ZAKHARI, A Florida Professional Limited Liability Company


Nivine K. Zakhari

Tel 813.358.4600
Fax 866.517.7912

3001 N Rocky Point Dr E
Suite 200
Tampa FL 33607 USA

(by appointment only)



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  • "VA accreditation: Knowing when you need it,"
    30 The Elder Law Advocate, no. 2, at 7 (2023)

  • "Remand Not Immediately Appealable if No Clear and Final Legal Decision,"
    1 Veterans Law Journal at 15-16 (2023)

  • "Count MENA: Clarifying the Impact of U.S. Hate Crimes on the Middle Eastern & North African Community," Johns Hopkins University JScholarship, available at (2021)

  • "Is the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 a Misnomer? The Impact on Class Action Waivers in Consumer ADR Clauses," 5 J. Am. Arb. 97 (2006)

  • Online Editor & Staff Member,
    Houston Journal of International Law,


  • LL.M., Elder Law, Stetson University College of Law, 2025 (exp.)

  • M.S., High Distinction, Government Analytics, concentrating in Political Behavior and Policy Analysis, and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Intelligence, Johns Hopkins University, 2021

  • Master of Theological Studies, concentrating in Christian Theology,
    Regent University School of Divinity, 2017

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2006
    ▫ Judicial Intern, Texas First Court of Appeals, Spring 2006
    ▫ Judicial Intern, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Fall 2005
    ▫ Judicial Intern, Texas 164th Civil District Court, Summer 2005

  • Master of Industrial Engineering, concentrating in Engineering Management,
    University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, 1996

  • B.S., cum laude, with University Honors and Honors in Industrial Engineering,
    University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering & Honors College, 1995

Admitted to practice

  • 2022, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • 2022, U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims

  • 2021, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit #728624665

  • 2021, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida #0048825

  • 2008, Florida State Courts #0048825

  • 2006, Texas State Courts #24052028

Honors and Awards

  • Best Capstone in Data Analytics and Policy
    ▫ Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, 2022

  • State Bar of Texas Legal Professionalism Award
    ▫ Law Student Division, 2006

  • American Bar Association Outstanding Liaison Award (National)
    ▫ Law Student Division, 2006

  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, Life Member
    ▫ Hutcheson Inn, 2006

  • American Bar Association James B. Boskey Alternative Dispute Resolution Writing Competition (National)
    ▫ First Place, 2005

  • University of Houston Stella L. Ehrhardt Memorial Fellow
    ▫ Cullen College of Engineering, 1995-1996

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
    ▫ Texas Epsilon, 1995

  • Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society
    ▫ University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

  • National Merit Scholar®
    ▫ Florida Finalist, 1990

Activities and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association, Sustaining Member

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

  • The Florida Bar

  • State Bar of Texas


  • 1973, Kansas City, Missouri


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