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Ronald Scott Zimmer

Divorce and separation Attorney at Commack, NY

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Ronald S. Zimmer

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
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About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    60%
    We are a full service matrimonial law firm handling a full range of: Contested divorces, uncontested divorces, separation agreements, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, trial practice, and Mediation services.

    25 years

  2. Family
    35%
    Our firm handles all phases of Family Court matters, including Orders of Protection, all child and spousal support issues, adoptions, custody matters, abuse and neglect proceedings.

    25 years

  3. Mediation
    5%
    Our firm is experienced in handling Divorce Mediation cases from start to finish with a nearly 100% success rate on our past matters. We have been providing mediation services to those who want a peaceful alternative to contested divorces in the courts.

    25 years

As an experienced trial attorney with nearly 18 years of courtroom experience, I strive to obtain the best possible results for my clients. Everyone is treated like a family member, everyone gets our full attention.
 
I understand that for my clients, they deserve to be treated with compassion and respect, not like a number. Their very lives are in turmoil, that's why I personally oversee every case and am available to speak directly to the cients. Direct communication with my clients is an important component to providing the best legal representation.  

As a dedicated advocate who will stand by your side through every step of the legal process I strive to obtain the best possible outcome using effective bargaining and negotiations to skilled trial advocacy as a last resort.

BACKGROUND:  
 
Ronald Scott Zimmer was born on Long Island in 1971 and has lived his entire life in the area. As an attorney, Mr. Zimmer is committed to bringing his expertise, understanding and enthusiasm to bear for his clients. Due to his extensive legal experience, Mr. Zimmer brings a great depth of knowledge to every case he handles. He is a zealous advocate in representing and protecting the rights of his clients.   

EDUCATION:  
Mr. Zimmer attended Stony Brook University, and graduated with a B.A. in 1993. He went on to attend the Touro College Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center, where he received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in June 2000.

EXPERIENCE:
 Mr. Zimmer was admitted to the New York State Bar in December 2000. While attending law school, he interned for the Department of Probation at the Courthouse in Central Islip, acting as a trial advocate obtaining Orders of Protection for those in need. From 1997 through December 2000, Mr. Zimmer worked in the field of matrimonial law, writing hundreds of successful motions presented before the Court. In May of 2001, Mr. Zimmer founded the Law Firm of Ronald S. Zimmer. Although he excels in several areas of the law, he most enjoys representing clients on family law, mediation and divorce matters.

Mr. Zimmer's areas of expertise are focused on matrimonial and family law, including extensive trial practice, as well as Appellate practice. Throughout his career, Mr. Zimmer has worked with VIBS (Victims Information Bureau Service), and the Long Island Women’s Coalition for efforts in protecting the rights of battered and abused women. In the past he volunteered his time with the dinner committee and legal resource council of VIBS helping to raise funds in the pursuit of ending domestic violence against battered and abused women. Mr. Zimmer actively works on modest means panel cases referred by the Suffolk County Bar Association and is also a member of the Suffolk County 18-b Family Court Panel of Attorneys further representing indigent clients.

His clients include bankers, police officers, firemen, teachers, nurses, doctors and homemakers. Throughout his career, Mr. Zimmer has developed a strong record of success that is recognized not only by his clients but by his fellow attorneys as well.

ASSOCIATIONS AND AWARDS:
 Mr. Zimmer is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association (1997-Present) and was admitted to practice law in the State of New York, as well as being admitted in the Federal Circuit Courts, Federal Court of Appeals for the U.S. Armed Forces, United States Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Zimmer has received awards for outstanding trial advocacy as well as exceptional service to the community.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
 Mr. Zimmer is a strong proponent in giving back to the community he is such an integral part of. He believes that it is his obligation to support and help his community and to be of service however possible.

It was in this vane that Mr. Zimmer became a member of the Suffolk County Auxiliary Police in 2003. The SCAP is a community-based group of highly trained volunteers under the wing of the Suffolk County Police Department, whose primary function is to assist police officers at scenes requiring police presence, provide patrols in marked police cars to reduce the incidents of crime and vandalism, traffic control, and to provide security or crowd control at
parades, marathons, and other community events. After a four-year period as an Auxiliary Patrolman in the Fourth Precinct, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Zimmer currently works out of the Suffolk County Fourth Police Precinct.

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Location

Law Office of Ronald S. Zimmer
6080 Jericho Tpke
Suite 300
Commack, NY, 11725-2808

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Posted by Katherine | May 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ron is a Brilliant lawyer!
At this time, I am a current client of this law firm. I hired Ron in the darkest time of my life. My soon to be ex husband was upset because I filed for divorce. Furthermore, my estranged husband has attempted to destroy my professional license and reputation. Within a couple of months, Ron and his team were able to rectify that. We are just getting through the divorce. Ron is a brilliant, calm attorney. He knows the law well and is well respected by the court. I strongly recommend him for any of your legal needs. You definitely want him on your side. He is an expert negotiator who has a keen attention to detail but appropriately balances that with the big picture. He is guiding me through the entire process in a highly effective manner. He operates with compassion and provides a realistic assessment of where you stand, which I need. He always is responsive and both he and his team are quick to answer questions/calls and turn things around.
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Posted by Yessica chicas | July 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Nurse assistant
THIS MAN IS GREAT!!! HE IS SO CARING, PROFESSIONAL HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING HE IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST . I want to Thank Mr. Ronald Zimmer on everything he has done i asked around so many lawyers and they told me i would never get full custody of my daughter and i did thanks to him i do. He will call you answer your questions i will definitely be coming to him from now on forever his client . Amazing Man
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Posted by Steve | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Fantastic Attorney!!
I used Mr. Zimmer for my divorce case. I’m glad that I did, he fought for me every step of the way. I’ve never had someone fight so hard for me before and speak up for me with such passion and conviction. This attorney is hands on, I don’t think there was one aspect of my case that Mr. Zimmer didn’t oversee personally. A true class act and professional. I’m more than satisfied, I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to use Mr. Zimmer again for any legal matter. Top notch law firm!
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Woop ass!! Tactical,listens to you, cares about your case
Ronald and Christina are great. They are caring, kind and considerate. They are easily contacted when needed. The divorce process had it's high and lows. They guided me through it, and got me the results I wanted. I felt like skipping out of court when my settlement was signed! Both lawyers are calm, and level headed. They made this very unsettling life event into something I can now celebrate. Can't thank them enough. God bless this office.
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Posted by Dr. Jeffrey Herman | March 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I live in Florida and I asked Mr. Zimmer with some advice for selling my business. He helped me with suggestions and also helped me with some other issues I had. His advice was spot on and I was successful with solving my problems and all during a free consultation. if I ever need an attorney for any other problems I will certainly contact Mr. Zimmer.
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Posted by Joe | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ron continues to exceed my expectations on every level...
I hired Ron three years ago to represent me in a very complicated divorce case that was destined to be full of appearances, hearings, orders of protections, motions and counter-motions, etc... in family court, criminal court, supreme court and the appellate court (including a five day divorce trial that spanned over a two month period). "Complicated" is an understatement. Every step of the way Ron was there for me to lend his support and to ease the stress by preparing me for every obstacle that we needed to face. I can honestly say that throughout the entire process I was not blindsided once by anything unexpected. Every ruling by a judge was either exactly what Ron prepared me to hear or better than what I had anticipated. When you meet him, don't be fooled by how nice and compassionate he is because in court he is a bulldog... tough and never backs down unless it is strategically to your advantage. I had the opportunity to spend a great deal of time observing Ron in action in court and the one thing that really stood out to me was the amount of respect that the judges seem to have for him. My ex hired a fancy $500/hour Garden City attorney and I have to say, it doesn't make any difference how prestigious your attorney is or thinks he or she is. I witnesses firsthand how none of that matters if an attorney doesn't have the respect of the court. With Ron Zimmer you get an attorney who is knowledgeable, dependable, courteous and one who will work his ass off for you. No matter what you are dealing with or what you are going through, he'll be a friend to get you through it.
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Posted by Denise | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST DIVORCE LAWYER!!!
After having another attorney handle part of my divorce, I changed lawyers to Ronald Zimmer. I was half way through my divorce and really left with nothing and nowhere else to turn. I can truly say that he did more for me than anyone else ever did. I could not believe how things started to turn around for me once I had actually someone who really cared about me and advocated for me! I cannot thank him and his firm enough for what they did for me. I truly owe them a debt of gratitude!
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Posted by Jackie | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent divorce attorney!!
I used Mr. Zimmer for my divorce case and he fought tooth and nail for me. My divorce was the worst time of my life and I needed someone to fight for me and have my back. He never let me down and I always felt like there as someone in my corner every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Zimmer without hesitation.
Posted by Melissa G. | March 4, 2015
A Very Caring and Concerned Lawyer
I retained Ronald Zimmer for my divorce action last year. I found Mr. Zimmer be very caring and extremely knowledge in the law. I needed someone to help guide me during this dark period in my life, and luckily I had Mr. Zimmer. He always fought aggressively to protect my financial and parental rights and never let anyone take advantage of me. He was there for me during the entire ordeal. I was very happy with how things turned out. Now, thanks to him, I can move on with my life with my kids.
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Posted by Mark | February 17, 2014
Expert Advisor
Mr. Zimmer advised us on the prospective sale of our company. He clearly and expertly explained to all of the partners the ramifications of selling the company (including tax issues), helped us to obtain a highly qualified broker, negotiated our contract with the broker, and arranged an outside evaluation of the company, which proved useful as a bargaining chip as well as to increase our own awareness of the worth of our partnership. In all our exchanges, Mr. Zimmer impressed us with his knowledge, his firm grasp of legal issues, his clarity of expression, and his courtesy and kindness.
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Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
Attorney Zimmer is a knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney highly competent in dealing with complicated family law issues. He maintains an office on Long Island and another one in Manhattan so it's very convenient for us. We highly recommend him!
Posted by Eria | August 15, 2012
My divorce case
Three years ago my life was turned upside down. The man I hoped I would spend the rest of my life with did not feel the same. In fact he had already moved on without my knowledge. Needless to say I was forced to make some very painful and heartbreaking decisions. My state of mind at that time was not a healthy one and I found myself unable to think clearly and make logical decisions. I had to hire a lawyer that could make decisions on my behalf. Mr. Zimmer gave me his unwavering attention and the tender loving care I much needed. He was patient, informative, soothing and sensitive to my needs. He listened to me ramble on and on even when I wasn't making any sense. He acknowledged every feeling I had. He eased my fears and anxieties with a caring manner. I never needed a lawyer before and wasn't sure what to expect. I always thought that most lawyers were cut and dry but Mr. Zimmer went above and beyond. He truly cared not just about my legal issues, but about me as a person. He has gained my trust and I'm proud to call him a friend.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-350 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Ronald S. Zimmer
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mediation success story!
  • After only 2 mediation sessions we resolved all pending issues. An agreement was reached and both parties were extremely satisfied with the outcome.
  • Matter of L.C. v. R.C.
  • Substantial maintenance awarded

Associations

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association Family Law Commitee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Suffolk County Matrimonial Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney Contributor 2013
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Assigned Counsel Panel Member
  • Suffolk County Family Court
  • 2006
  • Assigned Counsel Panel Member
  • Suffolk County District Court
  • 2006
  • Lawyer Referral Panel
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Cali Award in Oral Advocacy
  • Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • 1999
  • Exceptional Community Service
  • Lewis Silverman, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • 1999
  • Cali Award in Trial Practice
  • Prof. Klein, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • An Overview of Divorce Agreements
  • Divorce agreements: An overview of prenuptial agreements, Separation agreements and divorce settlements
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (23)
Endorse Ronald
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Ron handled my last referral to him with tact, strength and speed. He is compassionate to the needs of those struggling through a divorce, and is always ready to suggest mediation as a first approach. However, if his client's interests can not be properly protected through mediation, he has no hesitation in using all the resources at his command, which are impressive, in litigation. I would have no hesitation in referring future business to Ron. He is a master of his craft"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer strongly. Ron is an extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and experienced attorney in the field of matrimonial and family law. Throughout my years of practice, I have come across a number of complicated family law issues where my clients needed legal assistance. Each time I have referred a client to Ron, he has without fail acted in a professional, courteous and speedy manner. I can say without hesitation that Ron has always does an outstanding job in meeting the needs of any client I have sent his way. Ron is a valuable resource for me and is truly at the top of his game in the matrimonial and family law field. I would not consider using any other attorney to serve the needs of my clients, personal friends or even family members in the area of matrimonial and family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ronald is diligent, fair, and compassionate. He is one of the best attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I would highly recommend him to any client in need of outstanding legal representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron is a respected lawyer you can trust to handle your matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is an experienced and effective matrimonial lawyer. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Zimmer as an adversary in criminal court for many years. I now have the opportunity to work with him as a colleague in Family Court. In both arenas Mr. Zimmer is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and I highly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Ron on a current complex matter. Ron is a wonderful advocate for his clients and is highly knowledgeable when it comes to finding the best and most efficient solutions for his clients matters. I would definitely recommend Ron for any and all family/divorce law needs of clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronald is a committed advocate who goes the extra mile for his clients. I do not hesitate to endorse him in the fields of family law and divorce."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ronald is known to be a zealous advocate for his clients. He is well known in the matrimonial and family law arena. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zimmer is an excellent and experienced practitioner of family and divorce law in the community. He is well respected and is an great advisor and advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you are looking to hire a family law attorney, it is extremely important that you choose someone who has the knowledge and experience to help you. Ronald Zimmer has shown that he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in this area. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Other
"A very professional attorney. He has true expertise in his field. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron Zimmer is a respected member of the NY Bar and trusted family law practitioner. He has consistently showed in depth knowledge of his field and a willingness to assist his clients to his utmost ability. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Zealously represents clients with an understanding of their ultimate goal."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A formidable opponent in the courtroom and an all around gentleman. Ron is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ron Zimmer for a number of years. I have found him to be a competent and caring attorney. He always seeks what is best for his clients, and performs to achieve his clients' goals."
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Commack Divorce and separation Lawyer Ronald Scott Zimmer
Ronald Scott Zimmer
Divorce and separation Attorney
Commack, NY
Licensed for 23 years
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