Sagit V. Ziskind
Current Employment Position
  • Associate

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Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
  • Children
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Domestic Violence
Biography

Dr. Ziskind graduated Summa Cum Laude in both Law (LL.B., J.D. equivalent), and Business Administration (B.A) from The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel. There, she received the Dean's award for academic excellence three years in a row and served as a research and teaching assistant in the field of civil procedure.

Before moving to California Dr. Ziskind practiced law simultaneously at both the litigation and business departments of Goldfarb Seligman & Co., Israel's largest law firm. Recognized for her analytical skills and out-of-the-box thinking, Dr. Ziskind was often assigned to handle high-profile and complex cases.

Dr. Ziskind holds a J.S.D. degree (Doctor of Juridical Science, Ph.D. equivalent), focusing on parental and reproductive rights, as well as an LL.M. degree (Master of Laws) from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Both her Master thesis and doctoral dissertation were awarded High Honors.

After completing her doctoral degree at UC Berkeley School of Law, Dr. Ziskind held a postdoctoral research fellow position as well as an adjunct professor position, both at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She has taught a course on medical ethics and the law. She has also researched, written and lectured on topics such as parental decision-making rights, reproductive rights, children and the law, privacy and ethical dilemmas within the family context.

Dr. Ziskind joined Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C., in 2018. She brings to the firm a unique blend of extensive academic training in law, strong research background and critical legal analysis.

Dr. Ziskind's in-depth knowledge of the law, along with her critical thinking skills, is reflected in her outlook, helps shape her arguments, decision-making and approach to cases, and enhances her practice as a family law attorney.

Dr. Ziskind is fluent in Hebrew and is licensed to practice law in both Israel and California. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and their three children. When she is not working, Dr. Ziskind enjoys experimenting with food and flavors, ballroom dancing and traveling.

Education
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.S.D., Doctor of Juridical Science – 2013
    • Dissertation grade: High Honors
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • LL.M., Master of Laws – 2007
    • Master’s thesis grade: High Honors
  • The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
    • LL.B., Bachelor of Laws – 2003, Summa Cum Laude
  • The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
    • B.A. in Business Administration – 2003, Summa Cum Laude
Published Works
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act: A New Look at an Old Problem 35 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 163, 168–69 (2008)
  • Genetic Selection by Parents: Autonomous Choices or Social Constructs? Book (in progress, based on my doctoral dissertation)
Past Positions
  • Tel Aviv University, The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Tel Aviv University, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Adjunct Professor
  • Goldfarb Seligman & Co., Associate
  • The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Research and Teaching Assistant
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • Israel
Languages
  • Hebrew