal courts. For a person facing a criminal allegation or an individual who has suffered injuries or damages through the negligence of another, one of the most difficult issues is the uncertainty of what will happen in the future. Nick provides a variety of ways for his clients to stay in touch with him, even after regular business hours, so that he is available twenty-four hours a day to answer any questions that may arise. Nick is tireless in his pursuit of justice for his clients. Nick grew up in Florida and has lived in Gainesville since attending undergraduate and law school at the University of Florida. He currently coaches UF’s award winning Trial Team. He has lectured on topics ranging from criminal trial skills, civil trial skills, use of expert witnesses, appellate advocacy, and ethics in the law. Nick has been invited annually to participate in the training of state attorneys and public defenders. In addition to his passion for the law, Nick is a dedicated family man to his wife Jessica and his entire extended family living in Gainesville, Florida and his hometown, Tarpon Springs, Florida.


Nick’s criminal trial and litigation experience has involved handling a variety of cases ranging from misdemeanors to complex felonies, including:

  • Murder
  • Aggravated Assault and Battery
  • Firearm offenses
  • Drug trafficking, sale and possession
  • Sex offenses
  • Robbery and theft crimes
  • DUI Defense (felony and misdemeanor)
  • Domestic violence and Injunctions
  • And a variety of Federal offenses

His civil trial and litigation experience has included:

  • Wrongful death cases
  • Car accidents
  • Premise liability
  • Nursing home
  • Legal malpractice
  • Bad faith litigation
  • Medical malpractice


University of Florida College of Law, Honors graduate, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2002
University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences – 1999

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar Association – 2003
United States District Court, Northern District – 2004
United States District Court, Middle District – 2013


The James C. Adkins Jr. Inn of Court, President
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Member of the Statewide Board of Directors
Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of F.A.C.D.L., Past President
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association


Adjunct Professor, University of Florida College of Law Trial Team – 2004-present
State Mock Trial Championships – 2004, 2010, 2013
National Championship – 2011
Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Appellate Advocacy Program
Guest Lecturer, Trial Advocacy Program
Guest Lecture, Trial Practice Program