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Laurie S. Zimmerman

Laurie S. Zimmerman

Practice areas:

Personal Injury

About Me

I have been  a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 2001.  I have been a Certified Circuit Court Mediator since 2006.  Having worked on both sides of personal injury cases as former in-house counsel for one of the largest insurance companies in the country, I have a deep understanding of how claims are processed and use that experience to help my clients achieve the best possible results in their cases.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Jane Windsor

    I endorse this lawyer. Laurie and her husband Mark are a fabulous team. They cover personal injury, mediation, criminal defense, domestic injunctions and education law. When I am representing a student who also needs the help of a criminal attorney or a family in need of a strong domestic injunction attorney -- the Zimmerman team can't be beat.


    Jane Windsor Education Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Anne C. Toale

    I endorse Laurie Zimmerman who is one of the most well-respected trial lawyers in our community. She has a lengthy and distinguished career, is one of a handful of Board Certified Trial Lawyers and is also certified as a mediator. You would be well-served to retain an attorney with her depth and breadth of experience.


    Anne Toale Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Zimmerman and Zimmerman

434 South Washington Boulevard

Sarasota, FL, 34236-7100



FLMember in Good Standing199008/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Professionalism AwardThe Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court2015
Circuit MediatorSupreme Court of Florida2006
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerZimmerman and Zimmerman, P.A.2007 - Present
PartnerMallard & Zimmerman2002 - 2007
AssociateRosen & Shapiro2001 - 2002
In-house Counsel, Trial AttorneyAllstate Insurance Company1995 - 2000
Felony AttorneyState Attorney's Office Sarasota, Fl1990 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar FoundationMember2011 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of CourtEmeritus1992 - Present
Florida BarMember1990 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State College of Florida/ ParalegalDiscovery2012