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About me

I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer since 1999 (only 5% of all Florida Lawyers are Board Certified).  Former member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commision.  My background also includes 9 years of extentive trial experience as a state prosecutor in Sarasota. I am a graduate of Cornell University and University of Florida College of Law.  

Married to my law partner, Laurie Zimmerman.  She is a personal injury attorney and is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer.  We own and practice in The Laurel Building on U.S. 301 in the histric Laurel Park district of downtown Sarasota.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    24 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 10%
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
  4. Education: 5%
  5. Child Abuse: 5%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Samuel Simon

    I heartily endorse Mark Zimmerman. Mark's legal knowledge and reputation is without parallel and it is with complete confidence that I refer clients to benefit from his sage advice and effective representation.


    David Simon Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sheryl Ann Edwards

    I have known Mark Zimmerman for nearly 20 years and have always found him to be a highly competent and very trustworthy hard working attorney. When any of my real estate clients require assistance in criminal defense, I can recommend Mark Zimmerman without hesitation.


    Sheryl Edwards Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Zimmerman & Zimmerman P.A.

434 South Washington Blvd Ste 250
Sarasota, FL, 34236-7100


FLMember in Good Standing199109/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office1991 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sarasota County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2011
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hansen v. SmithThe order was denied. We prevailed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell UniversityHuman Development and Family StudiesBachelor of Science1988
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AlawN/A