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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


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • 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
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  • 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
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Contact info

Zimmerman and Zimmerman

434 South Washington Boulevard

Sarasota, FL, 34236-7100


FLMember in Good Standing199006/21/2016
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